Disney Pinocchio Jiminy Cricket Statue
Pinocchio Jiminy Cricket Statue, titled “Cricket’s the Name, Jiminy Cricket” from the Disney Traditions, hand-crafted from high-quality stone resin and beautifully hand-painted with intricate styling and attention to details. Combines the magic of Disney with Jim Shore’s unmistakable style that include time-honored motifs of handcrafted folk art, quilt patterns and traditional themes. Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio’s conscience, smiles brightly in this Pinocchio Jiminy Cricket Statue. Dressed in his classic suit, ascot, and top hat, Disney’s unofficial mascot holds his umbrella ready to issue advice to anyone in moral dilemma. Jiminy Cricket is the Walt Disney version of the “Talking Cricket” (Italian: Il Grillo Parlante), a fictional character created by Italian writer Carlo Collodi for his 1883 children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio, which Disney adapted into the animated film Pinocchio in 1940.
Originally an unnamed, minor character in Collodi’s novel who is killed by Pinocchio before returning as a ghost, he was transformed for the Disney adaptation into a comical and wisecracking partner who accompanies Pinocchio on his adventures, having been appointed by the Blue Fairy (known in the book as the “Fairy with Turquoise Hair“) to serve as Pinocchio’s official conscience. In the film, he sings “When You Wish Upon a Star“, widely considered the Walt Disney Company’s signature song. Jiminy Cricket‘s appearance differs somewhat from that of actual crickets, which range from black to light brown and have long antennae and six legs; Jiminy Cricket has short antennae, a greenish-brown hue, and four limbs; like most Disney characterizations, he is bipedal. He dresses in the manner of a 19th or early 20th century gentleman, characteristically wearing a blue top hat and carrying a burgundy umbrella. Since his debut in Pinocchio, he has become an iconic Disney character, making numerous other appearances, including in Fun and Fancy Free (1947) as the host and in Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) as the Ghost of Christmas Past. The Talking Cricket Pinocchio Disney Statue measures: 11 inches / 28 cm x 7 inches / 18 cm x 14.5 inches / 37 cm.
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