Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket Anytime you need me, you know, just whistle!
NOTES: Knowing the star of Pinocchio had to be appealing, Walt
Disney directed his artists to ï¿½win the audience to the
little guy.ï¿½ The lovable living puppet was enhanced
with vocal artist Dickie Jones, who Walt
said, had a ï¿½typical nice boyï¿½s voice.ï¿½
Walt also created a cricket sidekick,
but reported, ï¿½At first we made
Jiminy sort of a pompous fellow
ï¿½ kind of a windbag,ï¿½ but voice
artist Cliff Edwardsï¿½ performance
had ï¿½so much life and fun in it
that we altered the character to
conform to the voice. Thus Jiminy
comes to the screen... lively and full
of quips.ï¿½Jiminy (the cricket-sized
sculpture is bronze) wants the
little woodenhead to call on
him any time, so as the little
conscience cheerfully chirps,
all Pinocchio needs to do is
give a little whistle.
4019507 Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket: "Anytime you need me, you know, just whistle!"
Numbered Limited Edition 750
Plussing: Bronze Jiminy Cricket Miniature. .
Pinocchio And Jiminy Cricket Anytime You Need Me, You Know, Just Whistle!
by WDCC Disney Classics
WDCC Disney Classics bio
WALT DISNEY CLASSICS FIGURINES - The Classics Collection started in 1992 with three scenes, Bambi, Cinderella, and Fantasia's Sorcerer Apprentice. Many other series have since been introduced. Some figurines are limited, and some have been retired. Some of these figurines have risen high on the secondary market.
The figurines are made of porcelain, and the process is similar to that use to make Hummel figurines. Individual pieces are molded, put together, and fired in an oven. Then they are painted and fired again.
Each figurine is marked on the bottom, signifying the year it was produced. The marks represent significant milestones in Disney history. The figurines with the first year mark are usually the most desirable.