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Jiminy Cricket by Walt Disney and Ideal *sold* Novelty toy co for sale


Jiminy Cricket by Walt Disney and Ideal Novelty toy co for sale

This critter, if you will, or cricket has been a Disney sidekick and icon of America for decades.  Our toy is one of the largest and most detailed of the “animated” film character.   It has been called “our conscious”.  It is near new and made by Ideal Novelty and Toy Company.

The label is still affixed to the foot bottom with some chipping.  Delicate hat, collar and umbrella are still there.

Jimmy Cricket is known from Pinocchio and according to Wikipedia:

“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 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, he was transformed in the Disney version into a comical and wise 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. His design is different from real crickets, which are black or dark brown, with very long antennae and he dresses like a gentleman from the 19th century. Since his debut in Pinocchio, he has become a recurring iconic Disney character and has made numerous other appearances.”

Then here is another snippet on the Ideal Toy name: “Morris and Rose Michtom founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company in Brooklyn when they invented the Teddy bear in 1903.After Michtom’s death in 1938, the company changed its name to the Ideal Toy Company, and Michtom’s nephew Abraham Katz became chief executive.”

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