Our first Pinocchio had wooden hands, a stocking cap, and a cocky personality, Walt found this to be too brash and lacking in appeal, so we stopped animating until a new design could be found, matching a new story concept of the character.
Fred Moore's drawings at upper right suggested more innocence and the proportions of a boy rather than a puppet.
Milt Kahl's drawings of the chubby, naive little boy in the Tyrolean hat became the final model when we resumed animating six months later.
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