jiminy cricket artwork

Publicity art of Jiminy Cricket Portraying Pinocchio

In this whimsical publicity drawing—part of a series in which various Disney characters, including Donald Duck, costumed themselves as the little wooden boy—Pinocchio’s official conscience, Jiminy Cricket, eschews his customary top gentleman’s hat and jacket to don the puppet’s traditional Tyrolean ensemble.

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Ward Kimball

Jiminy Cricket and the Nine Old Men

By Jim Fanning The Yuletide season encompasses many an enchanting tradition, and, as no less an authority than Jiminy Cricket pointed out in the beloved Disney TV episode “From All of Us to All of You,” originally telecast in 1958, “one of the nicest things that can happen this time of the year is to …

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Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney

Seven Things We’ve “Learned” From Disney in the Classroom

By Jim Fanning You’ve heard of the three R’s—“reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic”—but when it comes to Disney in the classroom, it’s more about the three E’s: entertainment, engagement, and, of course, enchantment. For decades, teachers have used Disney films to open the minds and excite the imaginations of their students. “Educational films will never replace the …

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Ward Kimball

Ward Kimball

Among the many memorable Disney characters Ward Kimball brought to life were Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio, Tweedledee and Tweedledum in Alice in Wonderland, and Lucifer the Cat in Cinderella.

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