Service awards have been a staple of Disney’s fundamental philosophy that their employees are the foundation to their success. From Cast Members in the theme parks to animators and producers, service award pins and statues salute an individual’s commitment and employment longevity. From the more common 5-year Donald Duck pin, to the extraordinary 45-year Walt & Mickey, cast member exclusives continue to be truly rare and valuable collectibles.
This particular relic depicts Pinocchio as a boy walking down a cobble stone path with a shining red apple in his hand. Made of solid bronze, the piece weighs an impressive 40+ pounds and rewarded an employee of the Walt Disney Company for 35 years of dedication to the company.
Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).