This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
A stop-motion Zero puppet from Henry Selick's stop-motion fantasy musical The Nightmare Before Christmas. Zero, Jack Skellington's (Chris Sarandon) loyal ghost dog, assisted Skellington in his mission to create his own version of Christmas, eventually leading the skeleton reindeer pulling Skellington's ghoulish sleigh.
The puppet's body and ears are made from a flexible sheet vinyl material while the head is made of foam latex. Its small red collar is painted white with areas of gray and black around the mouth and eyes to add detail. The underside of the puppet features an aluminum mounting post and a cable that connects through to the head that allowed it to be puppeteered during shoot.
Also included is a handwritten letter with a small Zero sketch from the film's art director, Deane Taylor, who gifted the piece to an associate. The puppet is in good overall condition with minor signs of age and the jack o'lantern nose is missing. Sympathetic restoration and stabilization has been performed on the puppet's head to preserve it for the future.
Dimensions: 9" x 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" (23 cm x 16.75 cm x 6.5 cm)
Contains mechanical components; see notice in the Buyer's Guide
Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.