Pinocchio

Pinocchio

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Director: Walt Disney, Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson

Cast: Walt Disney, Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson

     
 

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Pinocchio, a classic from the Disney vaults, comes to DVD in a THX-certified full-frame transfer. Viewers can hear Jiminy Cricket sing "When You Wish Upon a Star" in either English or French thanks to the language selections. A very nice addition to this disc is the inclusion of the original theatrical trailer from 1940. There are subtitles in English, and theSee more details below

Overview

Pinocchio, a classic from the Disney vaults, comes to DVD in a THX-certified full-frame transfer. Viewers can hear Jiminy Cricket sing "When You Wish Upon a Star" in either English or French thanks to the language selections. A very nice addition to this disc is the inclusion of the original theatrical trailer from 1940. There are subtitles in English, and the Dolby Digital Stereo English track is closed-captioned.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Kryssa Schemmerling
Just as the Blue Fairy brings life to a little wooden marionette in this timeless classic, the groundbreaking work of hundreds of animators sets a cast of delightful characters into amazingly supple, lifelike motion. Pinocchio, the puppet who must learn to follow his conscience before he can become a real boy, and his guide, Jiminy Cricket (wonderfully voiced by Cliff Edwards, who also sings the Oscar-winning "When You Wish Upon a Star"), remain two of cinema's most endearing figures. And who can forget the gentle woodcutter, Geppeto; his winsome cat, Figaro; or the wickedly funny fox, J. Worthington Foulfellow (a dead ringer for John Barrymore)? Pinocchio's marvelous misadventures take him and Jiminy from an island of lost boys into the belly of whale. The spectacular underwater sequence pioneered techniques used decades later in The Little Mermaid, yet Pinocchio has a luminous warmth missing from contemporary computerized animation. Mingling moments of sweetness and terror, this beautifully realized fairy tale -- the second of Walt Disney's animated features -- is one of the crowning achievements in film history.
All Movie Guide
Though only Disney's second feature-length cartoon, Pinocchio is still celebrated as one of the company's greatest achievements for its Academy Award-winning music, its humor, its beauty, and, most of all, its production value. Determined to make an animated film that improved upon its predecessor, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Walt Disney employed over 750 staff members on Pinocchio and worked them relentlessly for several years. Technicians developed an enhanced multiplane camera that could dolly in and out of an animated scene (similar to live-action photography), as opposed to Snow White's vertical method of shooting. Animators pioneered using glass plates over the animation to create a realistic underwater look for the scene in the ocean, and established a technique called "the blend" to give the two-dimensional animation some depth. Twelve artists labored for 18 months to design the character of Pinocchio alone, and the perfectionist Walt Disney is rumored to have thrown out over 2,300 feet of footage (at least five months of work) because it did not fit his vision. Pinocchio's box-office returns did not surpass Snow White's, but its ingenuity and polish impressed critics and further established Disney as an artistic force.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/1999
UPC:
0717951005793
Original Release:
1940
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:28:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dick Jones Pinocchio
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Jiminy Cricket
Christian Rub Geppetto
Walter Catlett J. Worthington Foulfellow
Mel Blanc Gideon
Don Brodie Barker
Frankie Darro Lampwick
Charles Judels Stromboli the coachman
Evelyn Venable The Blue Fairy

Technical Credits
Walt Disney Director,Producer
Norman Ferguson Director
T. Hee Director
Wilfred Jackson Director
Jack Kinney Director
Hamilton Luske Director
Bill Roberts Director
Ben Sharpsteen Director
Arthur Babbitt Animator
Aurelius Battaglia Screenwriter
Preston Blair Animator
John Bradbury Animator
Clark Animator
William Cottrell Screenwriter
Shamus Culhane Animator
John Elliotte Animator
Otto Englander Screenwriter
Hugh Fraser Animator
Campbell Grant Consultant/advisor
Joe Grant Consultant/advisor
Leigh Harline Score Composer,Songwriter
Hugh Hennesy Art Director
John Hubley Art Director
Albert Hunter Consultant/advisor
Jack Campbell Animator
Ollie Johnston Animator
Milt Kahl Animator
Lynn Karp Animator
Dick Kelsey Art Director
Ken Anderson Art Director
Ward Kimball Animator
Eric Larson Animator
John Lounsbery Animator
Don Lusk Animator
Robert Martsch Animator
John McManus Animator
Joshua Meador Animator
John P. Miller Consultant/advisor
Fred Moore Animator
Charles A. Nichols Animator
Kendall O'Connor Art Director
Art Palmer Animator
Don Patterson Animator
Erdman Penner Screenwriter
Charles Philippi Art Director
Martin Provensen Consultant/advisor
Thor Putnam Art Director
Wolfgang Reitherman Animator
George Rowley Animator
Joseph Sabo Screenwriter
Ted Sears Screenwriter
Paul J. Smith Score Composer,Songwriter
Webb Smith Screenwriter
Terrell Stapp Art Director
McLaren Stewart Art Director
Norman Tate Animator
Frank Thomas Animator
Don Tobin Animator
Don Townsley Animator
Vladimir Tytla Animator
John Walbridge Consultant/advisor
Ned Washington Score Composer,Songwriter
Berny Wolf Animator
Marvin Woodward Animator
Al Zinnen Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Credits ("When You Wish Upon A Star") [:02]
2. One Night, A Long Time Ago... [2:01]
3. "Little Wooden Head" [2:01]
4. Geppetto's Wish [:19]
5. The Blue Fairy [1:59]
6. "Give A Little Whistle" [1:55]
7. A Wish Come True [2:52]
8. Off To School [2:24]
9. Honest John And Gideon [2:47]
10. Pinocchio Is Led Astray ("Hi Diddle Dee Dee") [:55]
11. "I've Got No Strings" [3:12]
12. Pinocchio Taken Prisoner [:14]
13. The Blue Fairy Comes To Pinocchio's Aid [2:49]
14. The Coachman's Proposition [2:21]
15. Honest John Waylays Pinocchio Again [3:03]
16. Pleasure Island [:59]
17. Later That Night [:48]
18. Lampwick Makes A Jackass Of Himself [1:57]
19. Sad Homecoming [2:20]
20. The Undersea Search For Geppetto [3:26]
21. Monstro Awakens [1:51]
22. A Soggy Reunion [2:32]
23. A Whale Of A Sneeze [1:53]
24. The Dream Fulfilled [4:54]

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