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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 the…  See more details below


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:
Original Release:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
[Full Frame]
[Dolby Digital, stereo]

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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Pinocchio 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The greatness of Disney's second full length animated feature is so obvious that waxing poetic about it is at this late date is over-redundant. Suffice it to say that the grounbreaking acheivement of SNOW WHITE a couple years earlier came to full fruition with PINNOCHIO; FANTASIA and BAMBI soon followed, culminating in the most brilliant phase of Disney's career.No other animated feature has blended storytelling, imagery, music and sound as successfully as PINNOCHIO has and the more recent Disney and Dreamworks creations don't hold a candle to what ''Uncle Walt's artisans did 60 some odd years ago
KindergartenTeacher66 More than 1 year ago
hen you think of classics, this has to be at the top of the list! So much emotion, that you really feel for the little wooden puppet and want him to become a real boy. Made in 1940, but still relevant today. Get it while you can.
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sparksfanCM More than 1 year ago
im 16 and i still watch the classics once in awhile, i grew up with some of them and im grateful i cant wait till i have kids so they can experienc the magic
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peanutVA More than 1 year ago
disney classics are and always will be the center of attraction for young children as well as adults. i own every classic ever written and have passed them all down to my grandchildren. no home should be without the classics.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
im a classic disney movie fan. i have most of the classics on dvd including this one. pinocchio is all for ages.. even someone like me.. who is 25 and still loves my classic disney movies along with the newer ones.
rvcrn More than 1 year ago
Pinocchio is a Disney classic and to watch it in blu-ray makes the characters lively. My 4-year old son watches Pinocchio over and over without becoming bored.
Idonthavenomoney More than 1 year ago
My nephew has a lot of his grandfather in him. He loves this classic.
janJD More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie as are all the original Disney films.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We were shocked and dissappointment with watching the Blue-ray version of Pinocchio - we had forgotten how we have changed in our more smoking on shows, in public places and certainly no encouragement in children shows. The age of Pinocchio comes out when you see these, almost distasteful scenes, where cigarettes are a norm. The children's island was full of negative children behavior; I cannot understand what we were thinking if we watched this as children. I certainly would not show this to my grandchildren; they are fortunately growing up in a more health conscience environment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this movies and will always love this movies from Disney.
dtmarkreaderviewer More than 1 year ago
Classic movie and entertaining. Not necessarily for very young children. Life lessons and some scary parts for young ones.
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sparky9269 More than 1 year ago
I just wanted to address this review in case it influenced anyone into NOT buying this movie. Pinocchio does NOT glamorize smoking and drinking. In fact it goes out of its way to show that bad actions can have dire consequences. No one got off Pleasure Island scott free. Every little boy that ended up there had a painful and frightening transformation into literal jackasses and were shipped off to the circus or to work in a mine. Not even Pinocchio, who in the end is rescued by his conscience, gets away unscathed. Pinocchio is a wonderful movie, but it does have situations that are not appropriate or may be too scary for the very young. I had fond memories of watching this from my childhood and I'm looking forward to when my toddlers are old enough to enjoy this classic with me.
RDBG More than 1 year ago
It is great to see this movie on dvd.This is a classic Disney movie.The songs,Jiminy Cricket,and the story is still wonderful.This is a great movie that the entire family will enjoy.You will laugh and remember when you first saw Pinocchio.This is a great movie to start or add to your Disney movie collection.Go buy this movie,even if it is for your kids as a gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging for young children. They learn from the growing nose, and go through the sad parts to a happy ending
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