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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When the gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian Rub) builds a marionette to be his substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings the toy to life. The puppet, named Pinocchio (Dick Jones), is not yet a human boy. He must earn the right to be real by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish. But, even with the help of Jiminy (Cliff Edwards), a cricket who the fairy… See more details below

Overview

When the gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian Rub) builds a marionette to be his substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings the toy to life. The puppet, named Pinocchio (Dick Jones), is not yet a human boy. He must earn the right to be real by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish. But, even with the help of Jiminy (Cliff Edwards), a cricket who the fairy assigns to be Pinocchio's conscience, the marionette goes astray. He joins a puppet show instead of going to school, he lies instead of telling the truth, and he travels to Pleasure Island instead of going straight home. Yet, when Pinocchio discovers that a whale has swallowed Geppetto, the puppet single-mindedly journeys into the ocean and selflessly risks his life to save his father, thereby displaying that he deserves to be a real boy. Based on a series of stories by 19th century Italian author Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio came under fire for being a sugarcoated version of its original tale, but the film's moral did have a strong educational effect on children. Soon enough, a 16 mm excerpt from the picture, titled "Pinocchio: A Lesson in Honesty," was released for teachers to use in schools. ~ Aubry Anne D'Arminio

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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:
03/10/2009
UPC:
0786936735321
Original Release:
1940
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

All-New Digital Restoration with Enhanced Picture and Sound; ; All-New "When You Wish Upon A Star" Music Video - Performed by Meaghan Jette Martin; ; Pinocchio's Puzzles Game - 18 Puzzles In a Multitiered Game; ; Pinocchio's Matter Of Facts - Trivia Facts; ; Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending; ; All-New "Making of Pinocchio"; The Sweatbox - Walt Disney's Artistic Review Process

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

Disc #1 -- Pinocchio 70th Anniversary
1. Opening & Credits ("When You Wish Upon A Star") [:00]
2. One Night, A Long Time Ago... [:00]
3. "Little Wooden Head" [:00]
4. Geppetto's Wish [:02]
5. The Blue Fairy [:00]
6. "Give A Little Whistle" [:00]
7. A Wish Come True [2:03]
8. Off To School [:17]
9. Honest John and Gideon [3:54]
10. Pinocchio Is Led Astray ("Hi Diddle Dee Dee") [:33]
11. "I've Got No Strings" [2:10]
12. Pinocchio Taken Prisoner [2:32]
13. The Blue Fairy Comes To Pinocchio's Aid [3:53]
14. The Coachman's Proposition [3:16]
15. Honest John Waylays Pinocchio Again [1:14]
16. Pleasure Island [1:35]
17. Later That Night [:01]
18. Lampwick Makes a Jackass of Himself [5:23]
19. Sad Homecoming [1:49]
20. The Undersea Search For Geppetto [1:57]
21. Monstro Awakens [1:07]
22. A Soggy Reunion [1:31]
23. A Whale of a Sneeze [3:08]
24. The Dream Fulfilled [2:55]
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [:00]
3. Chapter 3 [:00]
4. Chapter 4 [:02]
5. Chapter 5 [:00]
6. Chapter 6 [:00]
7. Chapter 7 [2:03]
8. Chapter 8 [:17]
9. Chapter 9 [3:54]
10. Chapter 10 [:33]
11. Chapter 11 [2:10]
12. Chapter 12 [2:32]
13. Chapter 13 [3:53]
14. Chapter 14 [3:16]
15. Chapter 15 [1:14]
16. Chapter 16 [1:35]
17. Chapter 17 [:01]
18. Chapter 18 [5:23]
19. Chapter 19 [1:49]
20. Chapter 20 [1:57]
21. Chapter 21 [1:07]
22. Chapter 22 [1:31]
23. Chapter 23 [3:08]
24. Chapter 24 [2:55]
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [:00]
3. Chapter 3 [:00]
4. Chapter 4 [:02]
5. Chapter 5 [:00]
6. Chapter 6 [:00]
7. Chapter 7 [2:03]
8. Chapter 8 [:17]
9. Chapter 9 [3:54]
10. Chapter 10 [:33]
11. Chapter 11 [2:10]
12. Chapter 12 [2:32]
13. Chapter 13 [3:53]
14. Chapter 14 [3:16]
15. Chapter 15 [1:14]
16. Chapter 16 [1:35]
17. Chapter 17 [:01]
18. Chapter 18 [5:23]
19. Chapter 19 [1:49]
20. Chapter 20 [1:57]
21. Chapter 21 [1:07]
22. Chapter 22 [1:31]
23. Chapter 23 [3:08]
24. Chapter 24 [2:55]

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