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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Cast & Crew
|Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards||Jiminy Cricket|
|Walter Catlett||J. Worthington Foulfellow|
|Charles Judels||Stromboli the coachman|
|Evelyn Venable||The Blue Fairy|
|Leigh Harline||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|Hugh Hennesy||Art Director|
|John Hubley||Art Director|
|Dick Kelsey||Art Director|
|Ken Anderson||Art Director|
|John P. Miller||Consultant/advisor|
|Charles A. Nichols||Animator|
|Kendall O'Connor||Art Director|
|Charles Philippi||Art Director|
|Thor Putnam||Art Director|
|Paul J. Smith||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|Terrell Stapp||Art Director|
|McLaren Stewart||Art Director|
|Ned Washington||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|Al Zinnen||Art Director|
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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.
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
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
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.
My nephew has a lot of his grandfather in him. He loves this classic.
This is a great movie as are all the original Disney films.
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.
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.
I LOVE DISNEY MOVIES.
Classic movie and entertaining. Not necessarily for very young children. Life lessons and some scary parts for young ones.
Engaging for young children. They learn from the growing nose, and go through the sad parts to a happy ending
I loved this movies and will always love this movies from Disney.
We were shocked and dissappointment with watching the Blue-ray version of Pinocchio - we had forgotten how we have changed in our culture...no 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.
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.
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.