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Encyclopedia > Pinocchio (1940 film)
Pinocchio
Directed by Ben Sharpsteen
Hamilton Luske
Norman Ferguson
T. Hee
Wilfred Jackson
Jack Kinney
Bill Roberts
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Aurelius Battaglia
William Cottrell
Otto Englander
Erdman Penner
Joseph Sabo
Ted Sears
Webb Smith
Based on the book by Carlo Collodi
Starring Cliff Edwards
Dickie Jones
Christian Rub
Mel Blanc
Walter Catlett
Charles Judels
Evelyn Venable
Frankie Darro
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) February 7, 1940
Running time 88 minutes
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $2,600,000 USD (est.)
IMDb profile

Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. It was produced by Walt Disney and was originally released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on February 7, 1940. Based on the book Pinocchio: Tale of a Puppet by Carlo Collodi, it was made in response to the enormous success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The plot of the film involves a wooden puppet being brought to life by a blue fairy, who tells him he can become a real boy if he proves himself "brave, truthful, and unselfish". Thus begins the puppet's adventures to become a real boy, which involves many an encounter with a host of unsavory characters. Image File history File links Pinocchio-1940-poster. ... Thorton Hee (26 March 1911 - 30 October 1988) was an animator, director, and teacher. ... Wilfred Jackson (January 24, 1906–August 7, 1988) was an American animator, arranger, composer and director best known for his work on the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies series of cartoons from The Walt Disney Company. ... Jack Kinney (March 29, 1909 - February 9, 1992) was an animator, director and producer of animated shorts. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... William Billy Jensen Cottrell (born 1980) is a former Ph. ... Date of Birth: 13 March 1900 Massachusetts, USA Date of Death: 22 August 1958 Los Angeles County, California,USA Walt & Lily Disney along with many members of the Disney company attended his wedding. ... he Tuscan village where his mother, Angela Orzali, was born. ... Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as Ukelele Ike, was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, and also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career. ... Dick Jones, born 1927 is an American actor who achieved some success as a child and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and television. ... Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a prolific American voice actor. ... Walter Catlett (February 4, 1889 - November 14, 1960) was an American actor. ... Frankie Darro (born December 22, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; died December 25, 1976 in Huntington Beach, California of a heart attack), was an American voice-over artist and character actor, notable for voicing Lampwick in Walt Disneys Pinocchio and other film roles. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Animation refers to the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... This is a list of theatrical animated feature films produced and/or released by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: // Official canon (Walt Disney Animated Classics) The following is a list of the forty-eight feature films part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon, also known as... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Pinocchio (disambiguation). ... he Tuscan village where his mother, Angela Orzali, was born. ... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature and the 1st produced by Walt Disney. ...


The film was adapted by Aurelius Battaglia, William Cottrell, Otto Englander, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo, Ted Sears, and Webb Smith from Collodi's book. The production was supervised by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske, and the film's sequences were directed by Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, and Bill Roberts. William Billy Jensen Cottrell (born 1980) is a former Ph. ... Date of Birth: 13 March 1900 Massachusetts, USA Date of Death: 22 August 1958 Los Angeles County, California,USA Walt & Lily Disney along with many members of the Disney company attended his wedding. ... Thorton Hee (26 March 1911 - 30 October 1988) was an animator, director, and teacher. ... Wilfred Jackson (January 24, 1906–August 7, 1988) was an American animator, arranger, composer and director best known for his work on the Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies series of cartoons from The Walt Disney Company. ... Jack Kinney (March 29, 1909 - February 9, 1992) was an animator, director and producer of animated shorts. ...

Contents

Characters

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as Ukelele Ike, was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, and also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career. ... Subfamilies See Taxonomy section Crickets, family Gryllidae (also known as true crickets), are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers and more closely related to katydids or bush crickets (order Orthoptera). ... For other uses, see Pinocchio (disambiguation). ... Dick Jones, born 1927 is an American actor who achieved some success as a child and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and television. ... A puppet is a representational object, usually but not always depicting a human character, used in play or a presentation. ... Screenshot from Steven Spielbergs A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. ... Pinocchio is a work by Carlo Collodi published in 1880 in Italy. ... Figaro is a fictional character who first appeared in Disneys Pinocchio. ... Cleo is a female given name that is short for Cleopatra and an alternate spelling for Clio. ... Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a prolific American voice actor. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... Trinomial name Carassius auratus auratus (Linnaeus, 1758) For the baked snack crackers, please see Goldfish (snack). ... Foulfellow (left) and Gideon Foulfellow and Gideon are a pair of animated characters who appear in the 1940 Disney animated film Pinocchio. ... Walter Catlett (February 4, 1889 - November 14, 1960) was an American actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Foulfellow (left) and Gideon Foulfellow and Gideon are a pair of animated characters who appear in the 1940 Disney animated film Pinocchio. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... At law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even though they take no part in the actual criminal offence. ... Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a prolific American voice actor. ... Stromboli and his new employee Stromboli is a villain from the Disney film Pinocchio. ... Screenshot from Steven Spielbergs A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lampwick is a character from Pinocchio. ... Frankie Darro (born December 22, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; died December 25, 1976 in Huntington Beach, California of a heart attack), was an American voice-over artist and character actor, notable for voicing Lampwick in Walt Disneys Pinocchio and other film roles. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 For other uses, see Donkey (disambiguation). ... Monstro is an enormous whale from the Disney film Pinocchio. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Sperm Whale range (in blue) The Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of all toothed whales and is the largest toothed animal alive, measuring up to 18 metres (60 ft) long. ...

History

Production

The plan for the original film was considerably different from what was released. Numerous characters and plot points, many of which came from the original novel, were used in early drafts. Producer Walt Disney was displeased with the work that was being done and called a halt to the project midway into production so that the concept could be rethought and the characters redesigned. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ...


Originally, Pinocchio was to be depicted as a Charlie McCarthy-esque wise guy, equally as rambunctious and sarcastic as the puppet in the original novel. He looked exactly like a real wooden puppet with, among other things, a long pointed nose, a peaked cap, and bare wooden hands. But Walt found that no one could really sympathize with such a character and so the designers had to redesign the puppet as much as possible. Eventually, they revised the puppet to make him look more like a real boy, with, among other things, a child's Tyrolean hat, and regular, 5-fingered hands with Mickey Mouse-type gloves on them. The only parts of him that still looked more or less like a puppet were his arms and legs. Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 _ September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... The Tyrolean hat is associated with the Austrian Alps. ...


Additionally, it was at this stage that the character of the cricket was expanded. Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards) became central to the story. Originally the cricket wasn't even in the film. Once added, he was depicted as an actual (that is, less anthropomorphized) cricket with toothed legs and waving anntenae. But again Walt wanted someone more likable, so Ward Kimball conjured up "a little man with no ears. That was the only thing about him that was like an insect." This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cliff Edwards (14 June 1895 – 17 July 1971), also known as Ukelele Ike, was an American singer and musician who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, and also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career. ... Firehouse Five Plus Two LP album cover. ...


Mel Blanc (most famous for voicing many of the characters in Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons), was hired to perform the voice of Gideon the Cat, who was Foulfellow the Fox's sidekick. However, it was eventually decided for Gideon to be mute (just like Dopey, whose whimsical, Harpo Marx-style persona made him one of Snow White's most comic and popular characters). All of Blanc's recorded dialogue in this film was subsequently deleted, save for a solitary hiccup, which was heard three times in the film. Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was a prolific American voice actor. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Looney Tunes opening title Looney Tunes is a Warner Brothers animated cartoon series which ran in many movie theatres from 1930 to 1969. ... Merrie Melodies end title Merrie Melodies is the name of a series of animated cartoons distributed by Warner Bros. ...


The influential abstract animator Oskar Fischinger contributed to the effects animation of the Blue Fairy's wand.[1] Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) was an abstract animator, filmmaker, and painter. ...


Film critic Leonard Maltin would later write that "with Pinocchio, Disney reached not only the height of his powers, but the apex of what many critics consider to be the realm of the animated cartoon."[2] Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ...


Release:Reactions & Criticisms

Pinocchio was not commercially successful when first released, and Disney only recouped about half of its $2.3 million budget, which was due in part to poor timing, with the cut-off of European markets due to World War II. By the time the film was released, the mood of Americans had also darkened, also due to the war. People just weren't as keen on seeing fantasy stories as they were in the days of Snow White. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


But there were other reasons why Pinocchio didn't quite pan out on initial release. One thing that Snow White had that Pinocchio didn't was romance. There wasn't anything in the way of "falling-in-love-at-first-sight" in Pinocchio, as there had been in Snow White, which apparently was what people had come to expect of in Disney. To add insult to injury, Paolo Lorenzini, nephew of the original story's author, had beseeched the Italian Ministry of Popular Culture to charge Walt for slander in portraying Pinocchio "so he easily could be mistaken for an American," when it was perfectly obvious that the little puppet was in fact Italian. Nothing had apparently come of the protest.


Nevertheless, there were positive reactions to the movie as well. Archer Winsten, who had criticized Snow White, wrote: "The faults that were in Snow White no longer exist. In writing of Pinocchio, you are limited only by your own power of expressing enthusiasm." Also, despite the poor timing of the release, the film did do well both critically and at the box office in the United States. Jiminy Cricket's song, "When You Wish Upon a Star," became a major hit and is still identified with the film, and later as a fanfare for The Walt Disney Company itself. Pinocchio also won the Academy Award for Best Song and the Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. In 1994, Pinocchio was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." In 2005, Time.com named it one of the 100 best movies of the last 80 years. Overall, Pinocchio is considered a true-blue classic today,[citation needed] and many film historians consider this to be the film that most closely approaches technical perfection of all the Disney animated features. Link When You Wish upon a Star is a popular song written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline and introduced in the 1940 Walt Disney movie Pinocchio, where it is sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket, over the opening credits and again in the final scene of... A fanfare is a short piece of music played by trumpets and other brass instruments, frequently accompanied by percussion, usually for ceremonial purposes. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Re-releases: Theatrical & home video

With the re-release of Snow White in 1944 came the tradition of re-releasing Disney films every seven to ten years. Pinocchio has been theatrically re-released in 1945, 1954, 1962, 1971, 1978, 1984, and 1992. The 1992 re-issue was digitally restored by cleaning and removing scratches from the original negatives one frame at a time, eliminating age-old soundtrack distortions, and revitalizing the color. The film also received four video releases, being a hot-seller in 1985, a re-master in 1986, 1993, (all three of those releases were released as Walt Disney Classics videos) and 1999 as a 60th Anniversary edition and it has the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo. It also had a Disney DVD "Limited Issue" release that year before it was added to the Gold Classic Collection in 2000. As of late, it is scheduled to be released to the Platinum Edition DVD line in 2008 and if this is true, this will be one of the few Disney classics that has not seen an updated DVD release in eight years. 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article is about the year. ... The Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (Walt Disney Coleccion Maestra in Spanish) is a line of videos released by Walt Disney Home Video from 1994 to 1999. ... Size comparison: A 12 cm Sony DVD+RW and a 19 cm Dixon Ticonderoga pencil. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Platinum Editions are a series of DVDs put out by The Walt Disney Company. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


United States theatrical release history

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Worldwide release dates

Country Date
Brazil February 26, 1940
Argentina March 13, 1940
U.K. May 21, 1940
Australia October 24, 1940
Sweden February 3, 1941
Canada October 10, 1941
Eritrea December 3, 1941
Finland January 31, 1943
Spain February 7, 1944
France May 22, 1946
Belgium, Netherlands June 13, 1946
Norway September 5, 1946
Hong Kong December 19, 1946
Italy November 5, 1947
Poland February 7, 1949
Denmark May 25, 1950
West Germany March 23, 1951
Austria April 1, 1952
Japan May 15, 1952
Philippines October 7, 1952
Lebanon March 25, 1967
Saudi Arabia March 13, 1971
Kuwait October 6, 1985

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Pinocchio home video release history

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Crew

Animation direction

Fred Moore was an American character animator for Walt Disney Productions, best known for being the resident specialist of the animation of Mickey Mouse. ... Franklin Thomas (September 5, 1912, Fresno, California - September 8, 2004, Flintridge, California) was one of Walt Disneys team of animators known as the Nine Old Men. ... Milton Erwin Kahl (born March 22, 1909, in San Francisco, California, USA; died April 19, 1987, in Mill Valley, California, USA, of pneumonia) was an animator for the Disney studio. ... Vladimir Peter Tytla (October 25, 1904–December 30, 1968) was one of the original Disney animators and is considered by many to be the best character animator working during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. ... Firehouse Five Plus Two LP album cover. ... Arthur Art Babbitt (October 8, 1907 - March 4, 1992) was a Disney animator. ... Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... Charles A. Nichols (September, 1910 - ?) was an American animator and film director. ...

Songs

Main article: Pinocchio (soundtrack)
Pinocchio and his father Geppetto are reunited, in a scene from Walt Disney's Pinocchio.

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Songs in film

The songs in Pinocchio were composed by Leigh Harline, Ned Washington and Frank Churchill. Paul J. Smith composed the incidental music score. Leigh Harline (March 26, 1907 - December 10, 1969) was an award-winning film composer. ... Ned Washington (15 August 1901 - 20 December 1976) was an American lyric writer. ... Frank Churchill (October 20, 1901 - May 14, 1942) was an American composer of popular music for films. ... Paul J. Smith (October 30, 1906 - January 25, 1985) is an American music composer. ...

When You Wish upon a Star is a popular song written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline and introduced in the 1940 Walt Disney movie Pinocchio, where it is sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket, over the opening credits and again in the final scene of... Little Wooden Head is a song from Walt Disneys film Pinocchio sung by Christian Rub as Geppetto with a music professor. ... Give a Little Whistle is a popular song. ... Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee is a song from Walt Disneys animated film Pinocchio sung by Walter Catlett as Foulfellow the Fox and Dickie Jones as Pinocchio. ... Ive Got No Strings also known as I Got No Strings is a song from Walt Disneys animated film Pinocchio sung by Dickie Jones as Pinocchio. ... When You Wish upon a Star is a popular song written by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline and introduced in the 1940 Walt Disney movie Pinocchio, where it is sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket, over the opening credits and again in the final scene of...

Songs written for film but not used

  • "I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow" - Jiminy Cricket (this song eventually showed up in Fun and Fancy Free)
  • "As I Was Saying To the Duchess" - J. Worthington Foulfellow (this line is spoken briefly by Foulfellow in the film, however)
  • "Three Cheers For Anything" - Lampwick; Pinocchio; Alexander; Other Boys
  • "Monstro the Whale" - Chorus

Fun and Fancy Free (first released on September 27, 1947) is a feature film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Moritz, William. Fischinger at Disney - or Oskar in the Mousetrap. Millimeter. 5. 2 (1977): 25-28, 65-67. [1]
  2. ^ Maltin, Leonard (1973). Pinocchio. In Leonard Maltin (Ed.), The Disney Book, pp. 37. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.

Trivia

  • Lampwick is caricatured after Disney animator Fred Moore.
  • The pool hall at Pleasure Island is in the shape of a giant eight ball with a tall cue-shaped structure standing nearby. This is a takeoff on the Trylon and the Perisphere at the 1939 New York World's Fair.
  • "When You Wish Upon a Star" was ranked #7 in the American Film Institute's 100 Top Movie Songs of All Time, the highest ranking on the list among Disney animated films.
  • Among the debris inside the Model Home (which is open for destruction), a print of Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Mona Lisa" can be seen.
  • When Pinocchio is onboard the coach headed for Pleasure Island, he is holding a playing card showing the Ace of Spades thinking that it is a ticket. The Ace of Spades is a symbol of death.
  • After he gets mad at Pinoccio for calling Lampwick his best friend, Jiminy obliviously puts his jacket on backwards and smushes his hat already on his head.
  • One film reviewer compared Pinocchio's first movements and words to the history of cinematic animation itself: the invention of animation ("I can move!"), the advent of sound film ("I can talk!"), and the limitations of animations of cinema itself, the reminder that it's all an illusion ("I can walk!", followed by a stumble).
  • The Blue Fairy was animated using the rotoscope technique.
  • Pinocchio, Geppetto, and Jiminy Cricket, as well as most of the other Pinocchio characters, appear as regular guest stars on Disney's House of Mouse. In fact, an entire episode of the show was devoted to Jiminy, in which the little cricket becomes Mickey's conscience.
  • Coincedentally, Pleasure Island is the name of a Walt Disney World attraction. It is a collection of 80s style clubs designed specifically for people over the age of 18. Its name bears no connection to the sinister island from the movie.
  • Monstro the Whale is a playable world in the video games Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. Pinocchio is also a story-related character in that Riku tries to make off with his heart and use it for Kairi. Also, Queen Minnie assigns Jiminy Cricket to be the journal writer for Sora's adventures in all three games.
  • There was a video game adaptation of this film for both Sega Genesis and Super NES.
  • In Mad Magazine's parody of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, Lampwick makes a two-panel cameo as one of the kids in Shredder's gang. In the former of the two panels, Pinocchio himself also appears, being used as a billiards stick.
  • A dark ride attraction based on the story of Pinocchio can be found at Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland (Pinocchio's Daring Journey) and Disneyland Paris (Les Voyages De Pinocchio).
  • The film was parodied in several Simpsons episodes. In Itchy & Scratchy Land the segment Itchyocchio parodies Pinocchio and Geppetto. In the episode Krusty Gets Cancelled the ventriloquist's dummy Gabbo is introduced to his audience with a great show featuring several other puppets, similar to the scene when Pinocchio performs "I've Got No Strings". Later in the episode a newspaper headline mentions that Gabbo will have "a real boy" operation.
  • In the Disney movie Aladdin, Genie transforms himself in Pinocchio to illustrate his disbelief over Aladdin's promise that he will grant Genie his wish to be free.
  • On the audio commentary for Wizards (film), Ralph Bakshi (who doesn't like animated Disney films)[citation needed] stated that this is his favorite.
  • Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket appeared in Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.
  • Pinocchio makes a came appearnce in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

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Pinocchio, animated motion picture about a wooden puppet who longs to become human, produced by Walt Disney Studios.
The Adventures of Pinocchio (Italian: Le avventure di Pinocchio) is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi.
Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon.
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lthough Pinocchio promises the Blue Fairy he'll be good, temptation can be a powerful force for any boy -- even one made of wood.
Even before his transformation at the end of the film, Walt Disney's "Pinocchio" is more like a human boy than the selfish and naughty marionette created by Italian author Carlo Collodi in 1880.
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