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For anyone who has ever wished upon a star.
Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he's worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket. From Stromboli's circus to Pleasure Island, Pinocchio is tested by many temptations, but slowly learns how to navigate right from wrong. With a few mishaps along the way, Geppetto's "little woodenhead" finally gets it right, proving that when you wish upon a star dreams really can come true!
Not gonna lie: some pretty fucked up shit happens in this movie.
Given that I consider myself a big fan of animation (of all kinds), it is kind of shameful to say I haven't watched most of the Disney classics. Fortunately, I am going to try to fix that soon.
Based on Carlo Collodi's magical story, Pinocchio tells the story of a puppet who receives the gift of life. Taking into account that I'm more related to the most recent works of the mass media corporation, I am tempted to say that this might be one of Disney's best animations to date. Comparing the animations of then and now, it's easy to see what's missing in the most recent works of the Company: detail, originality and heart.
Pinocchio is a film that…
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”A boy who won't be good might just as well be made of wood.”
Among all the various live action and animation adaptations of the everlasting story of the wooden puppet who wants to be a boy this 1940 Disney production may be the closest in heart and tone to the original story. In this lively and utterly enchanting classic Disney animation comedy, adventure, melodrama and tragedy come together to create a pure, poetic and timeless fairytale. On a visual level Pinocchio is a spectacular festival of exquisite colors and simple yet stunningly impressive drawings that create a solid foundation for the story and its one-dimensional – but at the same time deep – characters.…
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This film is the reason why Disney is one of the best animated studios in the world. Pinocchio is a film that finds appeal in everyone, from parent to child; a touch that Disney seems to have lost in recent years. I mainly grew up on the Disney Renaissance, seeing the films of the golden age only when first introduced, and since then my love for it has yet to grow. The Disney Renaissance was a time where drama was at the forefront in their storytelling, a message may be present, but it is locked away deep enough that it rarely ever feels apparent. Gone are the times where Disney films…
Historically, Pinocchio represents a huge step forward not only for Walt Disney Studios, but for animation at large. Being the second animated feature-length production, the film continued to bring technical artistry striving forward, picking up several Academy Awards (the first for an animated picture) along the way. Its critical standing has mounted strongly over the years, and the film is today considered among the finest animated milestones. Frankly, it isn't hard to see why.
Pinocchio is one of the many Disney features which I endlessly consumed growing up, and it still stands as one of my favorites. Visually, the colors are very pleasing to the eye, not to mention I have grown more and more to appreciate the careful compositions…
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Film 2 of Remember the Magic
To say that Disney upped the animation quality as well as storytelling in the three years from Snow White to this would be a huge understatement.
"Pinocchio" was always that one film I could never watch as a child, it always scared me. Those boys being turned into donkeys at Pleasure Island. Thinking about it even now sends shivers down my back. Truly the things of nightmares.
The best thing about this film would be that it actually has a moral compass. It's not the princess sees a guy for the first time and she…
This is not a kids movie
Maybe if Geppetto had taken his newly formed puppet son to school himself none of this would have happened. Pinocchio was less than a day old and Geppetto thought he'd be fine heading to school on his own. No wonder the boy was easily led!
What proceeds is nightmare inducing. It's brilliant!
Well I've been putting off this Disney film for a while, and I'm very glad I ended up watching it. The animation in this one is just so gorgeous. Not to the heights of Fantasia, but you can see this was used as a basis for that one. They uses some similar big time sets. The characters of this story are iconic now. The plot of this story includes around 5 characters who act as antagonists. Also the story goes to really weird places at time. Such as the belly of a whale, a place that was a dream for children (mainly boys) at the time. Some call this Walt Disney's best film, but it is not his best. It…
It was almost as if I were watching this for the first time, all over again. I've never really paid attention to the finer details in this film, and I am absolutely enchanted all over again. This was not one of the films I watched repeatedly like others, but now I've seen it through new eyes. I am in love with the colors, the story and the characters. Everything about this just enchants me.
3 out of 5 (B-)
Along with Bambi and Jungle Book this is in my top 3 favourite Disney classic. Flawless
An imaginative story that stresses the importance of truth-telling, bravery, & unselfishness.
Despite its reputation as a uniquely harsh and frightening film from a studio best known for sanitizing fairy tales, I find the influence of Pinocchio to be alive and well in many of the later Disney films that I love the most. Along with the epochal Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio set the template: musical fables in which an earnest young hero/heroine sets forth to claim an identity with the aid of adorable sidekicks. Though the formula comes across as watered-down and self-conscious these days, as recently as the 90s (the “Disney Renaissance”) the strengths of Walt Disney’s first masterpieces were still being profitably harvested. But while Pinocchio has had a lasting influence, there is ultimately nothing else quite like it. It’s like a typical Disney movie, only more so.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!