All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
Film #3 of Project 40
”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.…
Review In A Nutshell:
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…
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…
New Years Resolution See 700 Films in 2014 (At Least 400 Must Be New)
Film 115 out of 700
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…
"I've got no strings to hold me down..."
I have some very fond memories of this film, even for all its mental madness… I mean seriously, if you ask someone what they remember ‘Pinocchio’ for, you know, this children’s animated film, they will most likely say something along the lines of “that freaking donkey scene made me crap my pants and yell for my mom!” Anyways, despite of this I mostly remember key scenes from the film, and not exactly what ties them together. After this revisit, that was exactly what was missing and ultimately made me lower my rating…
This film has an opening that tries so hard to be magical, but it literally goes on for about 30…
Great film about a puppet who wants to be a real boy
Like with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs it does have it dark moments especially the Pleasure Island sequence
For the period (and even now) a truly stunning animated film. More of a rollercoaster ride too, than the gentler, more fairytale renderings from Mr Disney that came either side of this (Snow White, Dumbo, Bambi)...and richer, more creative. Pinocchio definitely has the sweet, sentimental moments, yet it's also incredibly dark and scary at times, and kinda freaky really, in a way is sometimes truer to those grim Euro-centric fairytales than most other Disney flicks. I certainly prefer some Disney films from my lifetime, but this is a real masterpiece. And the song...THAT song...it's defined the studio, theme park, and in many ways, me. My dreams certainly have come true.
Pinocchio starts very strong, with 15 beautiful minutes full of magic and charm, but then it introduces moments of forced humour that break the magical aura of the film, and when it's broken, it transforms into an average action-fantasy film with empty touches of dark and only light touches of the magic from the first minutes. It doesn't deserve its reputation as a classic at all.
If SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS changed the game, PINOCCHIO obliterated it. A masterpiece in every sense of the word.
Holy shit this movie is way more disturbing than I remember it
This has been the critic's choice for best Disney film for a long time now, but honestly, it's not that high among my personal favorites. It's just never my first choice to go back and watch. But the artistry behind the film is a sight to behold. This really does feel like the logical step forward from Snow White, with the only flaw I can find being the inconsistency of Geppetto's night hat in the scene where Pinocchio discovers fire. But even then, everything else works.
This is not a kids movie
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!