All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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…
Can we please talk about how this is basically all Jiminy Cricket’s fault? I mean, good call on that Blue Fairy for giving the role of Pinocchio’s conscience to the first thing available, without any background checks, without any inquiries about Jiminy’s experience and motivation. But, once bestowed with the task of guiding naïve freshling Pinocchio, Jiminy is completely useless. He’s much more concerned with being a perv, hitting on everything remotely female including some of Gepetto’s music box figurines. Seriously, Jiminy needs to be fired but instead gets his stupid golden medal by the end of the story. He comes too late and can’t stop good ole Pinoc becoming an actor. And what does Jiminy Lazybones do? He thinks…
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…
Stadig én af Walt Disney´s bedste film, og en del af grunden er at den bære tydeligt præ på, at den er lavet i 1940. Den er langt fra tidsløs, og det er en del af charmen. Man ville ikke lave en film hvor børn røg og drak i dag, man ville ikke lave så tydelige moralske opsange og man ville ikke lave en så tydelig negativ karikatur af en sigøjner som Stromboli, for bare at nævne et par ting.
Udover charmen i det er den bare godt opbygget som en historie der tager fart hele tiden, og skifter kulisse mens legen er god. Især den sidste store scene med hvalen Monstrum er en af de helt store klassiske animerede…
It seems like Disney's goal back in the day was to traumatize children.
ο πινόκιο είναι η ναυαρχίδα της ηθικής για την ντίσνεφ.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Easily one of Disney's very best. The animation is utterly superb. An extraordinary amount of creativity and attention to detail exemplify what it is that can make Disney so special. The character design is also perfect and completely timeless. The way they are brought to life (ahem!) with this exquisite animation and the wonderfully complimentary voice acting makes this an irresistible classic. Even the music and songs integrate without the slightest jarring sensation, and that makes this almost unique for a Disney animation. The only reservation I have is the direction the story went to bring out the film's message. I think a less bizarre and more coherent plot would have made this perfect.
Before starting I was…
Wait, so all of those kids that got turned into donkeys are just going to be donkeys forever? No resolution? Okaaaaaaay.
The nose factor doesn't play into it nearly as much as it was always made out to be, and the film in general is just a bit weird, with certain parts being particularly odd (the whale). But that also made it more interesting for me in a way.
A solid Disney film that is definitely very moral focused, for better or for worse. It's great to finally hear Pinocchio say, "I'm a real boy". I've quoted that far too many times in my life for someone who's never seen the movie.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
Another sunday. Another disney.
One of Disney's best. The animation starts out great but it jumps to the next level when everything goes underwater. The scenes where Pinocchio goes to Pleasure Island are still legitimately creepy even after all these years.
Disney's 2nd animated feature film
I don't recall being a huge fan of Pinocchio as a child, and I might have only watched it a handful of times. In fact I'd say this is probably the first time I watched this since I was about 12, so around 23 years. I wasn't expecting much when I borrowed the Blu ray from my sister's kids, but let me tell you something... I fucking loved the hell out of this!!
I couldn't believe how much I was in love with this film. Maybe it's because I am an adult and can actually appreciate the art, but this was an eye-opener. For starters, this film is beautiful. The Blu ray transfer IMO certainly…
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