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.…
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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…
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…
'Pinocchio' is one of Disney's greatest animated films of all-time. It's an animated film that is not only beautiful in design but strong in themes and morals. Plus, this film is not afraid to go dark and boy does it get dark in some spots, from a giant man-eating whale to a coachman that is guaranteed to make you s*** your pants when he remarks how those who go to Pleasure Island never come back 'as BOYS!!!' and of course the infamous Pleasure Island where boys get transformed into donkeys and, as far this film goes, the Coachman basically gets away with this scheme of using boys that have been turned into donkeys in salt mines and circuses because he…
A strange old man desperately wants a little boy to share his bed.
I cannot describe how powerful this film becomes as an adult. Simple movie magic.
Pinocchio has to be greatest animation film from Disney. Movies like Snow White And Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred One Dalmatians etc, carry ethical message both for kids and adults. Pinocchio shall always be respected and applauded for the solid and unique message of many things but mostly about 'telling lie'. It has got one of best scores and great song of 'When You Wish Upon A Star'.
There are thousands of movies that are made for kids, the best ones capture some part of the childhood experience in a way that is both familiar and fantastic (think E.T or Stand by Me) but the greatest of them all is Pinocchio which through the form of masterful animation manages to crystallize the inherent strangeness of childhood. The movie establishes the classic disney trope of losing parents (thankfully only temporarily) and transfiguration (in this movie the evil characters are animals and the naughty boys turn into donkeys) to the point where you wonder if Walt Disney created the aesthetics of a nightmare or are his films are so successful because they put on screen what already exists inside our own heads. I shared the viewing experience with my two year old son who mock cried when Pinocchio was put in a cage and proclaimed that his 'daddy gone', proof if needed that Pinocchio has lost none of its power.
Not my fav story.
I'm not so sure if I have seen this before, but if I did, it was more than ten years.
Really, what Pinocchio had to survive just to learn the damn, clear and easy message of being a good person is astonishing. If we search the best animated film of all times, Pinocchio should be one of our options.
Also you realize how weird the old tales for kids used to be.
Qué gran sorpresa para mí ha sido Pinocchio, principalmente por la increíble historia que tiene, llena de una magia única que pocas películas, no tanto animadas sino de cualquier genero, llegan a rozar, adicional a esto está la memorable canción que ha sido ícono de Disney y que yo ni sabía que pertenecía a esta película. Simplemente una película de gran altura, llena de una imaginación infinita.
Posiblemente una de las mejores películas animadas de la historia del cine.
Classically animated and a good plot, but hard to get into with Jiminy Cricket. Despite him trying to be written off as a good-guy, helpful "Conscience" he comes off as the opposite. Rude, impatient, unsure of himself and having high expectations of a puppet that isn't even 24 hours old. Other then him the rest of the movie has a lot of history, beautiful animation and a good score, not to mention the staple of all Disney songs ("When You Wish Upon a Star").
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!