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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.
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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.…
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 tale, 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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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…
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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…
Wow. Better than Snow White. Takes the book and fits it together into a tighter, more coherent story. A classic.
After all these years I've watched ''Pinocchio'' that whale still holds up well, especially after more than eighty-some years.
(9/10)- Breath taking
A dark and beautiful animation from Walt Disney.
Pinocchio is Walt Disney's second feature-length animated classic, and in my opinion it is one of the most perfect animated films I have ever seen. Whereas its predecessor Snow White, while still an engaging film, lacked a great plot and had under-developed characters, this film pretty much has everything you would ever want to see in a Disney movie. What makes me like Pinocchio so much as a main character, is that while he is lead astray and does bad things sometimes, there's also a childlike innocence about him that I can't help but like.
I THOUGHT THE MAIN ISSUE OF THE MOVIE WAS HIS NOSE FOR ALL THIS TIME
I'm holding out hope for a prequel that explains why Geppetto sleeps with a gun under his pillow.
There is a small part of me that has respect for this film, but there is another part of me that just doesn't care. This movie was dumb. The character of Pinocchio himself is dumb and so is the story. Pinocchio is one of the most overrated Disney films in their canon.
Based on Carlo Collodi's 1883 tome, this is indeed Walt Disney at his finest! Vintage family fun and classic cinematic treasure, Disney follows up the unprecedented triumph of 1937's SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS with this beatific masterwork, proving to one and all that his first endeavor was certainly not a fluke. Benevolent toymaker Gepetto (voiced by Christian Rub) makes an impossible wish on a star for his recently constructed puppet named Pinocchio (Dickie Jones) to be a real live boy. Enter the Blue Fairy (Evelyn Venable) who grants the wish insofar that Pinocchio is still a marionette, but will be a human on the conditions that he must first learn to comprehend the values of integrity and courage.…
The darkest of darkest films from the studio, “Pinocchio” isn’t the kind of movie that its reputation has garnered the seventy-five years since it was released. Everyone remembers the sequence where the title character tells lies and has his nose grow, and they remember his conscience in the guise of Jiminy Cricket. But what about everything around that? Even the iconic nose-growing sequence is only three minutes of the movie, and the story itself doesn’t entirely revolve around that moment, but revolves around a nihilistic depiction of the world as a place full of people who either accept darkness or are consumed by it. Outside of the film’s hero and his maker’s family, every character in “Pinocchio” comes off as…
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