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 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…
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…
It had been decades since I'd seen this one. It was probably my favorite Disney movie as a kid and it holds up so well. There's a lot of wacky guilt placed on a kid who is merely exploited and tricked. But the mastery of movement and tons of genuinely unnerving imagery (the donkeys, the whale, the all-too-real sickness that comes from inhaling cigar smoke) would still be considered top-of-the-line animation if it were made today.
I found this movie to be so scary as a child. The fox, the puppet guy, the donkey scene, this is a terrifying movie oh my goodness.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Just three years after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney followed it up with an adaptation Pinnocchio, by Italian author, Carlo Collodi. Unfortunately, upon its initial release, it actually was considered a box office bomb. Time proved to be kind to the film however, future reissues in 1945 turned the bomb into a profitable venture for Disney, and critically it has been hailed as one of the finest works of animation ever produced. Similar claims are made about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but as I explained in my previous review of it, save for its technical achievements and unique usages of animation, it was about as enjoyable watching a snail race a rock. However,…
A really good animated flick from one of Disney earlier movies.
Disney's finest hour by a landslide. Funny and cruel, and a delicious German painting to boot. Soundtrack for the ages too.
La he visto muchas veces y sé que no es de las más populares de Disney, pero es mi favorita. Me recuerda mi infancia y me hace feliz.
Saw this in a cafe in Brooklyn. Counting it as watched
A very wonderful film - one I remembered from my childhood (but then again so are most of the classic Disney films). Pinocchio is a type of film the entire family can love. Nothing offensive about this motion picture, quite the contrary there are good lessons to be learned from Pinocchio. Pinocchio learns what it takes to be a good *human*. So the film is good for young kids.
This movie also contains another one of Walt Disney's most memorable songs: When You Wish Upon A Star sung by Cliff Edwards.
If you like Disney movies like "Peter Pan" or "Peter and the Wolf" then you might like Pinocchio.
This may or may not get overly long, so I apologize in advance.
Just yesterday, I had a meltdown that…
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