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…
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…
Going into this exclusive one off screening, I was unsure weather I had seen the film before or not (from my early childhood). But none of this was familiar and I can confirm that this is in fact my first viewing.
Pinocchio is the original children's classic. Some would argue that it is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (which I embarrassingly still haven't seen), but I think that Pinocchio is one that will leave a longer lasting impression and is one that they probably won't forget in their lifetime. Walt Disney really does make magic, there is no doubt about it. The sense of whimsy is enlightening but isn't overly far fetched. Every frame is literally hand drawn to…
"Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, and someday, you will be a real boy."
Film 14/30 (19. A film featuring bugs or insects!) of my Scavenger Hunt #2 Challenge
Was a real treat having my first viewing of this film in a cinema full of little kids. You got a real appreciation for the effectiveness of the film - with one little girl in front of me so frightened for Pinocchio she was in tears. And I'm sure thats a cinema full of children who will never wag school!
Two word review: Growing pains
I wonder if anyone will read this. Basically this is the most god-honest tribute to Pinocchio I could muster, unfortunately that manifests itself as a list detailing everything I love about this film. Which is pretty much everything.
I don’t know where our predispositions and fascinations come from other than that they are mostly awakened in our childhood. And if we look back to the most vivid images of our childhood - the ones that still emanate that alive-glow as if they’re telling us they’re not just stars transmitting information that died a long time ago but they’re furnaces, still burning, keeping us going - then you will find, essentially who you are.
I don’t know why really Pinocchio appeals…
The greatest animated movie I've ever seen. One masterful sequence after another. The jump from Snow White to this in less than three years is insane.
This was a great film but one thing does bother me; what happened to those kids on Pleasure Island after they met their awful fate? Did Disney really just left the donkey subplot unsolved? Like, does old men stealing little boys and (arguably) mistreating them with a lack of discipline, in which kids 'need' to become a faithful and respectful member of society, not ASK for a resolve?
Or what, all those kidnapped children actually got sold off to mines as (literally) jackasses and left with despair for the rest of their lives?
God damn, this movie is terrifying. There was some genuinely scary imagery like: url=http://puu.sh/hNsRf/905cba17de.jpg, but most of all I also don't think I'll ever get over the donkey scene. Poor children.
B-be good, kids, or y-you'll be sold off to slavery!
lol this some dark fucked up shit
96/100 | A | Amazing
Pinocchio is easily summed up as a frightening but absolutely vital piece of animation for everyone living today. In Disney’s 2nd animated film, a wooden puppet named Pinocchio by his maker/father Geppetto is given life after the latter’s wish comes true. The fairy who gave such life assigns Pinocchio a conscience, the cheerful & wise Jiminy Cricket, and promises to turn Pinocchio into a real boy if he proves himself “brave, truthful, & unselfish”. Pinocchio’s 7-hand script presents its message of obedience and selflessness with a powerful emotional mark, as Pinocchio’s nasty ordeals border the horror-film genre. Reaching a level that’ll make kids cover their eyes is key to giving them essential moral knowledge, even if the…
Thank goodness this version didn't have Roberto Begnini.
I had that urge to watch Pinocchio after watching "Age Of Ultron".
He's a real boy made of wood!
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!