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.…
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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…
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…
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…
Con personajes tan entrañables como los enanitos de Blancanieves, con canciones tan o más divertidas y con una animación igualmente fantástica, Pinocho tiene, sin embargo, una atmósfera mucho más siniestra y adulta.
Hay más de un chiste que se escapará a los ojos de cualquier niño, hay escenas muy crudas para lo habitual en este tipo de películas y hay una buena colección de villanos a cual más temible (casi se podría decir que en esta historia hay más "malos" que "buenos"). Villanos, además, muy realistas en su comportamiento, con objetivos de lo más humanos (e inhumanos, también).
En esta ocasión es la parte final la que se alarga un poco de manera innecesaria, pero a rasgos generales este segundo largometraje de Disney está a la altura del primero.
Just magical. Disney's 2nd animated classic. One of the good Disney classic films out there. Its pretty much well known (well, I should think so?!). Highly recommend, even if you aren't a Disney fan (unlike me hah!).
Diese frühen Disney-Filme wären eindeutig leichter zu ertragen, wenn weniger kitschig dahergesungen würde. Und auch die Moral um den braven, mutigen und dadurch erst richtigen, also akzeptablen Jungen ist ja ziemlich reaktionär. Das Menschliche wird normativ gedacht. Und die Welt ist voller böser Männer, die kleinen Jungs Schlimmes wollen. Die Wal-Episode wirkt fehl am Platz und die überraschend kinduntauglichen Elemente ebenso (die Kuckucksuhren etwa). Die Geschichte ist auch wieder recht kurz und wird allein dadurch auf Spielfilmlänge gedehnt, dass Szenen wie Bewegungen und gegenständliche Einfälle bis zum Letzten ausgereizt und ebenfalls schlicht gedehnt werden. Da spürt man den Spaß am Animieren, an den eigenen Ideen, der Physiognomie der Figuren und dem Schwung der Bewegungen. Beeindruckend ist der Zoom durchs Dorf, generell die komplexen Hintergründe (dank Multiplan-Kamera). Und bewusst oder nicht geht es doch selbstreflexiv darum, unbelebte Gegenstände durch Bewegung zum Leben zu erwecken – Animation eben.
this movie creeps me out so much help
"There are no streams on me" - that's the quote that will define Pinocchio. Geppetto, a wooden artisan made Pinocchio and one night wished upon a star to his doll be a true boy. That night, a blue fairy has made that the wish came true and nominated Jiminy Cricket as Pinocchio's consciousness. From that moment, Geppetto's life changed forever.
There are just a lot of things that are happening here that won't be replicated in any future animated Disney movies. This was as dark as Disney can get and I loved it. I just hope that they would not continue on planning to make a live action adaptation.
One of Disney's earliest is incredibly dark in places, especially when Pinocchio is taken to Pleasure Island. Disney's update of the 19th century folklore brings an allegorical element that's as relevant now as it was in 1940. Pinocchio learning to become a real boy (most of the film) is better than the Pinocchio/Geppetto bookends, but this is very minor quibble.
'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…
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