All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. 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!
Mommy, what's happening?
Oh darling, it's just a scene of an innocent doll being transformed into a donkey through the consumption of alcohol and tobacco just like countless other children after being lured to a secret slave island by the promises of surface pleasures such as amusement park rides and magical showcases!
*child starts sobbing*
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…
Another Disney classic. Teaches kids good morals in a fun and creative way. A little less scary than Snow White, although I was scared as a kid that if I lied, I would turn into a donkey.
4 / 5
Film 3 of The December Challenge 2016
Whereas Snow White... was clearly all about showing off the detail that could be shown in an animated film, here that detail is sorely lacking in places as there is a shift to more story instead.
While this should make for a more involving film I actually found the lack of detail in some of the artwork really off putting and at times it almost seems lazy.
The story itself is a basic morality tale and works well enough (if you can ignore the irony of it being told by a character who begins the story by trespassing in a strangers house - the second time a Disney character does this in as many films!). The voice cast are good and the songs suitably memorable.
I probably won't revisit this again unless for a specific reason (like a Disney marathon) but it's pretty decent fare for kids.
For a film that is now 76 years old, Pinocchio looks extraordinary. The animation holds up incredibly well as if it were made decades later. It is visually innovative as well with some super weird little touches. There are scenes that I found oddly disturbing thanks to the animation, like Pinocchio turning into a donkey and making that freaky noise, or the scene where he smokes cigars and starts hallucinating as all kids probably did in the 30s. Or when Pinocchio is lying face down in the water looking as if he were dead. This movie is messed up. And it was for kids!
All of those oddities aside, Pinocchio is a fascinating film that has a strong moral compass…
"There are no strings on me!"
Remains one of Disney's finest efforts, with a strong supporting character and a magical premise, with memorable music and terrific animation.
Part 2 of "When you wish upon a star..." RANKING THE WALT DISNEY ANIMATED CLASSICS
Disney's next foray into the animated feature film, after the game-changing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, introduced us to Pinocchio - a little puppet brought to life by the wishes of his creator, Geppetto , and the follies he gets up to has he comes to grips with being alive...
Firstly, while I knew off Disney's Pinocchio, I somehow managed to never watch it in my childhood.... I guess I was more caught up on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers and animated DC and Marvel cartoons, than showing much interest in the animated Disney classics....
Pinocchio is an odd film.... and to…
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