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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.
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…
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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…
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…
Here's the thing with Pinocchio, I was always terrified by it when I was a kid but I still always really liked it. The animation was always what got me, that and the songs. Well when I heard that one of my local cinemas was showing a one-off showing of Pinocchio I jumped at the chance of going. I hadn't seen this for years and I did forget a lot of the film. I was surprised when I thought to myself that it's scary, sad and even a little disturbing for a kids film. I was always scared at the kid changing into a donkey scene but only now have I noticed that the sense of dread is upped when…
According to Pinocchio, drinking beer turns you into a donkey. Not true, it just makes you sound like a jack-ass.
Needs a rewatch.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Holy fuck, no wonder I was so scared when I watched this as a kid.
The second film of Disney's Animated Canon is based on an Italian Novel by Carlo Collodi and most people will remember its most famous song "When you wish upon a star" as the little jingle that plays whenever you see the Disney Castle.
The film is built in a episodic way, which I found showed Pinocchios transformation into a real boy and finding out what is right or wrong quite well.
The three stories (being an actor, going to Pleasure Island, getting eaten by Monstro) scared the shit out of me when I was a kid and even nowadays I found certain elements like Pleasure…
Pinocchio Movie Review #28
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Pinocchio is considered Walt's most technically perfect films is it really? Let's find out. Being an expensive film to make (at the time) this film had a lot to live up to. I'm going to dive right in! The story is about a toy maker who makes a puppet. He then wishes on a star to make the puppet real. The next morning it real and he goes out learning life lesson. This story is so creepy but I like it. It's original and great. There are a ton of characters. This is usually a bad thing but this works amazingly. Pinocchio is the main one and he is pretty good. Then there…
Pinocchio is just one of those magic Disney movies I just love more every time I watch it again. You've got a wide range of fun and great characters; Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Honest John, Gideon, Stromboli, Geppetto and Lampwick! And don't forget about the sperm whale Monstro!
Is has one hell of a soundtrack with songs like: When you wish upon a star, Give A Little Whistle and I've got no strings. The story is very simple but it's just so damn good. We follow Pinocchio and his conscience Jiminy on various adventures as Pinocchio learns to be a good boy. He must be brave, truthful and unselfish. And there are many bumps ahead on the road before Pinocchio learns it!
It's a classic and I think everyone here on Letterboxd knows that. So, yeah.
I need no strings to enjoy this film, there are no strings on me!
"Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, and someday, you will be a real boy."- Blue Fairy
Pinocchio is another Disney classic I haven't seen in years. It is beautifully animated, has a good voice cast, and some good themes. I've got to be honest though, there's some pretty crazy stuff in this film. I'm surprised some of it made it into a kids film, especially back in 1940! Anyways, I don't love Pinocchio, but I do like it. Jiminy Cricket is the man! 7/10
This is definitely a product of Golden Age Disney and while I did like the film, I was a little disappointed. Pinocchio is actually a very episodic work and it isn't until midway through that the story starts to really come alive. It's when Pinochhio and Cricket arrive at Pleasure Island that the movie starts to get interesting. That whole section is really good, as is the set-piece with the whale, even if I think the latter could have been a bit better. However the film doesn't really have a consistent plot and I think the first act is a little meandering. The film does have some good messages for kids though, and it goes without saying that the animation is fantastic. There's a real richness to these old school animated films that I really respond to. All told, Pinocchio is a good movie, but not one I really loved.
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