Episode Two of the Disney Discussion
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Pinocchio is the Walt Disney Company's second full-length animated feature and it was released on February 23, 1940. Upon its release, critics were quite favorable to the tale, but the film was not initially a financial success. World War II had cut off the European and Asian markets thereby limiting the film's worldwide release and significantly affecting the bottom line. Upon reissues, the film became financially beneficial to the company.
Pinocchio was nominated for two Oscars -- Best Score and Best Song for "When You Wish Upon a Star" -- and it took home the prize for both.
Pinocchio was selected in 1994 to be preserved in the Library of…