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Pinocchio is a american film of genre Fantasy directed by Norman Ferguson released in USA on 23 february 1940 with Cliff Edwards

Pinocchio (1940)

Pinocchio
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Released in USA 23 february 1940
Length 1h28
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OriginUSA
Genres Fantasy,    Musical,    Animation
Rating74% 3.7437253.7437253.7437253.7437253.743725

Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the second animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

The plot of the film involves an old wood-carver named Geppetto who carves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio. The puppet is brought to life by a blue fairy, who informs him that he can become a real boy if he proves himself to be "brave, truthful, and unselfish". Pinocchio's efforts to become a real boy involve encounters with a host of unsavory characters. The film was adapted by Aurelius Battaglia, William Cottrell, Otto Englander, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo, Ted Sears, and Webb Smith from Collodi's book. The production was supervised by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske, and the film's sequences were directed by Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, and Bill Roberts. Pinocchio was a groundbreaking achievement in the area of effects animation, giving realistic movement to vehicles, machinery and natural elements such as rain, lightning, snow, smoke, shadows and water. The film was released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 23, 1940.

Critical analysis of Pinocchio identifies it as a simple morality tale that teaches children of the benefits of hard work and middle-class values. Although it became the first animated feature to win a competitive Academy Award – winning two for Best Music, Original Score and for Best Music, Original Song for "When You Wish Upon A Star" – it was initially a box office disaster. It eventually made a profit in its 1945 reissue, and today it is considered among the finest Disney features ever made, and one of the greatest animated films of all time, with a rare 100% rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes. The film and characters are still prevalent in popular culture, featuring at various Disney parks and in other forms of entertainment. In 1994, Pinocchio was added to the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

Synopsis

After singing the film's signature song "When You Wish Upon a Star", Jiminy Cricket explains that he is going to tell a story of a wish coming true. His story begins in the Tuscany workshop of a woodworker named Geppetto. Jiminy watches as Geppetto finishes work on a wooden marionette whom he names Pinocchio (a name his cat Figaro and fish Cleo both dislike). Before falling asleep, Geppetto makes a wish on a star that Pinocchio would be a real boy. During the night, a Blue Fairy visits the workshop and brings Pinocchio to life, although he still remains a puppet. She informs him that if he proves himself brave, truthful, and unselfish he will become a real boy and assigns Jiminy to be his conscience.

Actors

Cliff Edwards

(Jiminy Cricket (voice) (uncredited))
Dickie Jones

(Pinocchio / Alexander (voice) (uncredited))
Christian Rub

(Mister Geppetto, a kind and elderly woodcarver who creates Pinocchio and wishes for him to become a real boy)
Mel Blanc

(Gideon (hiccup) / Marionette Soldiers (voice) (uncredited))
Walter Catlett

('Honest John' Worthington Foulfellow (voice) (uncredited))
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Disney theatrical animated features

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Fantasia (1940) Pinocchio (1940) The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Dumbo (1941) Saludos Amigos (1942) Bambi (1942) Victory Through Air Power (1943) The Three Caballeros (1944) Make Mine Music (1946) Song of the South (1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) So Dear to My Heart (1948) Melody Time (1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp (1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) Mary Poppins (1964) The Jungle Book (1967) The Aristocats (1970) Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) Pete's Dragon (1977) The Rescuers (1977) The Fox and the Hound (1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Oliver & Company (1988) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989) DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King (1994) A Goofy Movie (1995) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Doug's 1st Movie (1999) Fantasia 2000 (1999) Tarzan (1999) Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) The Tigger Movie (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Recess: School's Out (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Return to Never Land (2002) Treasure Planet (2002) The Jungle Book 2 (2003) Piglet's Big Movie (2003) Brother Bear (2003) Home on the Range (2004) Teacher's Pet (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) Bambi II (2006) Enchanted (2007) Meet the Robinsons (2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog (2009) Tangled (2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Planes (2013) Frozen (2013) Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Big Hero 6 (2014)

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