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"When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true."
  • G
  • 1940
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 7.5  (158,057)
  • 99

Featuring Dickie Jones as the voice of Pinocchio, Christian Rub as Geppetto, and Mel Blanc as Gideon the Cat, the 1940 film adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic children's story "Pinocchio" follows the adventures of a wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. After being created by Geppetto, Pinocchio is brought to life by the Blue Fairy, who tells him that he can become a real boy if he proves himself brave, truthful, and unselfish. However, Pinocchio's journey towards becoming a real boy is complicated by various obstacles, including his tendency to lie and his tendency to be swayed by the pleasures and temptations of the world around him.

Throughout the film, Pinocchio encounters a cast of colorful characters, including the mischievous Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Cliff Edwards) who acts as his conscience, the sneaky fox and cat duo of Honest John (voiced by Walter Catlett) and Gideon (voiced by Mel Blanc), and the evil and manipulative Stromboli (voiced by Charles Judels) who wants to use Pinocchio's singing abilities to make him rich.

Pinocchio's adventures take him to a variety of locations, from the circus where he performs as Stromboli's star attraction, to Pleasure Island - a place where disobedient boys are transformed into donkeys and sold into hard labor.

Despite these challenges, Pinocchio remains determined to become a real boy and ultimately learns the importance of honesty and selflessness as he works towards that goal.

The film's animation is considered groundbreaking for the time period, with stunningly detailed hand-drawn backgrounds and intricate character animations that capture the whimsical and fantastical nature of Collodi's original story. The music, composed by Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith, includes such memorable songs as "When You Wish Upon a Star," which has become synonymous with the Disney brand.

"Pinocchio" was a critical and commercial success upon its release, and has since become a beloved classic of American animation. The film has spawned numerous adaptations and spin-offs, including sequels and various theatrical productions.

In conclusion, "Pinocchio" is a timeless tale of a lovable puppet's journey towards becoming a real boy, filled with memorable characters, iconic songs, and stunning animation that has captivated audiences for generations.

Pinocchio is a 1940 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received outstanding reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 99.

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