Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pinocchio (1940)

Pinocchio(1940). Animated film produced by Walt Disney and based on the story, The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. The second film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it was made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The story is about a wooden puppet named Pinocchio (voice of Dickie Jones) being brought to life by a blue fairy (Evelyn Venable), who tells him he can become a real boy if he proves himself "brave, truthful, and unselfish". The puppet has many misadventures before he becomes a real boy.

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 won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "When You Wish Upon a Star".

I thought this was a wonderful a fantasy-adventure story, with many moral messages. The colorful scenes are beautiful, one of my favorite scenes takes place in the beginning, in the old man's house with all the wonderful clocks and toys. Jiminy Cricket", is my favorite character in the film. I also loved the big whale of a finish. :)

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