G | 88 min | Wednesday, February 7, 1940
Pinocchio is the second film in the Disney animated canon. Though Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is generally considered to be Walt Disney's most significant contribution to the world of cinema, Pinocchio is his greatest achievement and representative of the Disney studio at the peak of its golden age as well as one of the greatest achievements in animation. It is one of the most critically acclaimed of all the Disney animated features and is considered to be one of the greatest animated films of all time.
Pinocchio tells the story of a wooden marionette created by craftsman and inventor Gepetto. Longing to have a son he can call his own, he wished in his heart that Pinocchio may somehow become a real boy. Hearing the secret wish of his heart, the magical Blue Fairy granted Gepetto’s wish and brought the wooden puppet to life. Knowing that Pinocchio still has a lot to learn on how to become a true boy, the kind-hearted fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to be his ‘conscience’ and to make sure that he stays out of trouble like most boys do. Jiminy did not have a good amount of success on this one, seeing Pinocchio through a myriad of troubles along the way. Being a real boy is not as easy as it may sound.
Pinocchio’s theme song When You Wish Upon A Star won the Academy Awards for Best Song in 1941, including the Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture in spite of its relatively poor performance in the box office during that time.
Disney Movie Rating:
84.9 out of 100. Total of 1168 votes.
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