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Pinocchio (1940)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Family, Fantasy  |  23 February 1940 (USA)
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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
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Figaro / Donkeys / Gideon (hiccup) / Marionette Soldiers (voice) (uncredited)
Don Brodie ...
Carnival Barkers (voice) (uncredited)
Walter Catlett ...
J. Worthington Foulfellow (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ...
Birds (voice) (uncredited)
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Lampwick (voice) (uncredited)
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Jiminy Cricket (voice) (uncredited)
Dickie Jones ...
Pinocchio / Alexander (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Judels ...
Stromboli / The Coachman (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Roughhouse Statue / Donkeys (voice) (uncredited)
Patricia Page ...
Marionettes (voice) (uncredited)
Christian Rub ...
Geppetto (voice) (uncredited)
Evelyn Venable ...
The Blue Fairy (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble. Written by Tim Pickett <quetzal@yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au>

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For anyone who has ever wished upon a star. See more »


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Release Date:

23 February 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pinocho  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$84,300,000 (USA)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the musical number "When You Wish Upon a Star", when a spotlight is seen on Jiminy Cricket, one is able to see two books to the left of the screen, which are "Peter Pan" and "Alice in Wonderland". Walt Disney started developing these two stories for the big screen at the time of this film's release, and they would be released in 1953 and 1951, respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Jiminy cozies up to sleep on the end of a fiddle, he kicks his shoes off in front of him. But when he is aroused by the Blue Fairy's arrival and grabs his shoes, they are now some distance away, sitting neatly heel to heel. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jiminy Cricket: [after singing "When You Wish Upon a Star"] Pretty, huh? I'll bet a lot of you folks don't believe that, about a wish comin' true, do ya? Well, I didn't, either. Of course, I'm just a cricket singing my way from hearth to hearth, but let me tell you what made me change my mind.
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Connections

Featured in The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea' (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Give A Little Whistle
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Cliff Edwards and Dickie Jones
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Important things that we living for a human
25 July 2004 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

Pinocchio is my favorite movie since I was a child. We can learn many important things that we living for a human from this movie. For example, we donft tell a lie, we don't escape toward an easy thing and what we have courage and so on. I'll never forget the goddess of star say One lie leads to another, and you don't cover the lie in the end. I felt that I don't wont to tell a lie in my childhood. My favorite scene is the scene where Pinocchio go help his father Gepetto in the sea. I think that it is brave of him to fight with a monster whale because he helps his father. And I was impressed with cricket of Pinocchio's conscience. He always helps Pinocchio and lead Pinocchio for good way. It is superb what the goddess of star is always watching Pinocchio in the night sky too. I rated this movie at 9/10.


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