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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)
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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)
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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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A masterpiece of animation . . . a burst of fun and adventure [1985 Australian re-release] 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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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film's international grosses were disastrously affected by the outbreak of war in Europe and Asia. See more »

Goofs

For some reason Pinocchio, Jimimy and Lampwick don't notice the other boys becoming donkeys. Given there were hundreds of boys on the island the trio should have spotted several of the boys becoming donkeys at least. Plus Pinocchio and Lampwick are the last ones standing turning to donkeys especially Lampwick. 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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Soundtracks

When You Wish Upon A Star
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Cliff Edwards and Chorus during the opening and end credits
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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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