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Writers:
Carlo Collodi (from the story by)
Ted Sears (story) ...
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Release Date:
23 February 1940 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Disney's all-time family classic is back ...No strings attached! [1987 re-release Australia] See more »
Plot:
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Tough To Beat These First Disney Efforts See more (125 total) »

Cast

  (in alphabetical order) (verified as complete)

Mel Blanc ... 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)

Frankie Darro ... Lampwick (voice) (uncredited)

Cliff Edwards ... Jiminy Cricket (voice) (uncredited)
Dickie Jones ... Pinocchio / Alexander (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Judels ... Stromboli / The Coachman (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Figaro / 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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Directed by
Norman Ferguson (sequence director)
T. Hee (sequence director)
Wilfred Jackson (sequence director)
Jack Kinney (sequence director)
Hamilton Luske (supervising director)
Bill Roberts (sequence director)
Ben Sharpsteen (supervising director)
 
Writing credits
Carlo Collodi (from the story by) (as Collodi)

Ted Sears (story adaptation) &
Otto Englander (story adaptation) &
Webb Smith (story adaptation) &
William Cottrell (story adaptation) &
Joseph Sabo (story adaptation) &
Erdman Penner (story adaptation) &
Aurelius Battaglia (story adaptation)

Bill Peet  uncredited

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
Paul J. Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Ken Anderson  (as Kenneth Anderson)
Hugh Hennesy 
John Hubley 
Dick Kelsey 
Kendall O'Connor 
Charles Philippi 
Thor Putnam 
Terrell Stapp 
McLaren Stewart 
Al Zinnen 
Bruce Bushman (uncredited)
Arthur Heinemann (uncredited)
Charles Payzant (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ford Beebe Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lou Debney .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jim Handley .... assistant director (uncredited)
Graham Heid .... assistant director (uncredited)
Mike Holoboff .... assistant director (uncredited)
Larry Lansburgh .... assistant director (uncredited)
Lloyd Richardson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Wah Chang .... character maquettes (uncredited)
Don Christensen .... atmosphere sketches (uncredited)
Gustaf Tenggren .... conceptual designs (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Edwin Aardal .... special animation effects (uncredited)
Jerome Brown .... effects animator (uncredited)
Paul Busch .... effects animator (uncredited)
Ugo D'Orsi .... special animation effects (uncredited)
James Escalante .... effects animator (uncredited)
Frank Follmer .... effects animator (uncredited)
Dan MacManus .... effects animator (uncredited)
Fred Madison .... effects animator (uncredited)
John McDermott .... effects animator (uncredited)
Ted Parmelee .... effects animator (uncredited)
Sandy Strother .... special animation effects (uncredited)
Cornett Wood .... special animation effects (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Art Babbitt .... animation director (as Arthur Babbitt)
Preston Blair .... animator
Jack Bradbury .... animator (as John Bradbury)
Jack Campbell .... animator
Les Clark .... animator
Claude Coats .... backgrounds
Merle Cox .... backgrounds
John Elliotte .... animator
Hugh Fraser .... animator
Campbell Grant .... character designer
Joe Grant .... character designer
Ray Huffine .... backgrounds
Albert Hurter .... character designer
Ollie Johnston .... animator (as Oliver M. Johnston)
Milt Kahl .... animation director (as Milton Kahl)
Lynn Karp .... animator
Ward Kimball .... animation director
Eric Larson .... animation director
John Lounsbery .... animator
Don Lusk .... animator
Robert Martsch .... animator
John McManus .... animator
Joshua Meador .... animator
John P. Miller .... character designer
Fred Moore .... animation director
Charles A. Nichols .... animator (as Charles Nichols)
Art Palmer .... animator
Don Patterson .... animator
Martin Provensen .... character designer
Wolfgang Reitherman .... animation director (as Woolie Reitherman)
George Rowley .... animator
Ed Starr .... background artist
Norman Tate .... animator
Don Tobin .... animator
Don Towsley .... animator
Bill Tytla .... animation director (as Vladimir Tytla)
John Walbridge .... character designer
Bernard Wolf .... animator (as Berny Wolf)
Marvin Woodward .... animator
Dick Anthony .... background artist (uncredited)
Mike Arens .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Berg .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Brown .... animator (uncredited)
Paul Busch .... animator: "Jiminy Cricket" (uncredited)
Bruce Bushman .... layout artist (uncredited)
Lars Calonius .... animator (uncredited)
Bob Carlson .... animator (uncredited)
Brad Case .... animator (uncredited)
Walt Clinton .... animator (uncredited)
Sam Cobean .... animator: "The Coachman" (uncredited)
Charles Cristadoro .... character model designer (uncredited)
Shamus Culhane .... animator (uncredited)
George De Beeson .... animator (uncredited)
Phil Duncan .... animator: "Pinocchio" (uncredited)
Andy Engman .... animator (uncredited)
Norman Ferguson .... supervising animator: "J. Worthington Foulfellow" and "Gideon" (uncredited)
Art Fitzpatrick .... animator (uncredited)
Joseph Gayek .... animator (uncredited)
Blaine Gibson .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Franklin Grundeen .... animator (uncredited)
Harry Hamsel .... animator (uncredited)
Eric Hansen .... background artist (uncredited)
William T. Hurtz .... animation assistant (uncredited)
Milt Kahl .... animator: "Jiminy Cricket" and "Pinocchio as a real boy" (uncredited)
Walt Kelly .... animator (uncredited)
Hank Ketcham .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Ward Kimball .... supervising animator: "Jiminy Cricket" (uncredited)
Teddy Kline .... character model designer (uncredited)
Paul B. Kossoff .... animator (uncredited)
Murray McClellan .... animator (uncredited)
Bob McCrea .... animator (uncredited)
Richard McDermot .... animator (uncredited)
Helen McIntosh .... character model designer (uncredited)
Bill Melendez .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Art Moore .... animator (uncredited)
Paul Murry .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Milt Neil .... animator (uncredited)
Mique Nelson .... background artist (uncredited)
Lester Novros .... animator (uncredited)
Ken O'Brien .... animator (uncredited)
Frank Oreb .... animator (uncredited)
Tom Oreb .... animator (uncredited)
Chic Otterstrom .... animator (uncredited)
June Patterson .... ink and paint artist (uncredited)
John Reed .... animator (uncredited)
Art Riley .... background artist (uncredited)
Duke Russell .... character model designer (uncredited)
William Shull .... animator (uncredited)
Howard Smith .... animator (uncredited)
Shirley Sodaholm .... character model designer (uncredited)
Robert Stokes .... animator (uncredited)
David Swift .... animator (uncredited)
Howard Swift .... animator (uncredited)
Frank Thomas .... animation director: "Pinocchio" (uncredited)
Harvey Toombs .... animator (uncredited)
Noel Tucker .... animator (uncredited)
Jim Will .... animator (uncredited)
Kay Wright .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Robert W. Youngquist .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leigh Harline .... music and lyrics by
Paul J. Smith .... music and lyrics by
Ned Washington .... music and lyrics by
Frederick Stark .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Wolcott .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Don Barclay .... model: "Gideon" (uncredited)
Walter Catlett .... model: "J. Worthington Foulfellow" (uncredited)
Marge Champion .... model: "The Blue Fairy" (uncredited)
Christian Rub .... model: "Geppetto" (uncredited)
Val Stanton .... model: "Jiminy Cricket" (uncredited)
Sheila Terry .... secretary (uncredited)
Mary Whitney .... secretary (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
88 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:F (Ontario) | Denmark:A | Finland:S | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L | New Zealand:G | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/6 | South Korea:All | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #4646) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1970)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mel Blanc, best known for performing the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and many other cartoon characters--particularly from the Warner Bros. stable--was cast as Gideon, which became his only Disney role. Walt Disney, however, eventually decided that the character should be mute, and all of the dialogue that Blanc recorded was cut, save for a solitary hiccup that can be heard inside the Red Lobster Tavern. He was also going to voice Dopey in 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' until it was decided to make Dopey mute.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Gepetto draws Pinocchio's mouth, he dips the paintbrush in brown paint. He then draws the mouth and the paint is black.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
When You Wish Upon A StarSee more »

FAQ

Why was the coachmen turning young boys into donkeys?
Why isn't Figaro or Cleo listed in the cast? I thought they were in this movie!
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32 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Tough To Beat These First Disney Efforts, 5 July 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

When I - and I assume, most people - think of Pinocchio, we think of his nose growing longer when he tells a lie. Yet, that is only one scene in this movie - the first one ever done on this famous fictional character, I believe.

This is strictly a fantasy-adventure story, not a parable or a full story about lying, although that obviously is one of the messages. There are several moral messages in here, so it's a worthwhile story for kids to see.

Sometimes I think these totally-innocent first few Disney efforts (Bambi, Fantasia) are still better than all the stuff they have put out since.

The colorful scenes are another attraction. particularly in the beginning in the old man's house with all the fancy clocks and toys. That part is better than much of the adventure story, as it turns out. The story lags a bit in the middle and then picks up with a rousing finish with a big whale.

Overall, I enjoyed "Jiminy Cricket" the best and also appreciated that they didn't overdo the songs in here: short and sweet, and not that many. They don't make 'em (normally) like they used to!!

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