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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:
Wonderful See more (131 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)

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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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
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:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #4646) (original rating) | USA:G (re-rating) (1970)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The August 1993 issue of Playboy cited 43 instances of violence and other unfavorable behavior in this film, including 23 instances of battery, nine acts of property damage, three slang uses of the word "jackass," three acts of violence involving animals, two shots of male nudity, and one instance of implied death.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The 12-ball on the pool table on Pleasure Island is first white with a dark blue stripe in the first and second shots of Lampwick. The camera then cuts to Pinocchio and back to Lampwick. The 12-ball is now solid dark blue. The 12-ball also keeps moving around on the table randomly without anybody hitting it.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:
Version of Pinocchio's Christmas (1980) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I've Got No StringsSee 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 34 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful, 17 February 2001
Author: (smmee@usa.net) from Seattle, Washington

Last night I watched Pinocchio, Disney's second feature-length film and in my opinion one of the studio's best features. Based on the 19th century book by Carlo Collodi, but not half as unpleasant, Pinocchio combines winning animation with great humor and excitement. There are songs, but they're never like the huge production numbers that last four minutes and feature the voice of some up-and-coming princess of pop (who'll be gone in a year) that the studio later adopted with the applicable exception of When you Wish Upon a Star. My favorite song is "Little Wooden Head" which is featured in the beginning and is a truly wonderful scene as Gepetto and Figaro play happily with the new puppet.

The movie takes a sadistic, cruel, heartless little wooden boy (Collodi's character) and turns him into an interesting, 3-dimensional kid with a good heart but who is weak-willed and doesn't always listen to reason. The animation makes brilliant use of the multiplane camera, featuring a sprawling opening sequence in which the viewer practically sees the entire village at night. The characters are colorful and fun (I especially love Honest John Foulfellow and his sidekick Gideon) and the story has never a dull moment. This film is a reminder of the sort of efforts Disney put int o their films; the man himself had a great storytelling passion that was lost in later works (Alice in Wonderland, 101 Dalmatians). Pinocchio was never as famous as some of the others, and this is unfortunate because it is his masterpiece.

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I wish they'd create a sequel to this movie in which the donkeys... aircrftmec
WHAT DOES AN ACTOR WANT WITH A CONSCIENCE ANYWAY?! jakegilday
does any one else think this is the best disney film hwrempel
Anyone else feel that Pinocchio is very underrated? saint_sophie
This movie deserves to have the '3-D Re-Release to Theaters' treatment. j-jessie-weaver
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