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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:
Disney's greatest star See more (127 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:
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:
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: Throughout the whole movie, the feather in Pinocchio's hat constantly moves from the right to the left side.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 Walt & El Grupo (2008)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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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Disney's greatest star, 1 July 2007
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

The 2nd animated Disney classic is Disney's finest movie ever. A favorite of mine and a very dear film to me. It is an improvement over "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and more captivating.

"Pinocchio" is a masterpiece. It is so good that I can't find any faults in. Perfection is notorious in every way: the excellent artwork, palette colors and attention to detail. All of them obey to very high standards. Everything is so well drawn and painted with heart and soul: the sceneries, the characters, the backgrounds, the wonderful details...

Although the atmosphere is quite dark and creepy in some parts, most of the time it is a sweet movie that is also great fun, entertaining, heartwarming and magical. Animation and soundtrack are superb as well. I just love all those songs. The movie is also a full plate when it comes to classic humor, thanks to many funny moments and hilarious lines.

Being an Italian tale, it takes place in Italy. To be more specific, in a nice village interestingly named Collodi - nothing less than the name of the book's author, Carlo Collodi.

This movie also had the honor of being a pioneer in camera use: just notice that nice close-up of a church and how the camera goes straight to the heart of the village.

This is a timeless classic. No question about that. In fact, it stands the test of time so well that it's difficult to believe this movie is from the year 1940 because it doesn't look any dated. No, sir! It always looks fresh and modern.

Fabulous voice performances is another thing this film doesn't lack. All of them terrific: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Cliff Edwards, Charles Judels, Walter Catlett, Evelyn Venable and even some brilliant ones in the art of making sounds like Mel Blanc and Marion Darlington...

As for the characters, they're also part of the movie's appeal. Cleo and Figaro are such cute and adorable creatures. Who wouldn't want to have a gold fish and a kitten like that? Geppetto, the kind woodcarver, is so distracted that he's hilarious. Pinocchio is cute, innocent and lovable like a human child, although stubborn and prone to temptation at times. Jiminy Cricket is humorous and cool, but a bit impatient sometimes.

Stromboli is hysterical and explosive. His nasty temper makes him so funny, especially whenever he mouths off in Italian! The Blue Fairy has got to be one of the kindest and most beautiful Disney ladies ever. She's so pretty! The coachman looks harmless, but behind his kind looks he's corrupt and a demon.

Honest John and Giddy are a perfect comic relief. Giddy is a cat and a funny mute character (like Dopey). Honest John is the epitome of the sly fox: not *really* evil, but clever, hilarious, charming, shameless, unscrupulous and greedy. Ironically, despite his aristocratic manners, he is incapable of hiding a certain rudeness and lack of culture. For example, he can't spell the name "Pinocchio" correctly. Honest John's real name is never mentioned in the movie: J. Worthington Foulfellow, likely the strangest name I ever heard.

Monstro, the enormous sperm whale, is one of the most impressive animated beasts of all time.

This should definitely be on Top 250.

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Twisted!! treynolds230
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This movie deserves to have the '3-D Re-Release to Theaters' treatment. j-jessie-weaver
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The Coachman's profit margin could not have been very good. ltldog2
It was Gepetto's fault that Pincocchio got into all of those messes cryptical17
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