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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 earliest masterpiece...the art of animation never finer... See more (124 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)

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Trivia:
The Blue Fairy in Pinocchio (as well as the prince in Snow White) was created by using the rotoscope technique.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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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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30 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Disney's earliest masterpiece...the art of animation never finer..., 14 July 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Darker in tone than most Disney animated features (except for 'Hunchback of Notre Dame'), 'Pinocchio' came shortly after 'Snow White' and showed marked improvement in the art of animation technology to produce startling special effects.

The first twenty-five minutes alone raise the film to the level of true animation art. Gepetto's inventive clocks come to life as realistically as any real-life photography could do. The warmth and cosiness of his dwelling and the charming shenanigans of Figaro the kitten and Cleo the goldfish, are all perfectly realized. The imaginative use of music and animation art is never finer than in these opening scenes.

Afterwards, as the plot thickens, the special effects are just as impressive. The scene of Gepetto searching for Pinocchio with a lantern on a rainy night after he has been captured by Stromboli is unforgettable imagery. The wagon lurching along roads with Pinocchio in a cage is a frightening thing. Even darker are the adventures that await Pinocchio when he reaches Pleasure Island. The scene of the boys turning into donkeys is probably one of the most awesome and frightening moments in the film.

Altogether charming are the underwater sequences before the meeting of Monstro the Whale. The climactic chase after the escape from the belly of the whale is handled brilliantly. The music perfectly accents the dramatic chase for this sequence and the songs throughout are in keeping with the mood and characters of the story. It is the sharp contrast between the lighter moments and the darker ones that gives the film a correct blend of fantasy and horror.

Parents should be cautioned that very young children may be frightened. Has to be considered one of the most beautifully animated Disney features of all time. A treasure to see again and again.

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