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Pinocchio (1940) - Plot Summary Poster

(1940)

Plot Summary

  • 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>
  • Jiminy Cricket, a vagabond insect, spends a rainy night at the shop of toymaker Geppetto. The Blue Fairy brings a marionette to life after Geppetto wishes on a star for a son, and Jiminy Cricket is appointed the new boy's conscience. He has a devil of a time keeping up as Pinocchio is willingly lured through various forms of temptation, the most frightening of which leads him to Pleasure Island, where he drinks, smokes, and is almost turned into a jackass.

    - Written by alfiehitchie

Synopsis

The film opens with Jiminy Cricket sitting in a library singing "When You Wish Upon A Star". Addressing the camera...

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