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PINOCCHIO: Second in line but Top of the List
While my personal favorite Disney feature is THE THREE CABALLEROS, I consider PINOCCHIO the greatest. This 1940 film is gracefully executed and dramatically powerful in its range of depicted emotions felt by on screen characters, as well as in how well (and how many of) those responses are evoked within viewers.
I first saw PINOCCHIO at age seven. It wasn't even the first cartoon feature I ever watched; yet more than 50 years later, I still don't feel I have ever seen finer or more subtle character animation on film. For one quick example: the brief shot (during Gepetto's "Little Woodenhead" song) from Cleo's point of view, presenting the not-yet-living puppet being marched toward her goldfish bowl. The visual distortion of Pinocchio's movement, as seen through both water and the glass bowl, is brilliantly rendered -- AND we immediately grasp why the distortion terrifies the tiny fish.
By the time his studio created those features, Walt Disney was no longer contributing any of the physical work; but the films benefited from his detailed supervision and gift for story analysis. One of the studio histories which I've read does quote Disney as having told one employee, as PINOCCHIO finally was completed, "I will never work that hard again." That declaration probably explains why PINOCCHIO was never equaled -- by Disney or by any other team.