A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

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Carlo Collodi (from the story by) (as Collodi), Ted Sears (story adaptation) | 6 more credits »
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Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Gideon (hiccoughs) (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Donkeys (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Carnival Barker (voice) (uncredited)
Stuart Buchanan Stuart Buchanan ... Carnival Barker (voice) (uncredited)
Walter Catlett ... J. Worthington Foulfellow (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington 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)
Dal McKennon ... Donkeys (uncredited)
John McLeish John McLeish ... Carnival Barker (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Donkeys (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Figaro / Rough House Statue / Donkeys (voice) (uncredited)
Patricia Page Patricia Page ... Marionettes (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish for Pinocchio to 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>

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Walt Disney's original classic that taught the world to Wish Upon A Star. See more »


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The first animated film to win an Academy Award in a competitive category. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) had won a Special Academy Award two years earlier. See more »

Goofs

When Figaro opens the window and steps into the moonlight, he becomes totally transparent. 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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None of the actors in this film are credited. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1954 re-release marked the last time the film was distributed by RKO. After that, it was replaced by the logo for Buena Vista Distribution Co. (Disney's in-house distribution arm). The 1993 VHS release and 1999 DVD features the Buena Vista logo. However, the overseas DVD release in 2003, the Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray releases in 2009 and the Walt Disney Signature Collection DVD and Blu-ray releases in 2017 restored the original RKO logo. But both versions include reissue credits, as reference to Technicolor should have read "in Technicolor" but not just "Technicolor". See more »


Soundtracks

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Walter Catlett and Dickie Jones
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Pinocchio
20 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

This is absolutely, without a doubt one of the best movies ever made. Keep in mind, this movie is only the second feature length animated movie. This is Walt Disney's masterpiece. It's filled with vibrancy and charm. It goes to dark places, and takes so many risks. For me though, every single one of them pay off. Pinocchio is so gullible and charming, and Jiminy Cricket is one of the best mentor characters ever put to film. I love this movie, because I actually care about these characters. They're written in a way that is unbelievably amazing, the script is phenomenal, and the incredible performances, help too. The musical numbers are fun and beautiful. This movie can shift emotions so easily, it goes from heartwarming, to heartbreaking. I remember as a young kid, I really didn't like this movie. It wasn't until I was age thirteen, that I recognized how beautiful this movie was. Everything about this movie is outstanding. If I were to recommend only five films, this would be one of them. Sheer cinematic bliss.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,769,251, 25 December 1984

Gross USA:

$84,254,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,892,045
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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