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Pinocchio (1940)

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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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Cast

Uncredited cast:
... Gideon (hiccup) / Marionette Soldiers (voice) (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Carnival Barker (voice) (uncredited)
Stuart Buchanan ... Carnival Barker (voice) (uncredited)
... J. Worthington Foulfellow (voice) (uncredited)
Marion Darlington ... Birds (voice) (uncredited)
... Lampwick (voice) (uncredited)
... Jiminy Cricket (voice) (uncredited)
... Pinocchio / Alexander (voice) (uncredited)
... Stromboli / The Coachman (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish ... Carnival Barker (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ... Figaro / Roughhouse Statue / Donkeys (voice) (uncredited)
Patricia Page ... Marionettes (voice) (uncredited)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Monstro (voice) (uncredited)
... Geppetto (voice) (uncredited)
... The Blue Fairy (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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Disney's all-time family classic is back ...No strings attached! [1987 re-release Australia] See more »


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Release Date:

23 February 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pinocho  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,769,251, 21 December 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$84,254,167
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Working models for all of Geppetto's cuckoo clocks were built as guides for the animators. See more »

Goofs

When Pinocchio struggles to hit the 8-ball whilst struggling with his coordination, it changes position twice even though Pinocchio doesn't hit it. The 8 is in a vertical position, but when the camera focuses on the 8-ball whilst warbling, the 8, which is most likely the 8 on the other side of the ball is in a horizontal position, which would be impossible if we saw the other 8 in a vertical position unless it was incorrectly painted. Then when Pinocchio almost hits the ball before Jiminy yells "PINOCCHIO!!", the ball has shifted to the left slightly in position although it wasn't touched. 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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Crazy Credits

The RKO logo is carved into a wood background. 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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One of Disney`s finest movies
9 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Pinocchio is a true classic in the world of movies. Pinocchio is based on the Italian story about the puppet who became a real boy. Pinocchio is one of Disney`s finest and it beats all the new ultracommercial cartoons, which the company produces nowadays. The story is good, the characters are very likable and warmhearted, and the music is sheer perfection. These old Disney classics are cartoons that are suitable for the WHOLE family, not just the small kids. Watch it, and prepare to be stunned! 9/10


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