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Jiminy Cricket tells the story of a wooden puppet who wants to be a boy and gets his chance. Animated. Best song Oscar for "When You Wish Upon a Star."
Released by Disney
Now a part of the celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, the timeless story of PINOCCHIO inspires a new generation with its masterful animation, award-winning music, unforgettable characters and exclusive, all-new behind-the-scenes Bonus Extras! With his faithful friend Jiminy Cricket by his side, Pinocchio embarks on fantastic adventures that test his bravery, loyalty and honesty until he triumphs in his quest for his heart's desire: to become a real boy.
1.) Im 63 years old and can remember what a special event it was when the latest walt disney issue or rerelease came to the local theater. Before his death walt disney put his personal touch on many of his films. It shows on pinocchio. Almost 8o years later the charm is still alive in this classic film. I ordered the korean blu ray cuz i accidently gave my other copy to easter seals.. This edition has no special features and you have to go to the menu to get the english version but other than that the picture and sound is great. Walt disney films will always be special to me and this is one of the best.
2.) Loved it as a kid and love it even more now!
3.) This is one of the best, in a cavalcade of great animated classics that Disney created. While the book itself was rather snarky and somewhat sarcastic, in the movie, Pinocchio was transformed from a sarcastic little brat into a creature who was often inveigled into large and costly errors because of his innocence. The fact that he didn't know any better was actually at times a saving grace as he and Jimminy Cricket found themselves in real danger, thanks to Honest John and his cohort, Gideon. Stromboli the puppet-master lived up to his name as the thundering conniving man who had enslaved Pinocchio into his service, and the chubby, cheerful, Coachman was a truly terrifying being that used the power of an island to turn bad boys into donkeys for profit, a clear warning that the face of evil isn't always an unpleasant one. Seeing the unfortunate Lampwick turning into a donkey was and still is a terrifying sight to this day as was the final confrontation Pinocchio had with Monstro the Whale, a huge creature capable of swallowing whole ships, in order to rescue his father, who had been looking for him, giving his all to become a real boy. This is one of the true gems in classic animation, and one not to be missed.....
4.) In PINOCCHIO, Walt Disney's first feature-length cartoon since his historicSNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS(1937), the artwork amazes, one of its wonderful songs, "When You Wish Upon a Star," won an Oscar, and the story of a marionette come to life who must resist temptations (with the help of a cricket conscience) if he's to become a real boy, positively charms. Artistic highlights are the brief wagon on a rainy night scene and the longer "Gepetto in the whale" sequence.
Pinocchio is voiced by Dïckie Jones, a skilled horseman from age 4 who later appeared in many western films and TV shows. Cliff Edwards, the voice of Jiminy Cricket here, was a popular 1920s recording artist known as 'Ukulele Ike.' Edwards is credited with inventing a style of jazz singing called 'scat.' Cliff referred to it as 'effing.'
The original Popeye, gravel-voiced William Costello, is probably heard as a statue, although IMDb assumes it's his FLEISCHER replacement, Jack Mercer. In his only Disney picture (not counting "Roger Rabbit"), Mel Blanc's sole contribution is a hiccup (all his dialogue was cut).
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