RKO Radio Pictures | Release Date: February 23, 1940
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UncleWillardMar 12, 2019
Classic Disney at its finest. Not my favorite Disney movie (reserved for Fantasia), but it's a close second. The animation is lush and the story is charming. It's a wild adventure about what it means to be human and be loved. What more couldClassic Disney at its finest. Not my favorite Disney movie (reserved for Fantasia), but it's a close second. The animation is lush and the story is charming. It's a wild adventure about what it means to be human and be loved. What more could you ask for? I've heard the source material is much darker, but I choose this Pinnocchio. Expand
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kpmeadeDec 21, 2018
okay young Disney even though this bombed this is an improvement its funny and dark but also the problem is that the ending fells a bit to fast paced
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AzoulielMar 3, 2019
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Disney's second venture into the world of animated features is unfortunately not only rocky, but also flawed with a poor act structure. Pinocchio is written to either be clever when he has to, or dumb when he has to, which then dictates where the story goes. He never has any character growth and the reward in the end thusly doesn't feel earned. Jiminy while funny and a great character overall, doesn't do anything to further the plot. He's more along for the ride than anything, despite him having been tasked with being Pinocchio's "Conscience". His reward in the end is also, not well earned. Several characters and plot lines go nowhere, and the overall story feels more like a verb game than anything.

But this movie is not without it's good sides. It has overall excellent animation and the movie has a thoroughly dark theme that I quite enjoyed. It might have gone overboard several times, but it never feels too dark. I would recommend it if you're interested in seeing some of Disney's roots or if you're up for a dark movie, but if not you're probably better off watching something else. "When you wish upon a star" is a classic that will always remain in my heart
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AndremaxFeb 21, 2020
Which kid does never heard about the most famous big-nosed in cinema's story? Yes, this is the impact caused by this classic cartoon.
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timoneApr 30, 2019
So after I reviewed Snow White a huge box office success, Pinocchio is the magical one. Why? Because when you wish upon a star, your dreams do come true. The song that Jiminy Cricket sings is absolutely beautiful. The characters areSo after I reviewed Snow White a huge box office success, Pinocchio is the magical one. Why? Because when you wish upon a star, your dreams do come true. The song that Jiminy Cricket sings is absolutely beautiful. The characters are memorable, the songs are wonderful especially When you wish upon a star and am I the only who didn't think that this is one of Disney's darkest films? I mean, there are scenes that scared the kids like the kids turned into donkeys and sent to the mining shafts and... they never come back..... as BOYS!
The whale scene is fantastic. The chase scene is so thrilling and classy especially the death of Pinocchio is kinda sad and the blue fairy brings him back to life. Once again as I said it before, everybody is filled with joy. It is one of Walt Disney's masterpiece! And it's a must-see for people who haven't seen it but what can I say? They did! It's a movie to watch for anyone who's ever wished upon star.
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JPKDec 9, 2019
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This movie was definitely released during troubling times (WW2), But considering how damn great this film is, It really shows that everyone still had the passion of filmmaking during a troubled era with this classic.
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Equalizer_77Nov 24, 2019
This is one of those movies that you can not miss even if it is large, many generations of children saw it and have been delighted, a disney classic full of magic, laughs, and even fear, it has everything a movie needs to Children and not soThis is one of those movies that you can not miss even if it is large, many generations of children saw it and have been delighted, a disney classic full of magic, laughs, and even fear, it has everything a movie needs to Children and not so children, a memory and an old instant at the time of your youth where everything was beautiful. Expand
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TMProofreader3Aug 23, 2019
The best, GREATEST thrilling and inspiring animated musical movie ever made! Or is it the best, GREATEST inspiring and thrilling animated musical movie ever made? With the best movie character ever portrayed: Charles Judels as the voice ofThe best, GREATEST thrilling and inspiring animated musical movie ever made! Or is it the best, GREATEST inspiring and thrilling animated musical movie ever made? With the best movie character ever portrayed: Charles Judels as the voice of Stromboli! Plus the best movie song ever sung: When You Wish Upon a Star! And the best movie quote ever spoken: "A lie keeps growng and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face." Expand
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sebastianaliJul 14, 2019
Otra joya de Disney. Impecable la animación para la época y transmite varios mensajes. El doblaje también esta muy bueno y reconozco que ha envejecido muy bien. El único problema que tengo con la película es que la música no me llamo mucho laOtra joya de Disney. Impecable la animación para la época y transmite varios mensajes. El doblaje también esta muy bueno y reconozco que ha envejecido muy bien. El único problema que tengo con la película es que la música no me llamo mucho la atención. Quitando eso, la recomiendo para todos los amantes de las películas clásicas animadas. Expand
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YunusKatMar 25, 2019
Like all other Disney movies, this one really showcased their ability to animate with their drawings. Its story is compelling and some scenes are even disturbing in the end. But if you want to see the true power of hand-drawn animation thisLike all other Disney movies, this one really showcased their ability to animate with their drawings. Its story is compelling and some scenes are even disturbing in the end. But if you want to see the true power of hand-drawn animation this one hits the spot. Expand
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BrunoVn00Jun 8, 2019
People that say that this is the greatest animated movie ever made or Disney's best movie aren't exaggerating, this is truly an animated masterpiece, a true work of art. The animation is fantastic even today, with outstanding characterPeople that say that this is the greatest animated movie ever made or Disney's best movie aren't exaggerating, this is truly an animated masterpiece, a true work of art. The animation is fantastic even today, with outstanding character animation and a really great example of how to do it right like most Disney movies, and the story, while it's obviously not original because it's based on an already existent children's story it's truly heartwarming and dark at times, with a great moral lesson both kids and adults can get something from. It captures the naiveness or innocence of a child and how important is for them and all of us to listen to our conciousness.

Besides the obvious dated audio quality, this movie still holds up very well from the animation to the writing, it's a movie that can still be considered a masterpiece of animation even in a thousand years more.

Instead of showing stupid kids movies like Minions or any Illumination movie to your kids, show them movies like this, movies that have tons of effort put into making a movie that all ages can get something from other than entertainment.
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zNeverSleepingJun 29, 2020
Uma bela animação, que nos ensina muito sobre ser honesto, não mentir, buscarmos um futuro melhor e diversas outras lições. A animação é lindíssima, e nem mesmo parece que foi feita há 80 anos. Mesmo com o passar do tempo, a obra nãoUma bela animação, que nos ensina muito sobre ser honesto, não mentir, buscarmos um futuro melhor e diversas outras lições. A animação é lindíssima, e nem mesmo parece que foi feita há 80 anos. Mesmo com o passar do tempo, a obra não envelheceu mal, sendo totalmente reproduzível nos dias de hoje, sem muitos vestígios de preconceito ou racismo. Os personagens são interessante, mas não muito carismáticos. A identidade da disney quanto a sincronia com o som já estava lá, o que é muito interessante de se ver. A ost é linda e marcante, fora toda a influencia que esse filme proporcionou para as animações futuras.

Porém, com o passar do tempo, as animações começaram a apresentar um foco maior no desenvolvimento emocional das crianças. As lições ensinadas aqui são valiosas, mas muito vagas. As crianças de hoje são muito complexas e exigem algo a altura. O filme é ótimo, mas quanto a isso, acabou ficando para trás.
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Theo4Jul 15, 2019
When You Wish Upon A Star ... When I Think Of Disney ... This Is The First Movie That Comes To My Mind ....
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DylanMay127Oct 9, 2019
A classical entertaining masterpiece with great morals, fun characters, fun songs, dark elements, and continues to become a great legacy for all time.
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greedybadideaMay 25, 2020
Jiminy Cricket explains that he is going to tell a story of a wish coming true. His story begins in the Italian workshop of a woodworker named Geppetto. Jiminy watches as Geppetto finishes work on a wooden marionette whom he names Pinocchio.Jiminy Cricket explains that he is going to tell a story of a wish coming true. His story begins in the Italian workshop of a woodworker named Geppetto. Jiminy watches as Geppetto finishes work on a wooden marionette whom he names Pinocchio. Before falling asleep, Geppetto makes a wish on a star that Pinocchio will be a real boy. During the night, a Blue Fairy visits the workshop and brings Pinocchio to life, although he still remains a puppet. She informs him that if he proves himself brave, truthful, and unselfish, he will become a real boy, and assigns Jiminy to be his conscience.

Geppetto discovers that his wish has come true, and is filled with joy. However, on his way to school, Pinocchio is led astray by Honest John the Fox and his companion, Gideon the Cat, who convinces him to join Stromboli's puppet show, despite Jiminy's objections. Pinocchio becomes Stromboli's star attraction as a marionette who can sing and dance without strings. However, when Pinocchio wants to go home for the night, Stromboli locks him in a birdcage. Jiminy arrives to see Pinocchio and is unable to free him. The Blue Fairy appears and asks Pinocchio why he was not at school. Jiminy urges Pinocchio to tell the truth, but instead, he starts telling lies, which causes his nose to grow longer and longer. Pinocchio vows to be good from now on, and the Blue Fairy returns his nose to its original form and sets him free while warning him that this will be the last time she can help him.

Meanwhile, across town, Honest John and Gideon meet a coachman who promises to pay them money if they can find naughty little boys for him to take to Pleasure Island. Encountering Pinocchio on his way home, they convince him that he needs to take a vacation there. On the way to Pleasure Island, he befriends Lampwick, a delinquent boy. Without rules or authority to enforce their activity, Pinocchio and the other boys soon engage in smoking, gambling, vandalism, and getting drunk, much to Jiminy's dismay. Later, while trying to get home, Jiminy discovers that the island hides a horrible curse: the boys brought to Pleasure Island transform into donkeys for their misbehavior and are sold to slave labor in the salt mine and circus. Jiminy runs back to warn Pinocchio, only to discover that Lampwick has transformed into a donkey; Pinocchio manages to escape the island, only with donkey ears and a tail.

Upon returning home, Pinocchio and Jiminy find the workshop vacant. They soon get a letter from the blue fairy as a dove, stating that Geppetto had ventured out to sea to save Pinocchio from Pleasure Island, but was swallowed by a giant whale named Monstro, and is now living in his belly. Determined to rescue his father, Pinocchio jumps into the sea accompanied by Jiminy. Pinocchio is soon swallowed by Monstro as well, where he is reunited with Geppetto. Pinocchio devises a scheme to make Monstro sneeze, giving them a chance to escape. The scheme works, but the enraged whale chases them and smashes their raft. Pinocchio pulls Geppetto to safety in a cave before Monstro crashes into it. Geppetto, Figaro, Cleo, and Jiminy are washed up safely on a beach, but Pinocchio is shown apparently lifeless in a rockpool.

Back home, an inconsolable Geppetto weeps over Pinocchio as Jiminy Cricket and the pets also mourn the loss. The Blue Fairy, however, decides that Pinocchio has proven himself brave, truthful, and selfless. To reward him, the Blue Fairy resurrects Pinocchio, reversing the Pleasure Island curse and turning him into a real boy. Pinocchio awakens and reveals that he is alive and a real human boy, much to everyone's joy. As everyone celebrates, Jiminy steps outside to thank the Fairy and is rewarded with a solid gold badge that certifies him as an official conscience.
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mnemosyneMay 22, 2020
Pinocchio ’s story tells us:
     Life is a big adventure after another. There are temptations everywhere. You pursue fame, and fame becomes trapped in you; you pursue happiness, and the result is that you lose your true self. Before you go
Pinocchio ’s story tells us:
     Life is a big adventure after another. There are temptations everywhere. You pursue fame, and fame becomes trapped in you; you pursue happiness, and the result is that you lose your true self. Before you go through it, you do n’t know if your choice is right or wrong; before you go on the road, you do n’t know if it ’s smooth or lost. The brave child will eventually get lost, even though he has experienced the nightmare of life.
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BattiJun 30, 2020
This comment will be italian.
"Pinocchio" è un film d'animazione veramente bello, principalmente grazie a personaggi con una grande caratterizzazione e un messaggio di grande importanza per la crescita di un bambino: infatti il protagonista
This comment will be italian.
"Pinocchio" è un film d'animazione veramente bello, principalmente grazie a personaggi con una grande caratterizzazione e un messaggio di grande importanza per la crescita di un bambino: infatti il protagonista parte come semplice burattino, ma dopo un'avventura in grado di prendere grandi e piccini impara a usare la testa e capisce come funziona il mondo e come premio per tutto ciò che il piccolo Pinocchio ha imparato la Fata Turchina lo ha trasformato in un bambino vero.
Il messaggio di questo film che ho citato poco fa è la crescita stessa del giovane e apprezzabile protagonista, in grado di far identificare i bambini per la loro età e i più grandi per la loro infanzia: tutti hanno avuto "l'età" di Pinocchio e tutti posso rivedersi nel burattino perché tutti sono o sono stati bambini veri.
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Alee_WorkOct 23, 2020
Disney y sus clásicos, es lo mejor de la vida, amamos a una de las películas mas exitosas de la historia
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sdumersOct 10, 2020
Pinocchio remains a pure representation of believing in your dreams “when you wish upon a Star”.
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