Pinocchio (1940, Animated Disney) – 10/10 movie review

Producer (Presents credit): Walt Disney
Writer (Original Story): Collodi
Supervising Director: Ben Sharpsteen
Supervising Director: Hamilton Luske
Composer: Leigh Harline
Composer: Ned Washington
Composer: Paul Smith

Pinocchio (1940)

When toy maker Gepetto ‘wishes upon a star’ for a real boy, he is delighted when the Blue Fairy comes down and grants his wish making his latest creation Pinocchio come alive. Appointed Jiminy Cricket as his conscience, the live puppet is informed that he needs to prove himself brave, true & unselfish in order to become a real boy. Of course, events conspire against him resulting in him being sent to Pleasure Isle to make a jackass out of himself while Gepetto is swallowed by Monstro, a huge whale, in his fruitless search for his lost Pinocchio . Will Pinocchio ever be able to become a real boy?


This is the greatest animated film ever made and one of the all-time classic motion pictures. Pinocchio is an amazingly animated film with every sequence worthy of the endless lauding and studying since. Story telling through animation has never been done better and the plot is interesting, valuable, surprising and even frightening. Memorable music, classic characters, breath-taking animation and crisp direction make this film one of the greatest ever made. Always moving, this film rubber stamps memorable images on your mind. For example, the nose growing when Pinnochio tells a lie (remarkably, it only happens once) or the bad boys turning into jack-asses. Endlessly stunning.

This movie contains some scary scenes and extreme violence.

Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.

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