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."
Box office gross: $84.3 million.
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
- Actors: Walter Catlett, Frankie Darro, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones,
- Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton S. Luske
- Writers: Aurelius Battaglia, William Cottrell, Otto Englander,
Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo
- Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled,
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
- Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 2
- Rated:General Audience
- Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: January 31, 2017
- Run Time: 88 minutes
Top Customer Reviews
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
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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