Pinocchio Overview:

Pinocchio (1940) was a Animation - Adventure Film directed by Bill Roberts and Jack Kinney and produced by Walt Disney.

Pinocchio was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1994.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringLeigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned WashingtonWon
Best Music - SongMusic by Leigh Harline; Lyrics by Ned WashingtonWon

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Pinocchio (1940) (2)

By Beatrice on Mar 31, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Pinocchio Directed by Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske et al Written by Ted Sears et al from the story by Carlo Collodi 1940/USA Walt Disney Productions #148 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I don’t think Disney’s second feature cartoon quite matches the first but it is good va... Read full article

Pinocchio (1940) (1)

By Kristen on Aug 25, 2012 From Journeys in Classic Film

Another edition of Journeys In the Disney Vault (took me long enough)! ?Today’s film tells the tale of a little wooden boy going on a manic and frightening series of adventures. ?Actually, the film details a little boy exploring the perils of kidnapping, indentured servitude, child trafficking... Read full article

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Disney, more than any other studio, would effectively market re-releases to take advantage of its films reaching each new audience generation. And since virtually all its pre-1959 animated library are considered classics, the studio is able to reap huge profits with the advent of new media formats and limited-time purchase availability within a particular format.
Mel Blanc, best known for performing the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and many other cartoon characters--particularly from the Warner Bros. stable--was cast as Gideon, which became his only Disney role. Walt Disney, however, eventually decided that the character should be mute, and all of the dialogue that Blanc recorded was cut, save for a solitary hiccup that can be heard inside the Red Lobster Tavern.
The animation of the sparkles produced by the Blue Fairy's magic were designed by abstract animator Oskar Fischinger, who was working on the "Toccata and Fugue" sequence of Fantasia.
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Best Music - Scoring Oscar 1940

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Released 1940
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