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Pinocchio (1940) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Pinocchio

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  • 1940
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • Cartoon Characters: Pinocchio, Geppetto, Jiminy Cricket, Figaro, Cleo, J. Worthington Fowlfellow, Gideon, Stromboli, Lampwick, Monstro, the Blue Fairy.
  • Vocal Talent: Dickie Jones (Pinocchio), Cliff Edwards (Jiminy), Christian Rub (Geppetto), Walter Catlett (Fowlfellow), Mel Blanc (Gideon, Hiccup sound effects), Charles Judels (Stromboli, Coachman), Evelyn Venable (Blue Fairy), Frankie Darro (Lampwick), Don Brodie (Barker).
  • Directed By Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske (as Hamilton S. Luske).
    Sequence Directors: Bill Roberts, Norm Ferguson (as Norman Ferguson), Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee.
  • Produced By Walt Disney.
  • Animated By Preston Blair, John Bradbury, Jack Campbell, Les Clark, John Elliotte, Hugh Fraser, Ollie Johnston (as Oliver M. Johnston Jr), Lynn Karp, John Lounsbery, Don Lusk, Robert Martsch, John McManus, Joshua Meador, Charles Nichols (as Charles A. Nichols), Art Palmer, Don Patterson, George Rowley, Norman Tate, Don Tobin, Don Towsley, Bernard Wolf, Marvin Woodward; Shamus Culhane (uncredited).
    Animation Direction: Fred Moore, Frank Thomas (Pinocchio), Milt Kahl, Vladimir Bill Tytla, Ward Kimball (Jiminy), Art Babbitt, Eric Larson, Wolfgang Reitherman.
  • Written By Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia.
    Based on the Original Serial By: Carlo Lorenzini (Collodi).

Additional Crew:

  • Art Directors: Charles Philippi, Hugh Hennesy, Kenneth Anderson, Dick Kelsey, Kendall O'Connor, Terrell Stapp, Thor Putnam, John Hubley, McLaren Stewart, Al Zinnen.
  • Character Design: Joe Grant, Al Hurter, John P. Miller, Campbell Grant, Martin Provensen, John Walbridge.
  • Backgrounds: Claude Coats, Merle Cox, Ed Starr, Ray Huffine.

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Lonely woodcarver Geppetto longs for a child, and his wish is granted- partly- when the Blue Fairy brings a wooden marionette named Pinocchio to life. In order to...  (more)

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A classic, nuff said.

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My all time favorite Disney movie! loved it since i was 3 in 1985 when my parents bought me this excellent, dark and unique animated movie. The original Carlo Collodi story is way more darker but this one manages to become a pure more)

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Best Disney Feature

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I'm finishing a review of the 40+ Disney Animated Features, and I believe Pinocchio is the best. The animation surpasses Snow White, and is the last time Disney truly went all out in animating a film: World War II, labor unrest, and creative...  (read more)

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Quite possibly the best animated film ever produced. The movie speaks for itself. Watch it over and over, you won't be sorry.

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One of Disney's best! Interesting fact: Mel Blanc did the voice of Gideon. Disney later decided that Gideon should not speak. All of Blanc's dialogue was cut out except for a single hiccup that Gideon has in...  (read more)

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Bar none, Disney's best animated film! Stromboli, Lampwick, Monstro -- I first saw this in a re-release when I was a kid, and it's left me awestruck ever since!

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