Pinocchio is the second animated feature film produced by Disney. Gepetto (Christian Rub) is a wood-carver that carves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio (Dickie Jones). A living puppet is brought to life by a blue fairy (Evelyn Venable), who informs him that he can become a real boy if he proves himself to be brave, truthful, and unselfish. The real efforts evemtually become a real boy involve that encounters a host of unsavory characters.
The groundbreaking achievement is in the area of effects animation
This gives a realistic movement to vehicles, machinery and natural elements such as rain, lightning, smoke, shadows and water. The film was released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 23, 1940. When Walt Disney Productions was developing the story for their film version of Pinocchio (1940) they intended to keep the obnoxious aspects from the original character.
Pinocchio character had Walt doubted himself that he made this character too unlikable
Walt had made alterations that were to incorporate traits of mischief and innocence to make Pinocchio more likable. Today the film is considered the finest Disney feature ever made, and one of the greatest animated films of all time, with a rare 100% rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes.
When You Wish Upon a Star
The theme song from the 1940 film has become an iconic anthem for the Walt Disney Company at large. It is used in the opening logo sequence of all Disney films and during parades and shows at Disney’s theme parks and cruises. And not for nothing — the song is truly a mission statement for Disney Dreams are for everyone, no matter who you are. The songs in Pinocchio were composed by Leigh Harline with lyrics by Ned Washington. Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith composed the incidental music score. Jiminy Cricket’s song, When You Wish Upon A Star, became a major hit and is still identified with the film, and later as the theme song of The Walt Disney Company itself. The soundtrack won an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
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