Pinocchio

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing movie Pinocchio including casting, reviews, fun facts and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Pinocchio Description

Pinocchio (1940 Movie)

“Pinocchio” is a classic animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions, now known as The Walt Disney Company. Released in 1940, it was the second animated feature film created by Disney, following the success of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” “Pinocchio” is based on the 1883 novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi.

The film tells the story of a wooden puppet named Pinocchio, carved by the elderly woodworker Geppetto. Through the magic of a fairy, the puppet is brought to life, with the promise that he can become a real boy if he proves himself “brave, truthful, and unselfish.” Accompanied by his conscience, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio embarks on a series of adventures and misadventures that test his character and lead him to confront temptation, danger, and the villainous puppeteer Stromboli and the sinister Coachman.

“Pinocchio” is celebrated for its groundbreaking animation, memorable characters, and timeless storytelling. It introduced innovations in animation techniques, including the use of the multiplane camera, which added depth and dimension to the animation. The film’s music, composed by Leigh Harline and Paul J. Smith, includes memorable songs like “When You Wish Upon a Star,” which went on to become an iconic Disney anthem.

Over the years, “Pinocchio” has been re-released in theaters and made available on home video, ensuring its enduring popularity. It’s regarded as one of the greatest animated films ever made and is a significant part of Disney’s cinematic legacy.


Pinocchio Fun Facts

  • Pinocchio is based on the Carlo Collodi novel The Adventures of Pinocchio.
  • Jiminy Cricket was not in the original novel and when Disney created him, he was only supposed to be a bit character.
  • The movie was re-released 7 times after it initially ran in theaters.

Pinocchio Cast

Pinocchio Crew
  • Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson and T. Hee
  • Producer: Walt Disney
  • Writers: Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner and Aurelius Battaglia
  • Music: Leigh Harline and Paul Smith

Pinocchio (1940 Movie)


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I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.