When the gentle woodcarver Geppetto builds a marionette to be his substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings the toy to life. He must earn the right to be real by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish as he sets off on an adventure with a cricket assigned to be his conscience.
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Not the braying or the nausea-green smoking: there is no more distressing sight here is than the early crossing of the sinful fox with Pinocchio, like a vise squeezing innocence forever, tainted the once pure promise of eternal happiness. As for the rest, well " Yes, Pinocchio. I've given you life" - Why? (...) "Father, it's me!" [and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us].
70+ years on, I wouldn't say this is the healthiest of viewing experiences for the youth of today. While naively moralistic, the film is quite fun in its dour- bordering-on-horrific way and the animation is beyond gorgeous. The big song feels a tad out of place here, but it will still bring a tear to your eye.
The animation is terrific, it has a balanced mix of small expressions, gestures, and moments with it's adventurous set pieces, and it's message still has the ability to teach kids some valuable lessons.
Fantastical! Wonderful! Amazing! Mesmerizing! These words go above and beyond for this movie, and if I could say anymore, I would call it the best disney film of all time. There are a few films that I like to say I admire more, but I loved everything about "Pinocchio" and all the adventures that he goes on throughout the film. It's all about making your wishes come true by being a good person at heart,
This remains the greatest Disney in my eyes. The animation is excellent, the story daring to go into the darker territories and the music some of the best heard in Disney films.
As a child I was mesmerised by so many little things, such as the music & colours preceding the arrival of the blue fairy, the coin bending, the shiny medal, the wood burning in Monstro, the children turning into donkeys and more. Quality.