Release Date: February 23, 1940
On DVD/VOD: March 10, 2009
1h 48m | Animation, Comedy, Family
Gepetto is a woodworker in Tuscany, who finishes working on a wooden marionette, Pinocchio. He wishes on a star that the puppet would turn into a real boy. During the night, the Blue Fairy grants Gepetto's wish and makes Pinocchio come alive, although he remains in the form of a puppet.
In order for Pinocchio to be a real boy, he must prove himself as brave, truthful and unselfish. The next day, Gepetto sends Pinocchio off to school, but he is tricked into performing in a puppet show, despite Jiminy Cricket's pleading and protesting.
When Pinocchio becomes trapped by two con artists, only the Blue Fairy can help him, but unfortunately, Pinocchio makes up a long web of lies leading to his nose growing longer and longer. He must prove himself if he wants to get back to Gepetto and become a real boy.
|Director:||Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Roberto Benigni|
|Studio:||Walt Disney Productions|
|Producer(s):||Elda Ferri, Gianluigi Braschi, Nicoletta Braschi, Walt Disney|
|Cast:||Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Carlo Guiffre, Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Evelyn Venable|
|Writer(s):||Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia|