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Pinocchio (70th Anniversary Platinum Edition + Standard DVD) [Blu-ray] [Import]

Dickie Jones , Christian Rub , Ben Sharpsteen , Bill Roberts    G (General Audience)   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

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This Disney masterpiece from 1940 will hold up forever precisely because it doesn't restrain or temper the most elemental emotions and themes germane to its story. Based on the Collodi tale about a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy, Pinocchio is among the most magical, mythical, and frightening films to come from the studio in its long history. A number of scenes make permanent impressions on young minds (just ask Steven Spielberg, who quoted the film more than once in Close Encounters of the Third Kind), and the songs ("When You Wish upon a Star") can't be beat. --Tom Keogh

Special Features

This 60th anniversary edition includes The Making of Pinocchio, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at how Walt Disney created this classic.

Fully restored, digitally remastered, and THX-certified video.

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I remember "Pinocchio" as being the first Disney movie I ever saw, although a half-century later such memories might be suspect, although I am pretty sure that the main thing I remember walking out of the movie theater way back when was Monstro the Whale. My main impression this time was that the animation is rougher than I recalled. Of course this makes perfect sense, because this 1940 movie is the first full-length animated film that Disney released after "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," although the studio was working on "Bambi" at the same time. But in my mind I had the level of animation being more akin to what we see in "Cinderella." But compare the level of animation here with "Steamboat Willie," the first Mickey Mouse cartoon, and you can see the quantum leap that Disney had already taken in the field. When the American Film Institute did its "Ten Top Ten" lists, "Pinocchio" was number two on the list after "Snow White," a judgment that reflects the monumental historical importance of that first cartoon movie, because judged by creative standards "Pinocchio" is the superior film.

Watching "Pinocchio" again and going through all of the bonus features on this 70th anniversary Platinum Edition DVD served to reinforce the idea that
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Entertainment With No Strings Attached! May 4 2004
The TV Guide called this gem "arguably, the best animated feature of all time," that's a little hyped up if you ask me (but still, Pinocchio gets 4.5 rounded up to 5 stars from me). It has the best animation any cartoon studio has to offer (espcially for 1940), some of the best musical numbers, and INCREDIBLE voice talents! Cliff Edwards and Dickie Jones should have won themselves a couple of awards just for their voice work as Jiminey Cricket (Edwards) and Pinocchio (Jones), they both work PERFECTLY together.
The music and songs are one of the best things about "Pinocchio." Everytime I watch the DVD, I like turn on the subtitles and sing the songs with the characters (Hi Diddle Dee Dee and I've Got No Strings are my faves).
Some of the characters even remind me about people I know. When I was young, I could easily picture myself as Pinocchio. The "Lampwick" character reminds me a lot about the "hoodlum" classmates I go to school with (jackasses).
Pinocchio is a movie that ALL parents should watch with their children. The scene where Pinocchio gets locked in a cage by Stromboli (a greedy puppet master) demonstrates the unpleasent consequences for trusting strangers (Honest John and Giddy) that outsmart their "victims" with TEMPTATION. The "Donkey Transformation" scene is a very powerful (and frightening) sequence that gives an example about why you shouldn't be a destructive little brat (jackass).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cinema's greatest scene of horror Aug. 3 2001
The name Disney has always carried the stigma of wholesomeness, which all too often translates into fatuous and insipid "family entertainment," but the Pleasure Island segment of Pinocchio ranks among the supreme moments of horror in all of cinema - the loss of the self is so much more greusome than death. Worth having for that brilliant and ghastly scene alone.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A lousy way to treat your "masterpiece" Disney! Aug. 10 2000
First of all, before any of you fine Amazon.com readers get the wrong idea about my mediocre 3 star rating, Pinocchio is and probably will always be the greatest animated film of all time. Calling Pinocchio a masterpiece is an understatement. I am writing this review on the basis of how fed up I am with the stupidity and greed that Disney has shown of late. Like so many of the 40+ reviewers have said, why was this classic thrown together with such little respect? The transfer to DVD does not improve upon the VHS version, in fact it actually looks downright fuzzy at times. And boy was I ticked off when the "making of Pinocchio" was not included on the DVD, but WAS on the VHS! What am I spending the extra dollars for? Like another reviewer said, Disney just wants the consumer to buy the next version with the extras included. They're no fools, they probably figure if they include the extras on the DVD now, no one will buy it again because DVDs don't wear out! It all comes down to the almighty dollar, right Disney? When Disney does include extras, like on A Bug's Life, they make you buy 2 DVDs! Has anyone at Disney noticed how many hours can be stored on a single DVD? Take Dreamworks for example, they produced a great film in the Prince of Egypt and loaded the DVD with a ton of extras. You don't mind paying a little extra for DVDs like the Prince of Egypt or The Iron Giant (another superb film). Wise up Disney, you won't be able to live on reputation for much longer if you continue trying to rip off the public. The competition is stiff, and darn good! I bet Walt must be turning over in his grave. I would love the folks at Disney to read this review.
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neuf. j etait vraiment surprise et tres satifait. merci!
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Updating our family library from the previous VHS originals, so that we can now watch them with improved clarity and features with our grand-children. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Got my DVD and loved it! Played perfect and I love that I got to add such a wonderful classic to our Disney collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pinocchio-70th Anniversary Platinum Edition
Excellent children's movie. Fun to watch! Disney does a fantastic job in retelling this story from its Italian version. The animation was well thought out.
Published on Dec 23 2011 by Mara
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I received this item the very next day after ordering it. I was so pleased and couldn't beleive how fast I received it. Item is in great condition. Read more
Published on Aug. 26 2011 by Banana
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast delivery
Received the product within a week of ordering it. Very suprised and impressed with how fast it got here. Product (Blu-ray) was in perfect condition.
Published on Dec 28 2010 by jpenney14
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Hi All You Disney Fans Out There, As you all Know Walt Disney's Pinocchio Is One Of The Best Classic Disney Films Of All Time, But You Must Get This DVD, The picture is so much... Read more
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