Film, Animation
Best Disney films: Pinocchio

Time Out says

Disney's second cartoon feature is a rum old mixture of the excellent and the awful. The story itself has the harsh morality and cruelty of Victorian children's literature, but Disney orchestrates his queasy material with some stunning animation of a monster whale thrashing about and much delightful background detail (the candle-holders and clocks in the toymaker's shop). However, one also has to suffer the cavortings of a cute goldfish called Cleo, and several appearances of an odious fairy. Pinocchio, in fact, probably shows Disney's virtues and vices more clearly than any other cartoon.

By: GB


Release details

88 mins

Cast and crew

Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske
Ted Sears, Webb Smith, Joseph Sabo, Otto Englander, William Cottrell, Aurelius Battaglia, Erdman Penner
Dickie Jones
Christian Rub
Cliff Edwards
Evelyn Venable
Walter Catlett
Frankie Darro
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