When the gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian Rub) builds a marionette to be his substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings the toy to life. The puppet, named Pinocchio (Dick Jones), is not yet a human boy. He must earn the right to be real by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish. But, even with the help of Jiminy (Cliff Edwards), a ...Read MoreWhen the gentle woodcarver Geppetto (Christian Rub) builds a marionette to be his substitute son, a benevolent fairy brings the toy to life. The puppet, named Pinocchio (Dick Jones), is not yet a human boy. He must earn the right to be real by proving that he is brave, truthful, and unselfish. But, even with the help of Jiminy (Cliff Edwards), a cricket who the fairy assigns to be Pinocchio's conscience, the marionette goes astray. He joins a puppet show instead of going to school, he lies instead of telling the truth, and he travels to Pleasure Island instead of going straight home. Yet, when Pinocchio discovers that a whale has swallowed Geppetto, the puppet single-mindedly journeys into the ocean and selflessly risks his life to save his father, thereby displaying that he deserves to be a real boy. Based on a series of stories by 19th century Italian author Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio came under fire for being a sugarcoated version of its original tale, but the film's moral did have a strong educational effect on children. Soon enough, a 16 mm excerpt from the picture, titled "Pinocchio: A Lesson in Honesty," was released for teachers to use in schools. Aubry Anne D'Arminio, RoviRead Less
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Dick Jones, Cliff Edwards, Christian Rub, Walter Catlett, Charles Judels, Don Brodie, Evelyn Venable, Frankie Darro, Mel Blanc. New in new packaging. 3 discs. Language: English. Run time: 88 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.33: 1. Originally released: 1940. Includes collectible slipcover, 2 Blu-Ray discs plus DVD disc containing the feature! Brand new, authentic, NEVER OPENED, original, factory sealed 3-disc set, complete with all Disney ads, inserts, and collectible cardboard slipcover. Original cellophane packaging is intact. Slipcover may contain slight scuffing or difficult-to-see marks consistent with shelf wear. Tired of receiving shipments in vulnerable paper or plastic envelopes? This item ships carefully packaged in a protective cardboard box. Thank you for viewing my offer.