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 ...
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 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, Rovi
Fair. 786936735321 Ex-library with typical stamps and labels. 2 DVDs in plastic case. DVDs show minor wear. Any defective items can be returned for full credit after receiving return authorization from seller. Purchase of this item will help support the programs and collections of the Johnson County (Kansas) Library.
Fair. Shipped to you from Goodwill of the Valleys, Roanoke VA. Thank you for your support! There are some minor scratches on the disc (s) that have been professionally polished and the case and artwork show some wear.
Very good. REFURBISHED media (Disk) with no marks or scratches. Media cartridge, if applicable, appears functional. Packaging may show slight signs of wear as may the cover art, liner notes and inserts. Ultaviolet Digital Copy Code, if applicable, is not Valid/Available.
Dick Jones, Evelyn Venable, Christian Rub, Charles Judels, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro, Walter Catlett, Don Brodie, Mel Blanc. 1940 Run time: 88. DVD good/Case good; DVD is in good condition. Case and insert are in good condition, showing signs of wear.