Summary of Character
Pinocchio (pronounced [piˈnɔkːjo] in Italian) is a fictional character that first appeared in 1850, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt of becoming a real boy. Pinocchio is often a term used to describe an individual who is prone to telling lies, fabricating stories and exaggerating or creating tall tales for various reasons.
Disney Movie Version
Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and based on the story The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It is the second film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, and it was made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and was released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 7, 1940.
The plot of the film involves an old wood-carver named Geppetto who carves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio (voice of Dickie Jones) being brought to life by a blue fairy (Evelyn Venable), who tells him he can become a real boy if he proves himself "brave, truthful, and unselfish". Thus begin the puppet's adventures to become a real boy, which involve many encounters with a host of unsavory characters.
The film was adapted by Aurelius Battaglia, William Cottrell, Otto Englander, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo, Ted Sears, and Webb Smith from Collodi's book. The production was supervised by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske, and the film's sequences were directed by Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, and Bill Roberts.
Pinocchio won two Academy Awards, one for Best Original Score and one for Best Original Song for the song "When You Wish upon a Star".
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Appearances in Show
- Episode 2 Star Wars: the Groan Wars: Pinocchio (Named Occhio in the segment) appeared fighting Count Poo Poo (Count Dooku) and Geppetto was controlling him.
- Episode 2 (28) Pinocchio 2: Boy, Oh Boy, Real Life is Hard: The movie gets spoofed with a second movie coming out that focus on Pinocchio's real life cons.
- Episode 2 (28) 5-second Cartoon: Pinocchio takes woodshop class, but is afraid that one the planks is his uncle.