Pinocchio is and always will be one of my favourite movies . The kindly Geppetto , Figaro (cat) , Jiminy cricket (Pinocchio's conscience) and the Blue Fairy. I am in awe that Pinocchio is actually 70 years old! Who would have thought.
Though animation has evolved and improved so much in 70 years. Pinocchio is still so clever and advanced all things considered. Re-watching it the first time in years I fell in love all over again.
The magical, animated tale of a wooden puppet boy made my Geppetto, who carves clocks and toys. One night Geppetto makes a wish on a star and the Blue fairy turns Pinocchio into a living puppet. It is up to Pinocchio to earn the chance to become a real boy. Along the way he faces a few misadventures.
I loved the animation and choreography of the dancing puppets and the singing Pinocchio "I’ve Got No Strings”. The icon song of Disney - 'When you wish upon a star'. Love !
The classic moral of the story and good vs bad. The funny one liners and quotes ;
'The boy who won't be good might just as well be made of wood.'
'Knock your block off'
the more I watch the more I laugh.
Pinocchio is suitable for all the family. I think it is so important parents watch movies / DVD's with their children. There are some mildly scary bits that may affect some children , nothing that concerned my boys though.
I can appreciate the humour I missed as a child 'and the bits I wouldn't probably have understood - the ace up the sleeve of Honest John, the Mona Lisa and graffiti (when Lampwick srikes his match on it).
The original "bottom" wiggle of Mr Stromboli (aka Lisa Maree wiggle).
The bonus DVD has extra songs too , facts about the movie, the making of Pinocchio, deleted scenes and a whole lot more.
The bad news is Pinocchio was only released on Blu Ray and DVD for a limited time. You have only 2 weeks and 2 days before Pinocchio will be spirited away, back into the Disney vault
The good news is that I have one giveaway pack for one lucky reader - it's your chance to grab a Pinocchio 70th Anniversay Platinum Edition Blu-ray and DVD valued at $49.95.
Just leave a comment below answering ...
What is your favourite Disney Movie of all time and why
Pinocchio giveaway closes 21st June 2011.
One winner will be chosen at random by random org.
Australian residents only
Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.
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