- Pinocchio (1940)
- Original Hand Drawn Production Drawing
Walt Disney Studios
- Deluxe Acid Free Framing and Double Matting
One of a Kind
- Frame is in Very Good Condition - Backing Paper has some tears
- COA from The Cricket Gallery (taped to back of frame)
Pinocchio is the second film in the Disney Animated Canon. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions and was originally released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on February 23, 1940.
Pinocchio was made in response to the enormous worldwide success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Based on the Italian book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, the film stars a puppet - brought to life by a fairy - who tries to earn his right to become a real boy, as he faces the challenges and dangers of a dark, hostile world of crooks, villains and monsters.
It premiered in New York City on February 7 and in Los Angeles two days later. The film was then theatrically re-released in 1945, 1954, 1962, 1971, 1978, 1984, and 1992.
The song "When You Wish Upon a Star," became a major hit and is still identified with the film, and later as a fanfare for Walt Disney Studios itself. Pinocchio also won the Academy Award for Best Song and the Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress in 1994, and was thus selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In the 2008 American Film Institute's “Top Ten Animated Feature Films of All Time” list, Pinocchio was ranked only behind Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In the decades since its release, the film has been widely considered by many film historians, critics, and pundits to be the greatest animated motion picture ever mad