Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library


Count the number of truly classic animated films and the list would begin with Walt Disney's Pinocchio. C. Collodi's brilliant story of a little puppet who dreams of being a real boy unfolds as a shining example of vivid, rich, detailed Disney animation at its finest! An unforgettable cast of characters includes the spry Jiminy Cricket; kindly old Geppetto; the sneaky J. Worthington Foulfellow; a terrifying whale named Monstro; and, of course, the little puppet made of wood, Pinocchio. Coupled with the haunting theme song "When You Wish Upon A Star," you have a timeless, unparalleled film adventure for anyone who has a dream in their heart.


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Production timeline

  • 1937 - Production begins on the film.
  • December 31, 1937 - Walt Disney announces to the Disney family that Pinocchio would be the studio's second animated feature film.
  • August 1939 - Filming begins on the film.
  • October 26, 1939 - Walt Disney shows a rough cut of the film to Joe Rosenberg of Bank of America, and Ned Depinet and George Schraefer of RKO.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA February 7, 1940[1]
Re-release USA October 17, 1945
Re-release #2 USA February 18, 1954
Re-release #3 USA January 18, 1962
Re-release #4 USA July 7, 1971
Re-release #5 USA December 15, 1978
Re-release #6 USA December 21, 1984
VHS USA July 16, 1985
Re-release #7 USA June 26, 1992
VHS re-release USA March 26, 1993
DVD USA October 26, 1999
DVD re-release UK March 3, 2003
Blu-ray USA March 10, 2009





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