Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

This is a restored version of the film, released in theaters on June 26, 1992, and on VHS on March 26, 1993. Priced at $24.99, Pinocchio was claimed to be "available for the last time this (20th) century", the film was actually later released in 1999.

In most countries outside of North America, Pinocchio was re-released on video in 1995, one year after its North American moratorium in 1994.


A timeless musical fantasy that has touched the hearts of millions throughout the world, Pinocchio remains the most perfect animated feature Walt Disney produced (Los Angeles Times). This legendary milestone won two Academy Awards, for Best Score and Best Song, "When You Wish Upon A Star", the all-time classic that echoes the universal theme of love, family and friendship. While the kindly toy maker Geppetto sleeps, a blue fairy brings his beloved marionette Pinocchio to life, beginning a fantastic odyssey that will test the wooden puppet's bravery, loyalty and honesty -- virtues he must learn to become a real boy. Despite the warning of his wise friend, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio befriends a variety of roguish characters, leading up to his climactic battle with Monstro the whale! For over fifty years, this inspiring tale about the magical power of believing in your dreams has delighted generations. After a year of meticulous restoration, which included cleaning and removing scratches from the original negatives frame by frame, eliminating age-old distortions on the sound track, and revitalizing the color, the now-pristine film was reissued in 1992. Now, the fully restored Pinocchio can be enjoyed for the first time on video and forever in the heart of anyone who has ever wished upon a star.

VHS Supplements

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In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Brazil July 1993
United States
(Spanish dub)
June 22, 1994
South Korea February 24, 1995
France March 1995
Australia March 2, 1995
Japan March 17, 1995
United Kingdom May 22, 1995

Television broadcasts

After this VHS went into moratorium in 1994, Pinocchio aired on the Disney Channel in this format beginning on January 1, 1995. It aired through February 21.