Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
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Announced on August 17, 1999, Pinocchio, also originally intended to be the last Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection title, but early copies have the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo on them was released on October 26, 1999 instead as a 60th Anniversary Edition for the VHS version and as the first Limited Issue title on DVD. It was the film's third home video release. The last copies of this DVD left the assembly line on December 27, 1999, with sales ending in 2000.

On March 7, 2000, Pinocchio was re-packaged as part of the Gold Classic Collection. This edition was discontinued on January 31, 2002.

When the Gold Collection DVD was released, Pinocchio had a remaining copyright term of 35 years.


Synopsis

Walt Disney's immortal masterpiece Pinocchio has inspired millions to wish upon a star and always "let your conscience be your guide." Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, this timeless story of the wooden puppet and his kindly owner, the woodcarver Geppetto, is available to a whole new generation in this limited edition release!

On a magical starlit night, a blue fairy brings Geppetto's beloved marionette Pinocchio to life, beginning a fantastic adventure that will test the puppet's bravery, loyalty and honesty - virtues he must learn to become a real boy. Despite the warnings of his wise friend, Jimmy Cricket, Pinocchio gets entangled in one humorous predicament after another, leading to his valiant quest to save Geppetto, who's trapped inside Monstro the whale!

Supplements

1999 VHS

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Company intro + Join Us
for a Special Preview (1997-2000)
February 4, 1997 Beau Weaver
3 Teaser trailer for Toy Story 2 November 25, 1998
4 "Coming Soon to Own on Video" Bumper (custom screen) October 26, 1999 Brian Cummings
5 Video preview for Tarzan October 26, 1999 Mark Elliott
6 Video preview for Inspector Gadget September 21, 1999 Don LaFontaine
7 Video preview for The Fox and the Hound October 26, 1999 Mark Elliott
8 "Available This Holiday Season" Bumper (custom screen) October 26, 1999 Brian Cummings
9 Trailer for Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas August 31, 1999 Mark Elliott
10 Trailer for Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving August 17, 1999 Mark Elliott
11 Video preview for The Great Mouse Detective October 26, 1999 Brian Cummings
12 Join Us After the Feature (custom screen) October 26, 1999 Brian Cummings
13 Disney.com promo October 26, 1999 Mark Elliott
14 "Feature Presentation" (custom screen) October 26, 1999 Brian Cummings
15 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo
(Version 1 Only)
October 28, 1994
16 THX logo February 4, 1997
17 Pinocchio (restored version) June 26, 1992
18 A Wish Come True: The Making of Pinocchio October 26, 1999 Mark Elliott

Later copies did not contain the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo.

2000 VHS

Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo (1992-2001) March 5, 1992
3 "Coming Soon to Own on Video & DVD" Bumper
(1999-2003)
December 14, 1999 Brian Cummings
4 Trailer for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea February 1, 2000 Mark Elliott
5 "Now Available to Own on Video & DVD" Bumper
(1999-2003)
December 14, 1999 Brian Cummings
6 Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection promo January 11, 2000 Mark Elliott
7 Video preview for A Goofy Movie February 29, 2000 Mark Elliott
8 "Now Available to Own on Video" Bumper
(1999-2001)
December 14, 1999 Brian Cummings
9 Trailer for Sing a Song with Tigger March 7, 2000 Mark Elliott
10 Disney.com promo January 11, 2000 Mark Elliott
11 Join Us After the Feature (custom screen) October 26, 1999 Brian Cummings
12 "Feature Presentation" (1999-2006) December 14, 1999 Brian Cummings
13 Pinocchio (restored version) June 26, 1992
14 A Wish Come True: The Making of Pinocchio October 26, 1999 Mark Elliott

DVD

Bonus material:

  • Original Theatrical Trailer from 1940
  • 1992 Re-Release Trailer
  • Film Recommendations
  • THX-Certified
  • WideScreen (1.66:1)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
UK VHS/DVD March 24, 2000
South Korea DVD July 13, 2000
Brazil DVD 2001
Taiwan DVD April 23, 2001

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