Pinocchio 1940

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times: Although it may lack the heart-tugging appeal of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the consensus among animation fans is that 1940's Pinocchio remains the most perfect animated feature Walt Disney produced. Read more

Frank S. Nugent, New York Times: It still is the best thing Mr. Disney has done and therefore the best cartoon ever made. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: The moral lessons include a literalization of metaphors about lying and other forms of misbehaving, and the grasp of a little boy's emotions and behavior often borders on the uncanny. Read more

Kate Cameron, New York Daily News: Walt Disney has waved his magic wand over Collodi's world-famous fairy story, "Pinocchio," and presto! he has changed it into the most enchanting film ever brought to the screen. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Was there ever a scarier, more exciting animated feature than Pinocchio? Read more

TIME Magazine: The charm, humor and loving care with which it treats its inanimate characters puts it in a class by itself. Read more

Geoff Brown, Time Out: Probably shows Disney's virtues and vices more clearly than any other cartoon. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Pinocchio is a substantial piece of entertainment for young and old. Read more