August 14, 2020
On the technical front, the animation is nothing short of masterful, using elaborate perspective shots that would be unique even in live-action filmmaking.
July 11, 2020
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs may have proven that Walt Disney could make a feature length animated film, but it was Pinocchio that showed the medium reaching high art.
May 27, 2020
The animation is, of course, superb, finely detailed and masterful in execution -- the Monstro whale sequence a standout.
February 25, 2020
Taken as a whole, the picture is a masterpiece which sets another milestone along the road of screen entertainment.
September 29, 2019
Pinocchio (1940), Disney's second feature-length animated film followed after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and was produced during Disney's heyday from 1937-1942 of animated classics...
September 10, 2019
The story... is delightful, entertaining, and moving. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 4, 2019
A beautifully animated work whose enduring message of simple goodness continues to resonate, anchored by some of the most endearing characters and sidekicks that Disney ever created.
May 9, 2019
Pinocchio is visually gorgeous with good, if heavy-handed moral teachings.
September 21, 2018
This 1940 Disney adaptation of Carlo Collodi's novel...combin[es] comedy, pathos and nightmare in a free, rapid, genuinely imaginative way.
January 16, 2018
Both a classic and underrated Disney film, if that's possible.
January 30, 2017
With its marvelous mixture of an engaging story, beautiful animation, loveable characters, and unforgettable music, Pinocchio remains a grand adventure that both kids and adults can still enjoy today.
January 28, 2017
Expertly balances whimsy, adventure, terrifying perils, music, comedy, and warmth on the way to a reassuring worldview of moral order, of virtue rewarded and the bosom embrace of familial figures. [Blu-ray]
November 17, 2016
Pinocchio is the greatest, most terrifying film in the Walt Disney Animation Studios canon.
February 6, 2016
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.
November 15, 2013
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.
November 15, 2013
Some films you think you know well, until you revisit them, and are struck all over again by that sense of wonder that moved you in the first place.
February 14, 2012
At the heart of this art is the thrill of the then-new: when Pinocchio hits sea-base and gushes "Gee! What a big place!", we share a sense of joy at the filmmakers' creative adventures.
October 29, 2009
One of the crown jewels of American cinema, and arguably the most beautiful animated movie in history.