Pinocchio Reviews

February 25, 2020
Taken as a whole, the picture is a masterpiece which sets another milestone along the road of screen entertainment.
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.
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.
March 17, 2009
In spirit a classical European fairy tale, full of wonder and terror … a pinnacle of artistic achievement that, after Bambi, classic Disney would never even try to match again.
March 10, 2009
Nope, no perverted subtext here.
September 3, 2008
Pinocchio is a substantial piece of entertainment for young and old.
August 31, 2008
The charm, humor and loving care with which it treats its inanimate characters puts it in a class by itself.
March 10, 2008
It still is the best thing Mr. Disney has done and therefore the best cartoon ever made.
March 10, 2008
Probably shows Disney's virtues and vices more clearly than any other cartoon.
March 10, 2008
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.
November 4, 2004
January 1, 2000
Not up there with the very top echelon of Disney classics, but Pinocchio will still work its magic on younger viewers.
January 1, 2000
Was there ever a scarier, more exciting animated feature than Pinocchio?