Synopsis: Inventor Gepetto creates a wooden marionette called Pinocchio. His wish that Pinocchio be a real boy is unexpectedly granted by a fairy. The fairy assigns Jiminy Cricket to act as Pinocchio's "conscience" and keep him out of trouble. Jiminy is not too successful in this endeavor and most of the film is spent with Pinocchio deep in trouble.
Production: RKO
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

When you wish upon a star

Makes no difference

who you are

Anything your heart desires

Will come to you

If your heart

is in your dream

No request is too extreme

When you wish upon a star

As dreamers do

Fate is kind

She brings to those who love

The sweet fulfilment of

Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue

Fate steps in

And sees you through

When you wish

Upon a star

Your dreams

Come true

Pretty, huh?

I'll bet a lot of you folks

don't believe that.

About a wish coming true,

do you?

Well, I didn't either.

Of course, I'm just

a cricket singing my way

from hearth to hearth...

but... let me tell you

what made me change my mind.

One night, a long time--

Pardon me. Wait 'til I, I fix

this thing here. There.

One night, a long time ago,

my travels took me to

a quaint little village.

It was a beautiful night.

The stars were shining

like diamonds...

high above the roofs

of that sleepy old town.

Pretty as a picture.

As I wandered along

the crooked streets,

there wasn't a soul to be seen.

The only sign of life

was a lighted window...

in the shop of a wood-carver

named, uh, Geppetto.

So, I hopped over.

And looked in.

It was a shame to see a nice

cheerful fire like that

going to waste.

So what do I do?

I go in.

I looked around.

Of course, being in

a strange place like that,

I didn't know what to expect.

A cricket can't be

too careful, you know.

Soon as I saw there was no one

about, I made myself at home.

As I stood there warming my...

myself, I took a look around.

Well, sir, you never saw

such a place.

The most fantastic clocks

you ever laid your eyes on.

And all carved out of wood.

And cute little music boxes,

each one a work of art.

Shelf after shelf of toys and--

And then something else

caught my eye.

A puppet!

You know, one of those

marionette things,

all strings and joints.

Cute little fella.

Ding, ding! Going up?

Good piece of wood too.

Well, now.

It won't take much longer.

Just a little more paint

and he's all finished.

I think he'll be all right.

Don't you, Figaro?

Um, huh, uh, beg pardon.

See? That makes

a big difference.

Very good.

Very, very goo--

Well, you can't

please everybody.

Now, I have just

the name for you.


Do you like it, Figaro?

No? You do, don't you, Cleo?

Well, we'll leave it

to little Woodenhead.

Do you like it?

That settles it!

Pinocchio it is!

Come on, now,

we'll try you out.

Music, Professor!

Hey! Ow, ow, ow, ouch!

Ta-Ta-Take it easy there!

Oh, break it up, will you?

Lot of downbeats in there.

Little Woodenhead

Go play your part

Bring a littlejoy

to every heart

Little do you know

and yet it's true

That I'm mighty proud of you

Little wooden feet

and best of all

Little wooden seat

in case you fall

Oh-ho! How graceful!

My little Woodenhead

Cleo, meet Pinocchio.

Say, "How do you do?"

Say hello to Figaro.

Oops! Oh-ho-ho!

Up to mischief already.

You see what happens?


Up we go! Ahh.

You're a cute little fellow.

And that smile?

You know, I--

You rascal.Jealous, huh?

You know, Pinocchio, I think

Figaro is jealous of you.

Oh-ho, don't worry, Figaro.

I sti-- Uh-oh.

I wonder what time it is.

It's getting late.

Come, now. We go to bed.

Good night, Pinocchio.

Little funny face.

Good night, Cleo,

my little water baby.


You say good night too.

Go on.

Now go to sleep,

my little mermaid.

Good night.

This is my idea of comfort.

Solid comfort.

Look at him, Figaro.

He almost looks alive.

Wouldn't it be nice

if he was a real boy?

Oh, well.

Come on. We go to sleep.

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Carlo Collodi

Carlo Lorenzini, better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo kolˈlɔːdi]; 24 November 1826 – 26 October 1890), was an Italian author and journalist, widely known for his world-renowned fairy tale novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. more…

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