Our family loves the Disney classic, Pinocchio! We were so excited to see that this month, Pinocchio Signature Edition will be released on Blu-Ray. Last year, even The Walt Disney Family Museum celebrated by opening an exhibit dedicated to the film and its creators.
We’re celebrating with a few of our favorite blogger by hosting a Pinocchio Prize Pack Giveaway!
- It took 12 artists 18 months to come up with a look for Pinocchio that was rounded and cute enough to create a loveable character, no matter how much trouble he got into.
- Over 750 artists contributed to the making of the classic Disney film.
- “When You Wish Upon A Star,” a song from Pinocchio, won two Academy Awards and was the first animated film to win two competitive Oscars.
- Remember Figaro the cat? He was one of Walt’s favorite characters so he pushed for the kitten to appear in the film as much as possible. After the film, Disney swapped Minnie Mouse’s little cocker spaniel, Fifi, with Figaro.
- Voicing the roars of Monstro the whale was Thurl Ravenscroft, later best known as the voice of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger.
- Working models of Geppetto’s cuckoo clocks were built as guides for the animators and some were recently featured in the Pinocchio exhibit at The Walt Disney Family Museum.
- When Jiminy Cricket sings “When You Wish Upon A Star” in the film, there are two books to the left of the screen. They are “Peter Pan” and “Alice in Wonderland”. These were two films that were being developed for release at the time.
- The estimated budget for Pinocchio was $500,000, but film development actually reached over $2.3 million, making it one of the most expensive films produced at the time.
- Pinocchio was the first Disney feature to be released on DVD.
- Pinocchio has been, and still is, ranked #2 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest animated films.
Pinocchio is currently available for digital download and will be available on Blu-ray on January 31st. As Mom Sees It and The Hopping Bloggers is excited to celebrate our love for this classic Disney film!
Included in the prize pack are:
- Pinocchio Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
- Pinocchio Plush
- Pinocchio Little Golden Book
- Pinocchio Tsum Tsum
- Pinocchio Soundtrack CD
- Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic Hardcover Book
“Pinocchio” tells the tale of wood-carver Geppetto’s beloved puppet who embarks on a thrilling quest – with faithful friend Jiminy Cricket – that tests his bravery, loyalty and honesty, all virtues he must learn to fulfill his heart’s desire: to become a real boy.
Enter to win the Pinocchio Prize Pack below.
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