Time and Place of Pinocchio

24th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Time and Place of Pinocchio

Pinocchio doesn’t require nearly as much guesswork as Snow White did to place it, primarily because the source material is a book rather than a folktale. Carlo Collodi, the author, lived and died in Florence, Italy. The subject of his book also seems to take place in the surrounding area, known as Tuscany. In fact, […] Read More

Source Material of Pinocchio

23rd February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Source Material of Pinocchio

Pinocchio was adapted from Carlo Collodi’s book. Originally Collodi was writing an allegory of a more serious note. This creates one of the most drastic differences between the original and the Disney film, for Pinocchio was much more mischievous in Collodi’s story, whereas he is simply ignorant (and innocent) in the Disney version. For example, […] Read More

Pinocchio’s Significance

22nd February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Pinocchio’s Significance

I suspect that Pinocchio’s original significance lay in its animation techniques. In an environment where animated feature films were a novelty, every improvement was revolutionary. Its existence at all was significant. And while not originally the financial success that Snow White was, Pinocchio was received well critically. In a 26 February 1940 article in Time […] Read More

What’s in a Name? – Pinocchio

21st February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on What’s in a Name? – Pinocchio

Pinocchio, having an Italian setting, includes lots of characters with Italian-related names. For example, Pinocchio means “pine wood.” It doesn’t sound as appealing, but you must admit it is quite practical. Monstro is also like this—just a foreign word for monster. Most of the characters, such as the fox, didn’t have a name in the […] Read More

Ten Things I Learned from Pinocchio

18th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on Ten Things I Learned from Pinocchio

1. If you leave your window open at night, a fairy might enter your house. 2. Never give a cat a mallet—or a cigarette and alcohol. 3. Telling lies may make your nose grow longer, but telling enough lies will make eggs appear out of thin air. This is useful to know if you are […] Read More

My Take on Pinocchio

17th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on My Take on Pinocchio

Character I identify with: Pinocchio – The poor guy just doesn’t seem to have a clue sometimes. But he’s happy in his ignorance, at least. Element I wish would have been elaborated: How in the world did Geppetto end up in the belly of a whale? Views on the villain: Which one? There are so […] Read More

No Strings Attached – Review of Pinocchio

16th February, 2011 - Posted by DisAnim - Comments Off on No Strings Attached – Review of Pinocchio

I’ll be honest. After being pleasantly surprised by how delightful I found Snow White, I thought that Pinocchio would be the same. Not so. I found it a little dull and boring. This is in opposition to most critics, both historic and contemporary. Nevertheless, I was impressed by the improvement in the animation between the […] Read More