I remember growing up and watching Pinocchio with my cousins and just mesmerized. I actually believed there was a place where a wooden marionette could turn into a boy. Who doesn’t cheer Pinocchio on while he’s attempting to demonstrate his bravery, loyalty and honesty to become a real boy? I let Peyton watch Pinocchio for the first time this weekend and here’s what she thought –
Peyton was very excited to sit down and watch. She had heard of Pinocchio but couldn’t understand how a marionette would come to life and then become a real boy. But it didn’t take long for her to be sucked into the movie! She instantly fell in love with Figaro. When I was her age I loved that cat too! There was even one point where Peyton was scolding the television when Pinocchio was on Pleasure Island. It was hilarious! Peyton kept telling him he wasn’t going to become a real boy if he kept making poor choices. Then she’d be quite for a few minutes and the next thing I heard was – “Oh no, there’s another poor choice!”
In the end, Peyton seemed to really enjoy Pinocchio. I know I enjoyed watching it again. It’s nice being able to share a film I grew up loving with my daughter.
In the Blu-Ray release of Pinocchio, you get a few extras!
The Pinocchio Project: “When You Wish Upon a Star” – Watch some of today’s hottest music influencers rearrange the iconic song into a new format.
Walt’s Story Meetings: Pleasure Island – See some recently discovered original artwork that reveals what Pleasure Island could’ve looked like.
In Walt’s Words: Pinnochio – Watch Walt, himself, discuss the magical making of this classic.
And so many more! Those were just a few of my favorite bonus clips. You can find Pinnochio at your local retailer or online or The Disney Store. Remember to act fast! Disney only lets these amazing classics out of the vault for so long before they go away.