Disclosure: I received a #PinocchioNoStrings goody bucket to celebrate the release of Pinocchio, now available on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere!
Pinocchio movie review
I often hear the refrain that children’s films have come a long way. To a certain extent, this is true, if you consider the capabilities of CG animation and the superstars now voicing the characters. However, there is something very unique and special about revisiting classics that have held up for generations. For movie buffs and families alike, Pinocchio stands the test of time, because its brilliant animation and music were the true stars.
As Nancy Davis Kho at Common Sense Media aptly points out: “Seven decades after it first came out, this Disney classic harks back to a time when the stars of animated films were the illustrators…” Indeed it’s the artistry behind Pinocchio that make its enduring magic possible.
It isn’t hard to see the active hand of Walt Disney himself at work in this film. It’s especially apparent in the film’s music: Pinocchio’s signature song “When You Wish Upon a Star” has become nothing less than an anthem for the Disney universe.
Pinocchio’s life lessons are still relevant as well: telling the truth (of course), having courage and doing the right thing can lead to happiness and dreams coming true.
The film’s scarier scenes may be too intense for the very young, but it’s powerful storytelling on Pinocchio’s difficult journey to becoming a real boy.
Overall, Pinocchio is a must-see movie for kids before they grow up, and a special way for parents to recall childhood a magical childhood moment.
Pinocchio family movie night!
There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate this timeless tale. It can be simply kicking back with your loved ones with some popcorn and watching it on the big screen at home, or heading outdoors for a picnic and screening on your tablet with Disney Movies Anywhere. Check out the ideas below for a way to make the most of your time together.
We decided to create some printables for our movie night, courtesy ColoringTop.com. We resized the image to 250X300 and plan to cut out and laminate for some adorable popcorn container decorations.
As the Bunny Hops created a fabulous On the Go movie night with magnets, wishing stars, and fairy dust popcorn. Check it out!
Mom Endeavors has some great DIY creative suggestions in a round up, including carnival popcorn and a Pinocchio costume DIY.
And finally, there is a great list of suggestions from the Disney Driven Life.
Planning a Pinocchio movie night of your own? Have fond memories of Pinocchio growing up? Share your thoughts in the comments section!