Today is the day the classic Disney movie Pinocchio comes to life for the first time on shelves everywhere from Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, Blu-ray and on DVD. It is filled with hours of new and classic bonus features and a good movie to add to your Disney collection. This is one of my favorite Disney movies and always has me singing “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “Got No Strings on Me” after I finish watching it.
You may remember me posting about my recent adventure to the Walt Disney Museum and going through the exhibit from start to finish on “The Art of Pinocchio”. It was such a fascinating experience to see how it was created from drawings to props and facts. This movie is so great it’s no wonder it won two Academy Awards® for best original song “When You Wish Upon a Star” – and a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And we can’t forget about the characters that make the movie as well from the lovable Pinocchio to Geppetto’s who is the wood-carver of the beloved puppet and 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.
BLU-RAY, DIGITAL HD* & DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE Bonus Features
· Walt’s Story Meetings: Pleasure Island – The Pleasure Island scene in “Pinocchio” had much more development than what is seen in the film. Join Pixar’s Pete Docter and Disney historian and author J.B. Kaufman as they explore artwork recently discovered in Disney’s animation research library revealing some of the attractions, gags and games, which Disney animators created for this iconic location of the film, that never made it on-screen.
· In Walt’s Words – “Pinocchio” – Hear Walt himself discuss the making of “Pinocchio” through archival recordings and interviews.
· The Pinocchio Project: “When You Wish Upon a Star” – Music influencers Alex G, Tanner Patrick and JR Aquino from Disney’s Maker Studios, a global leader in short-form videos, gather in a creative workspace to create their rendition of the film’s signature song, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and produce a fresh new music video.
· Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in “Poor Papa” – This recently restored and scored 1927 short features Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who gets multiple visits from the stork and is forced to attempt various methods to help stop the onslaught of baby deliveries.
· Classic Bonus Features – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as the making of “Pinocchio,” deleted scenes, sing-alongs, storyboards and theatrical trailers.
Be sure to pick up a copy of Pinocchio today in stores everywhere!