Pinocchio is the second animated feature film produced by Walt Disney. Pinocchio is a simple tale of morality that teaches children the benefits of hard work and telling the truth. It was initially a box office disaster and yet went on to win Academy Awards for Best Music Original Score and Original Song, “When You Wish Upon A Star”. Pinocchio will be available on Blu-ray and digital download later this year. The release will include hours of classic bonus material along with brand-new features, including never-before-seen artwork, archival recordings of Walt during production, a feature documentary highlighting the evolution of women’s roles in Disney animation, and more.
At the exhibit, I got to see the evolution of the artwork as it made it’s way into the movie. The characters didn’t always look the way they ended up on the movie, and the story had some changes from it’s original version to what we now know and love as Disney’s Pinocchio. I’m going to share some photos with you now from the exhibit. I hope you enjoy. Be sure to see what The Walt Disney Museum has in store for you next and be prepared to pick up your copy of Pinocchio on Digital HD 1/10 and Blu-ray on 1/31…
With more than 300 objects—including original hand-drawn artwork, character model sheets, cells, maquettes, paintings, conceptual artwork, artifacts, flipbooks, and film clips—Wish Upon a Star showcases the intricate, labor-intensive processes of traditional hand-made animation as developed at the Studios. The story of Pinocchio’s creation is presented in six sections: story, design, production, art direction, character development, and animation.
In addition to the presentation of these tangible innovations and mechanical and photographic visual effects, the exhibition also takes a closer look at the settings, color, mood, character relationships, and style of this remarkable film, which has dazzled audiences for over 75 years.