Walt Disney’s original classic that taught the world to wish upon a star shines again when Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Edition from the Disney vault in high-definition on March 10 for a limited time. Brilliantly restored with enhanced picture and sound, this enduring story of magic and adventure will be available for a limited time only and comes loaded with bonus features that unlock the doors to the magical world of Pinocchio.
Disney’s perennial childhood classic of the puppet who yearns to be a real boy will be available to own in a new Platinum Edition on 2-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD. The 2-disc Blu-ray is a Special Offer Combo Pack that also includes a DVD copy of the of the classic movie, allowing fans to own this classic story on standard def DVD while they are preparing to upgrade to 1080p Hi-def Blu-ray, so consumers can “future-proof” their collection.
Walt Disney’s second animated feature, Pinocchio debuted 70 years ago with vibrant hand drawn animation, universally loved music like the Academy Award® winning Original Song, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and a touching story that made it an instant classic. Introducing audiences to the magical favorites of Pinocchio, Geppetto the wood carver and the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio also marks the screen debut of a character who became one of Disney’s signatures: the fast-talking, wisecracking Jiminy Cricket. A timeless, sublimely beautiful film, audiences will be able experience this film with the most pristine picture and sound available today.
Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio. The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with an all-new, state-of-the-art digital restoration and now, for the first time ever, the richly detailed animation, unforgettable award-winning music (“When You Wish Upon A Star”) and heartwarming adventure-filled story is fully revealed with all-new dazzling bonus features transport you into Pinocchio’s fantastic world. Join Geppetto’s beloved puppet-with Jiminy Cricket as his guide-on a thrilling quest that tests Pinocchio’s bravery, loyalty and honesty, virtues he must learn to become a real boy. The one and only Pinocchio will live on forever in the heart of anyone who has wished upon a star.
DVD BONUS FEATURES
- “When You Wish Upon a Star” – An all-new music video starring Meaghan Jette Martin (Camp Rock) performing an all-new version of “When You Wish Upon A Star!”
- Pinocchio’s Matter of Facts –Learn fun facts about Pinocchio and other related subjects as you watch the movie.
- Audio Commentary –An all-new audio commentary with Leonard Maltin, Eric Goldberg and J. B. Kaufman.
- Disney Song Selection -Select this option to sing along with favorite songs as the lyrics appear onscreen.
- No Strings Attached: The Making of Pinocchio -Witness the behind-the scenes magic that transformed Carlo Collodi’s popular book into a classic animated film.
- Deleted Scenes
- The Story of the Grandfather Tree -Kindly Geppetto tells Pinocchio about the Great Pine Tree from which Pinocchio is descended.
- In The Belly Of The Whale –The most elaborate of Pinocchio’s deleted scenes that remain in the Disney Archives, these recently discovered storyboards reveal a different version of Geppetto inside Monstro.
- Alternate Ending –A recently uncovered set of small storyboard panels reveal plans for a different version of Pinocchio becoming a real boy.
- The Sweat Box – The Sweatbox was a small projection room at the Disney studio where Walt critiqued story reels, rough animation, and dailies of films in progress with his anxious artists. This piece traces the history of the Sweatbox and brings to life this important part of Walt Disney’s artistic process.
- Geppettos Then And Now – A look at the art of toymaking as it has evolved into the 21st Century.
- Live Action Reference Footage
- Pinocchio Art Galleries
- Pinocchio’s Puzzles -Hosted by Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio’s Puzzles is a multi-tiered Puzzle game that contains six unique wooden puzzles for the viewer to assemble. Each puzzle forms an image from the film that comes to life once they are complete.
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*BD-Live not available in Canada
- Disney BD-Live Network – The Disney BD-Live Network is just one of the many ways movie lovers, families, and loved ones can continue to stay connected and engage in their favorite movies.
o Movie Chat – Communicate with your remote friends on-screen while in a synchronized viewing party using your remote control or any text enabled device such as a laptop, desk top or any PDA device such as a Blackberry, iPhone or most other regular cell phones. Your chat session will appear over the movie and occur in real-time while watching the movie together.
o Movie Mail – Blu-ray owners will be able to record a personalized video message of themselves, superimpose that capture onto one of many pre-selected clips of the movie, and send it off to a friend, colleague, or relative. This specific feature enables Pinocchio Blu-ray Disc owner to personalize a very special greeting as never before.
o Disney Movie Rewards Live – Pinocchio Blu-ray owners will be able to accumulate Disney Movie Reward Points by participating in many Disney BD-Live Network activities. In return, viewers can redeem points for exclusive content such as Avatars, downloadable extras and many more exciting possibilities.
- Disney View – A new viewing experience for future generations of home audiences, Disney View brings classic Disney films to the modern era of widescreen high definition viewing by allowing the user to expand their viewing experience beyond the original aspect ratio of the film. Utilizing Disney Blu-rayTM technology, artists are able to ‘draw’ beyond the borders of classic full frame cinema and fill the otherwise dark edges of the screen with beautiful original imagery, giving audiences a new view on their animated classic favorites. Legendary artist Toby Bluth is the first artist’s work to be featured on Disney View.
- Pinocchio Knows Trivia Challenge 1 to 4-player trivia game that can be played locally or online with your friends. Try to be the first to shrink Pinocchio’s nose by answering challenging questions while watching the film.
- Pleasure Island Carnival Games -Best the Evil Coachmen at four challenging Carnival games to earn your freedom and escape Pleasure Island.