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Disney 53, Week 2: Pinocchio

Each week, Thn takes a look back at one of the Walt Disney Animated Classics. The ones that the Walt Disney Company showed in cinemas, the ones they’re most proud of, the ones that still cost a bloody fortune no matter how old they are. The really good ones get through more editions than the Star Wars trilogy, and that’s saying something.

This week we take a look back at everyone’s favourite wooden-head. No, not Robert Pattinson, but Pinocchio.

1940/ 88 minutes

Budget: $ 2.6 million

Box Office: $ 1.4 – 1.9 million [Initial release, see below]

Directed by Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Norman Ferguson, T. Hee,

Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney and Bill Roberts.

Having silenced his critics and made a killing, of sorts, with Snow White, Disney’s next project’s initial release was hampered somewhat by a little political scuffle known as World War Two, meaning foreign markets suffered. The war would have repercussions further down the

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