G | | Animation, Comedy, Family
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Despite the title Jiminy Cricket is actually the main character of the film while Pinocchio is the secondary character. This is because Jiminy appears at the beginning and end of the film and has more screen time and lines than Pinocchio and he is also assigned to keep an eye and teach Pinocchio right and wrong by the Blue Fairy.
Pretty, huh? I'll bet a lot of you folks don't believe that, about a wish comin' true, do ya? Well, I didn't, either. Of course, I'm just a cricket singing my way from hearth to hearth, but let me tell you what made me change my mind.
If you look very closely at the scene where Lampwick looks at his refection in the billiard's mirror when his transformation has begun, you will notice that Lampwick's refection has gray hair while the Lampwick outside the mirror has black hair.
There are no end credits for this feature film. However, the credits are at the beginning.
The 2009 Platinum Edition DVD (English mono and 5.1) omits two single lines of dialog: Jiminy Cricket's reassuring "Right!" to Pinocchio's utterance of his name during the song "Give a Little Whistle", and the "look out, Pinocch'!" a minute later. Even the subtitles and captions omit this line as well. Past releases, and even the 2009 Platinum Blu-ray (mono and 7.1), have the lines intact. Both of these lines are also intact in the Walt Disney Signature Collection release.
$3,769,251 25 December 1984