Sunday, March 8, 2009

"Pinocchio" 1939...

In my humble opinion this is one of the truest storybook adaptations ever created for Pinocchio. The artwork has the same subtle touch as the film. Look at the beautiful rendering effects in the scene with the Blue Fairy. The great acting in the sequence where Gepetto carries off his assumed mortally wounded child. Amazing artwork and heartfelt storytelling.

Scanned from a well-worn copy.

(All images TM & © Disney)


  1. I agree, Nic. They don't make 'em like this anymore.

  2. Hands down, the greatest Disney movie of all time. I particularly enjoy the spread of Pinocchio sitting in the snow and how the foot steps trail off into the next page. Thanks for scanning these!

  3. My pleasure, Robert. Pinocchio's always been my favorite since seeing it in re-release decades ago.

  4. Hi, I am commenting on this late (Dec 2009) so hope you get to read this. I loved seeing this version of Pinocchio. I just purchased a 1950 vintage version of the book in Melbourne - see my review at
    The language in this is sublime, as well as lovely illustrations. Nice to see a fellow devotee of children's vintage books - I love them too! Maria, Melbourne

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