pinocchio

Disney looks to Robert Zemeckis to helm live-action Pinocchio

Hollywood is abuzz with word that Disney and director Robert Zemeckis are working on a deal that would have him direct the on-again, off-again live-action remake of the animated Disney classic “Pinocchio.” The movie has had a number of directors and producers come on board… Read More »Disney looks to Robert Zemeckis to helm live-action Pinocchio

Secrets of Disney’s Animation Research Library

The Animation Research Library (ARL) is Disney’s long term memory and an important resource for the animators of today. For instance, the directors of Zootopia went back to the original drawings for Disney animated classic Robin Hood for ideas on how to create Nick Wilde.… Read More »Secrets of Disney’s Animation Research Library

Disney adding Pinocchio to its list of Live Action Remakes

Cue the Blue Fairy. Pinocchio is about to get the Live-Action treatment. A writer has been hired to start development based on Disney’s 1940 animated feature “Pinocchio.” According to Deadline, Peter Hedges has been hired to do the treatment. Among other projects, Hedges previously directed… Read More »Disney adding Pinocchio to its list of Live Action Remakes

The Artistry of Pinocchio

The animation of Milt Kahl, Freddy Moore, Ward Kimball and the music of Paul Smith really shine through in this scene from Pinocchio. To heighten the drama the dialog has been removed and just the animation and soundtrack are left to tell the story. Here… Read More »The Artistry of Pinocchio

Geppetto’s Toy Store now a Candy Store

The “Wishing Star” store in Fantasyland is more commonly known as Geppetto’s Toy Store or Puppet Store. That’s because that’s what was sold there. You know, like in the movie Pinocchio, where Geppetto owns a toy store. Alas, over the years it has not been… Read More »Geppetto’s Toy Store now a Candy Store

Eddie Carroll, voice of Jiminy Cricket, dies

When Cliff Edwards,who originated the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Disney’s Pinocchio, died in 1971, Disney knew who would be perfect as the voice of the company’s conscious — Eddie Carroll. Even though Jiminy is a small cricket, he had big shoes to fill. Carroll… Read More »Eddie Carroll, voice of Jiminy Cricket, dies