July 22 – Perfect Code Film Feature #22
Today’s highlighted film is Pinocchio from 1940. This is the story of a toymaker who wishes for a little boy of his own so hard that a good fairy turns his beloved puppet into a live wooden boy. As the little lad proves himself worthy of true humanity, he is given a cricket for a conscience, but bad influences quickly lead him away from that guidance. This film stars the voice talents of Dickie Jones, Cliff Edwards, and Charles Judels. It was directed by supervising directors Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen, produced by Walt Disney, made by Walt Disney Productions, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. This is a perfect Code film because it shows the importance of listening to your conscience, being truthful, and doing the right thing, since evil fun is always just pleasure for a season. I like this movie because it has a very deep, well-developed, and dramatic plot as the background for very important morals. My favorite thing about it is the way the plot and the moral values are beautifully presented against a backdrop of charming animation, lovable characters, and heartwarming songs which epitomize the old charm of Disney from the Breen Era, since Messrs. Breen and Disney had similar ideals for entertainment which was good for everyone.
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