G | 1h 28min | Animation, Comedy, Family | 23 February 1940 (USA)
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee
Writers: Carlo Collodi (from the story by) (as Collodi), Ted Sears (story adaptation)
Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Jack Bailey
Today, Disney’s animated movies are beloved by young and old alike. Many of them didn’t start out that way, though. The original stories Disney’s movies are based on are anything but family friendly. In this video, we’re taking a look at Disney movies whose stories were adapted from far darker material.
We’re covering everything from the original Grimm fairy tale that inspired the very first Disney full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to the Hans Christian Andersen story that became the blockbuster, The Little Mermaid. In between we’re looking at other princess movies like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Tangled, and Beauty and the Beast. We’ll also delve into the true story of the historical figure Pocahontas, what really happens in the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Carlo Collodi’s original conception of the puppet Pinocchio.
These stories have more than a few troubling elements that didn’t make it onto the big screen. After learning about them, you’ll be amazed at how they evolved in Disney’s hands.
The Disney Live Action Disney remakes of their classic animated movies list just keeps getting longer and longer and cannot and will not be stopped. 2019 sees the releases of The Lion King and Aladdin with the Will Smith blue Genie. Join Debbie as she takes a look at all the other upcoming ones. Thanks for watching!
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These deleted scenes from your favorite Disney movies will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about characters and plotlines. Even the most loyal Disney fan can still be surprised by saddest scenes the studio decided not to keep in the final cut of the most beloved movies. From alternate endings that would totally change movies like “Lion King,” to shocking opening scenes in films like “Incredibles” that will make your stomach turn, prepare to be shocked.
Thought you knew “Toy Story”’s Woody and “Frozen”’s Elsa? Just wait until you meet Evil Elsa and Bad Woody! You won’t believe what “Pinocchio”’s Geppetto considered doing inside the whale, or what could have happened to Pudge the fish in “Lilo & Stitch”. You might even have to hold back tears as you watch sad scenes that never made the cut in “Cars,” “Zootopia,” “Mulan,” and “Emperor’s New Groove”. See them all in this video, and let us know which deleted scene you find the saddest of them all.
I Bet You Don’t Know Who Sang This Great Classic Disney Song.
When You Wish Upon a Star.
Looking through a book on the classic era of ukulele, I learned that a ukulele player and singer was the voice of Jiminy Cricket in the movie Pinocchio, and sang When You Wish Upon a Star. His name was Cliff Edwards. He was also called Ukulele Ike and had had a #1 hit Singin’ in the Rain in 1929.