Pinocchio (1940)

 Appropriately, this is rated G.

Here’s some truth…it’s March! We’re on the other side of winter, people. Somebody wished upon a star, didn’t they? Well, anyway, the Next 185 Project analyzes Disney’s ultimate morality tale, although we took issue with how this animated classic teaches kids these lessons. Those plotlines had us asking many Reasonably Good Questions. One big takeaway? Don’t trust adults! But do toe the line and, clearly, your nose will get very big if you lie. So go into this episode knowing that Jiminy Cricket is a dreadful choice to be anyone’s conscience, the Blue Fairy is a false face who might actually be the movie’s villain and—the fact you’ve known for years—Disney is quite simply our corporate lord and master.

Well, Actually…: Fantasia came out at the end of 1940, while Pinocchio was released in February of 1940.

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Coming Attractions Trivia Answers: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Box Office Mojo Biggest Hits Adjusted For Inflation

National Film Registry in 1994

1940 Oscar winners and nominees

1940 in film

Links to: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs and The Wizard Of Oz and Fantasia and Bambi and Dumbo and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

Previously on the Next 184 Project: Gladiator

March 9th on the Next 186 Project: Parasite