Back to the Disney side of things. This time, with the 1940 Disney classic, Pinocchio. The movie Pinocchio was released 3 years after Snow White.
The success of that first movie sparked Disney to create more and more movies. Again, they followed the path of adapting books to movies and chose to go with this story. This film though, was not initially a success. The problems it first ran into dealt with its release. The release date of a movie can affect a movie greatly if not planned right.
Obviously during the 40s, Europe was in the midst of WWII and had more troubles to deal with that a good Disney film could fix. The release date for Europe and Asia had to be delayed. These delays caused the movie to be a financial pain, making Disney lose over two million dollars.
Yet despite the financial burden the movie caused, the movie itself was an animation success. The animation was so brilliant small children were afraid of how realistic the whale was. The storyline was solid. Jimminy Cricket stole the show as the outward conscious of the main character and provided entertainment to what was overall a fairly scary story. Many reviewers and critics and Disney themselves, feel “the most technically perfect of all the Disney animated features”. Any opinions on that lovely note?