A wooden puppet, Pinocchio, is brought to life by the Blue Fairy, with the promise that he can become a real boy if he proves himself worthy. Pinocchio is led astray by the wicked Honest John and his companion Gideon, who turn him over to an evil puppeteer, Stromboli. Pinocchio is sent to Pleasure Island, where wicked boys are turned into donkeys, but he escapes with the aid of his friend and conscience, Jiminy Cricket, and eventually redeems himself by saving his father, Geppetto, who has been swallowed by Monstro, the whale. The Blue Fairy rewards Pinocchio by turning him into a real boy. From the original story by Carlo Collodi.

The film is felt by many film historians to be the most technically perfect of all the Disney animated features.

Directed by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske. Animators: Frank Thomas, Milton Kahl, Oliver M. Johnston Jr., Wolfgang Reitherman, Eric Larson, Jack Campbell, Les Clark, Hamilton Luske, Don Lusk, Fred Moore, Harvey Toombs, Marvin Woodward, Milt Neil, John Bradbury, Phil Duncan, Cornett Wood, Bob Youngquist, John Reed, and Lars Calonius. Starring: the voices of Dickie Jones (Pinocchio), Christian Rub (Geppetto), Cliff Edwards (Jiminy Cricket), Walter Catlett (Honest John), Charles Judels (Stromboli), and Evelyn Venable (Blue Fairy). 87 min. Academy Award® winner for Best Score and Best Song ("When You Wish Upon a Star"). Other songs include "Hi Diddle Dee Dee" and "I've Got No Strings." The film was rereleased theatrically in 1945, 1954, 1962, 1971, 1978, 1984, and 1992. It was released on video in 1985 and 1993.