Survey of Animation, Movie Review, Writing

I viewed Pinocchio, made by Walt Disney, animation for this film began in September 1938 and the film was put into theaters on February 7th, 1940. Pinocchio was based on the story “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi. This is the second film made by Disney Studios, following Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Pinocchio  was known for the unimaginable, groundbreaking effects in the animation within the film- making them look realistic and believable. This is because the Disney Studios made not only the characters move, but also everything else, including the weather, vehicles, fairy dust and more. This is the first film with such realistic animation causing Pinocchio to win two Academy Awards.To make this film Disney Studios used the multi-plane camera technique and advanced in narrative power within the film.

Disney Studio’s first film was highly successful but because Pinocchio came out during the time of World War II, it was not successful until after the war. This film was highly more advanced then other films of the time because of the effects but as other movies came out they used the same realistic effects that Pinocchio contained.

Pinocchio is a unique film in that the effects are unbelievable for the time meaning the vehicles, machinery, and weather all move instead of just the characters. This is unique because no other films have not had these effects yet. Also the had multiple points where narrative were applied as part of the story line, this was in other films but just starting to become popular.

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