The Making of the Disney Epic
In 1940, Walt Disney released his second feature film: Pinocchio, based on Carlo Collodi's 1883 Italian children's novel. It is now considered one of the finest Disney films ever made, even earning a place on the roster of the National Film Registry. To celebrate the film's 75th anniversary, J.B. Kaufman, author of The Fairest One of All: The Making of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, presents a complete history of the making of Pinocchio, from source material to rerelease. In this book, we learn everything from the story changes to the animators' personalities to the reason the iconic Jiminy Cricket almost didn't make it in the film, alongside over 300 photographs, illustrations, and concept sketches, many never before available to the public.