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Cast

Pinocchio - Dickie Jones
Geppetto - Christian Rub
Jiminy Cricket - Cliff Edwards
The Blue Fairy - Evelyn Venable
Lampwick - Frankie Darro
Honest John - Walter Catlett
Stromboli/The Coachman - Charles Judels

Release Dates

USA - February 7, 1940 (premiere)
USA - February 9, 1940
Argentina - March 13, 1940
Sweden - February 3, 1941
Finland - January 31, 1943
Spain - February 7, 1944
USA - October 17, 1945 (re-release)
France - May 22, 1946
Norway - September 5, 1946
Italy - November 4, 1947
Denmark - May 25, 1950
West Germany - March 23, 1951
Austria - April 1, 1952
Japan - May 15, 1952
USA - February 18, 1954 (re-release)
Sweden - October 16, 1954 (re-release)
Finland - December 21, 1956 (re-release)
Sweden - May 27, 1978 (re-release)
West Germany - June 16, 1978 (re-release)
USA - December 16, 1978 (re-release)
Japan - July 23, 1983 (re-release)
Italy - April 6, 1984 (re-release)
USA - December 21, 1984 (re-release)
UK - July 18, 1986 (re-release)
USA - June 26, 1992 (re-release)
Germany - September 1, 1994 (re-release)
Denmark - April 2, 2003 (DVD premiere)

Awards

Academy Award - Best Music, Original Score (1941)
Academy Award - Best Music, Best Song (1941)
ASCAP Award - Most Performed Feature Film (1989)

Foreign Titles

Danish - Pinocchio
Dutch - Pinokkio
French - Pinocchio
German - Pinocchio
Italian - Pinocchio
Spanish - Pinocho
Swedish - Pinocchio

Songs

"When You Wish Upon a Star"
"I've Got No Strings"
"Give a Little Whistle"
"Hi-Deedle-Dee-Dee"

Lyrics

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those to love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

"I've Got No Strings"

I've got no strings
To hold me down
To make me fret, or make me frown
I had strings
But now I'm free
There are no strings on me

Hi-ho the me-ri-o
That's the only way to go
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me
Hi-ho the me-ri-o
I'm as happy as can be
I want the world to know
Nothing ever worries me

I've got no strings
So I have fun
I'm not tied up to anyone
They've got strings
But you can see
There are no strings on me

Dutch puppet:
You have no strings
Your arms is free
To love me by the Zuider Zee
Ya, ya, ya
If you would woo
I'd bust my strings for you

French puppet:
You've got no strings
Comme ci comme ca
Your savoire-faire is ooh la la!
I've got strings
But entre nous
I'd cut my strings for you

Russian puppet:
Down where the Volga flows
There's a Russian rendezvous
Where me and Ivan go
But I'd rather go with you, hey!

"Give a Little Whistle"

When you get in trouble and you don't know right from wrong,
give a little whistle!
Give a little whistle!
When you meet temptation and the urge is very strong,
give a little whistle!
Give a little whistle!
Not just a little squeak,
pucker up and blow.
And if your whistle's weak, yell "Jiminy Cricket!"

Take the straight and narrow path
and if you start to slide,
give a little whistle!
Give a little whistle!
And always let your conscience be your guide

"Hi-Deedle-Dee-Dee"

Hi-diddle-dee-dee
An actor's life for me
A high silk hat and a silver cane
A watch of gold with a diamond chain

Hi-diddle-dee-day
An actor's life is gay
It's great to be a celebrity
An actor's life for me
Hi-diddle-dee-dum
An actor's life is fun

Hi-diddle-dee-dee
An actor's life for me
A wax mustache and a beaver coat
A pony cart and a billy goat

Hi-diddle-dee-dum
An actor's life is fun
You wear your hair in a pompadour
You ride around in a coach and four
You stop and buy out a candy store
An actor's life for me!

Hi diddle dee dee
An actor's life for me
A high silk hat and a silver cane
A watch of gold and a diamond chain

Hi diddle dee dee
You sleep till after two
You promenade a big cigar
You tour the world in a private car
You dine on chicken and caviar
An actor's life for me!

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