!!The 1940 animated film:
* AcclaimedFlop: Its critical success was pretty close to Snow White's and it did well at the American box office. Unfortunately, the film had a large budget and it was released during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, meaning it could not get a foreign release, which resulted in it being a BoxOfficeBomb. It lost RKO tons of money and left Walt Disney depressed. Fortunately, [[VindicatedByCable the reissues in theaters and then on video did far better, more than making up for the film's initial losses]].
* ActingForTwo: Charles Judels voices Stromboli and the Coachman. He even gives them different accents -- Stromboli has an Italian accent and the Coachman has a [[EvilBrit British accent]]. This bit of voice acting also carried over into the movie-themed dark ride at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]], in which both Stromboli and the Coachman are voiced by a former trombonist in the Disneyland marching band.
** Also Dickie Jones who voiced Pinocchio also voiced Alexander the boy who after he has turned into a donkey is still able to talk.
* AFIS100Years100Songs:
** #7, "When You Wish Upon A Star"
* AFIS100Years100Cheers: #38
* AFIS10Top10:
** #2, Animation
* BoxOfficeBomb: When it originally came out in 1940 thanks to WWII. Budget, $2,289,247. Box office, $1.4-1.9 million (original theatrical release tally only).
* CelebrityVoiceActor: Famous musician Cliff Edwards (better known as "Ukelele Ike") voicing Jiminy Cricket was [[UrExample probably the first example]] of this trope in a feature film.
* CutSong:
** There's a handful, but "I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow" in particular later becomes the opening song for ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree''.
** Another song, "Turn On the Old Music Box" was cut, but the tune remains as Pinocchio's {{Leitmotif}}.
** "Three Cheers For Anything" was about the boys on the journey to Pleasure Island singing about what they're going to do once they get there.
** "Honest John", which was included as a bonus feature on the 2009 DVD/Blu-Ray release.
* DoingItForTheArt: The film's production was just as ambitious, if not more so than Snow White. How much work was put into the film? To give an idea, 85,000$, or a fairly large chunk of the films 2,289,247$ budget, was spent on two specialized multiplane camera shots that barely amount to a minute and 30 seconds total on screen! That's close to the budget of two Disney short cartoons!
* InkSuitActor: The animators had a hard time coming up with a design for Geppetto (an early version of whom looked far too much like Doc from ''Snow White''), that is until [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_fqmwiYyxzFo/TBevKSmh_xI/AAAAAAAAAME/V7MErJpJpVg/s1600/Christian+Rub01.jpg Christian Rub]] was [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3FD7LUV0d2Y/TiV4HYOUGrI/AAAAAAAAkz0/J_VX5tsDTLA/s1600/GeppettoPinocchio.jpg cast for the role.]]
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Would you believe that the voice of kindly old Geppetto was a Nazi sympathizer?
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Foulfellow and Gideon were supposed to meet Pinocchio a third time, and be caught by the police. Cutting this effectively made them {{Karma Houdini}}s.
** There was to be a DreamSequence where Geppetto would tell Pinocchio a bedtime story about his grandfather, a mighty pine tree.
** Originally the donkey Lampwick was supposed to join Pinocchio and Jiminy in their escape from Pleasure Island but he is captured by the Coachman's minions, as he is being carried away he says "Go on without me, it's no use I'm a goner", some storybook adaptations keep the scene.
** The movie was originally going to take place around Christmas time, which meant that it would also be snowing. Walt Disney nixed the idea because he wanted the movie to be enjoyed year-round (its original theatrical release was around Valentine's Day on top of that).
** As noted under AcclaimedFlop, had UsefulNotes/WorldWarII not broken out, the film would've been released internationally and probably would've been a box office success.
----
* ''Pinocchio'' is one of only two Disney Animated Masterpieces to be on Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Great Movies List]]; the other animated classic from Disney to be on that list is ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.
* ''Pinocchio'' was the first Walt-supervised film and the second film period to be released in Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo's The Classics[=/=]WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics line in 1985 (it has the fan name "Black Diamond Classics"), which was a crucial release in developing home media for Disney; this also made it the third single-story Walt film after ''Dumbo'' and ''Alice In Wonderland'' to reach home video. It was reissued a year later as part of a box set/sale for ''Disney/SleepingBeauty's'' Classics premiere and then again as Walt Disney's Masterpiece as the quarterfinal release in the Classics line. ''Pinocchio'' is also the GrandFinale issue for the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyPlatinumEditions series, which made it the second "Untouchable" after ''Sleeping Beauty'' to reach UsefulNotes/{{Bluray}}. No Diamond Edition version of ''Pinocchio'' was released, though; making it the only Platinum Edition to not have a Diamond Edition counterpart and ensuring that none of the films from the Gold Classic Collection got a subsequent release as part of the Diamond Editions (everything in the Platinum/Diamond Editions were released in the Classics and Masterpiece Collections combined).
* All of the original Classics ''Pinocchio'' VHS tapes from 1985 have the 1984 white-and-red F.B.I. warning screens, then the 1984 "Cheesy Diamond" The Classics: Walt Disney Home Video logo, then the film's opening credits and the film afterwards (it skips the Buena Vista/RKO logo). The very early pressings of this tape also have a theatrical trailer for ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' inbetween the warnings and the Classics logo, with footage that new studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg had edited out of the final version of that movie. ''The Black Cauldron'' would hit theaters just over a week after ''Pinocchio'' hit store shelves, and it went on to be a giant CreatorKiller BoxOfficeBomb; the trailer for that movie was quickly removed from the later ''Pinocchio'' tapes, which now were identical to almost all of the "Cheesy Diamond" tapes in opening. The reissue the next year had dark-red F.B.I. warnings identical to the 1991 green warnings, a video dealer message, the "Cheesy Diamond" logo, which now freezes for 10 seconds, and then the film (this opening is the same as ''Sleeping Beauty's'' Classics opening except for the freezing logo).
* The 1993 Walt Disney's Masterpiece reissue VHS starts with the 1991 green F.B.I. warning screens, then plays a theatrical trailer for Creator/TimBurton's ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', and then a home video trailer for the new Walt Disney Classic, ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. The ''Aladdin'' trailer is followed by the 1992 lilac-blue cursive handwritten Feature Presentation bumper, the 1992 distorted Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Classics logo, a Buena Vista logo that appears in place of the RKO Radio Pictures logo (with the harp music over it), then the opening credits and the film (the Laserdisc starts with the 1986 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Home Video logo).
* ''Pinocchio'' is the first "Untouchable" and DisneyAnimatedCanon film to be released on UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}, as the first release in a short line called the Walt Disney Limited Issues. These discs were VanillaEdition discs that only had the Gold Walt Disney Home Video logo, a few menus, and the movie, but ''Pinocchio'' was repackaged in the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyGoldClassicCollection series a few months later as the only "Untouchable" in that line.