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Trivia: Pinocchio
  • Acclaimed Flop: It's critical success was pretty close to Snow White's, but when it was first released it bombed horribly at the box office. It lost RKO tons of money and left Walt Disney depressed. In it's defense, it was released during World War 2, meaning it could not get a foreign release. The Reissues did far better.
  • Acting for Two:
    • Charles Judels voices Stromboli and the Coachman. He even gives them different accents — Stromboli has an Italian accent and the Coachman has a British accent (this bit of voice acting also carried over into the movie-themed dark ride at Disneyland, in which both Stromboli and the Coachman were voiced by a former trombonist in the Disneyland marching band).
    • Dickie Jones, the child actor who voiced Pinocchio, also voiced Alexander, the donkey kid who can still talk.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Ink-Suit Actor: The animators had a hard time coming up with a design for Geppetto, that is until Christian Rub was cast for the role.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Foulfellow and Gideon were supposed to meet Pinocchio a third time, and be caught by the police. Cutting this effectively made them Karma Houdinis.
    • There was to be a Dream Sequence 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 Christmastime, which meant that it would also be snowing. Walt Disney nixed the idea because he wanted the movie to be enjoyed year-round.

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