Pinocchio

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On February 23, 1940, Disney released it’s second full length animated feature, Pinocchio. The film follows Pinocchio, a puppet that wants to be a real boy, and Jiminy Cricket, a beloved cricket that’s committed to keeping him out of trouble and teaching him to follow his conscience. The movie’s award winning song, “When You Wish Upon A Star” is still used to represent Disney today! ⭐️

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I saw some sketches and learned more about the film at The Walt Disney Family Museum. Did you know that the animation for the scene with Monstro was so revolutionary that it was later referenced when animators were working on The Little Mermaid in the 1980s?

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Or that when Jiminy Cricket opens the book of Pinocchio at the beginning of the movie, you can see books of both Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, the two next movies that Disney was working on, in the background?

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I thought this classic movie needed a classic chocolate cake with a “melt in your mouth” kind of chocolate frosting to go with it. I topped it off with a frosting version of the beautiful font that “Pinocchio” is written in during the opening credits of the film.

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Just look at those slices! I’m wishing I still had one right now…🍴

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“Now remember, Pinocchio: be a good boy. And always let your conscience be your guide.”- Pinocchio

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