Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition on 10th March 2009 priced at $29.99 SRP. Walt Disney’s second animated feature breaks free of the Disney vault for a limited time with this 2-Disc set that sees the classic story of magic, adventure and loyalty newly restored and remastered.
1.33:1 Full Screen
Features are detailed below…
Disc 1: Main Feature
5.1 Dolby Digital
English, French and Spanish languages
Pinocchio’s Matter of Facts - - Learn fun facts about Pinocchio and other related subjects as you watch the movie.
Audio Commentary -- An all-new audio commentary with Leonard Maltin, Eric Goldberg and J. B. Kaufman.
Disney Song Selection -- Select this option to sing along with favorite songs as the lyrics appear onscreen.
Disc 2: Extra Features
No Strings Attached: The Making of Pinocchio - - Witness the behind-the scenes magic that transformed Carlo Collodi’s popular book into a classic animated film.
Deleted Scenes --
-- The Story of the Grandfather Tree - - Kindly Geppetto tells Pinocchio about the Great Pine Tree from which Pinocchio is descended.
-- In The Belly Of The Whale - - The most elaborate of Pinocchio’s deleted scenes that remain in the Disney Archives, these recently discovered storyboards reveal a different version of Geppetto inside Monstro.
Alternate Ending - - A recently uncovered set of small storyboard panels reveal plans for a different version of Pinocchio becoming a real boy.
The Sweat Box - - The Sweatbox was a small projection room at the Disney studio where Walt critiqued story reels, rough animation, and dailies of films in progress with his anxious artists. This piece traces the history of the Sweatbox and brings to life this important part of Walt Disney’s artistic process.
Live Action Reference Footage
Pinocchio Art Galleries
Deleted Songs - - An audio collection of period “pop” recordings of songs that not used in the final film.
Pinocchio Puzzles - - Hosted by Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio’s Puzzles is a multi-tiered Puzzle game that contains six unique wooden puzzles for the viewer to assemble. Each puzzle forms an image from the film that comes to life once they are complete.