Hello Internet Friends!
A few days ago I watched Pinocchio for the first time in my whole life. Sorry for not posting at the time, Finals are crazy. But yes, for the first time. At the very least, the first time all the way through in my memory, as I may have been shown various clips or whatever in my life or watched it when I was too small to remember.
I really like how sassy Jiminy Cricket is, asking for a badge (a nice Gold one), asking to be his conscience (the little voice in your head nobody listens to), etc. He is also very real. He scolds himself, he makes mistakes, he yells and apologizes. I sort of expected him to be “perfect conscience character” (like Fairy Godmother from Cinderella). This is how he is portrayed when he makes cameos in things like “Mickey’s House of Mouse” (the Christmas episode). So I definitely did not expect how he was in real life.
The whole first half of the movie (the half in Geppetto’s house) just made me think about It’s a Small World at Disney. I don’t know if its the repetitive motions of the wood-carved clocks and music boxes, or the German atmosphere, or the style of the music in this half. I just couldn’t stop thinking about the “Happiest Cruise that Ever Sailed Around the World.”
Looking at the movies in Chronological Order, I see one parallel so far: Wishing. From wishing wells, to wishing stars, to wishing apples, it seems like Walt Disney was very interested in Wishing.
This is making me sad now, because Magic Kingdom’s traditional fireworks show, “Wishes,” is ending at the end of next month. I’ve seen it many times, of course, but its ending. I am excited for the new show “Happy Endings” (or “Happily Ever After” or something like that), but I am sad for the passing of the tradition. Jiminy was the narrator for “Wishes” and for it to change makes me sad, now that I see the history of Wishing in original Disney Classics.
Stay tuned for the next movie! It will be fantastic!
Thanks for coming along 🙂