The movie I chose is Pinocchio 1940. The production was supervised by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske. I became interested in this movie because I visited the exhibition “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” at MoMA last year. I have to say this is a great stop-motion movie. Both films were adapted from the 1883 children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. But the two movies are completely different, from the production method to the character style.
The reasons why I am interested in Pinocchio 1940 are:
- The script of Pinocchio is full of emotion, attracting the audience’s emotional resonance through profound characterization and plot arrangements.
- The film’s art design, set and costume design are all excellent, recreating the historical atmosphere of the time and allowing the audience to become more deeply involved in the story.
- The most important thing is that Pinocchio fully demonstrates the kindness and tenacity of human nature in a warm and humorous way. It made me truly feel the deep affection between father and son.
My research direction for Pinocchio 1940:
- Why this Disney version of Pinocchio is so well known and even called one of the greatest animated films of all time.
- How Pinocchio 1940 handles some of the darker moments in the original novel. Let this movie become a warm, humorous and educational movie.
- How was the plot of Pinocchio 1940 designed?
- Different from the novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, does the animated film version of Pinocchio 1940 leave a deeper impression on people?
- How Pinocchio 1940 designed the character image and the plot direction of the character.