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“Pinocchio” Comes to I.G. Greer

BOONE — Appalachian State University’s Hollywood Classics Film Series will show Walt Disney’s feature-length animated classic “Pinocchio” (1940) on Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m. in the I.G. Greer Theater.

The showing will be a chance for the community, including kids, parents and students to see the legendary animated feature on the big screen.

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

“Walt Disney’s brilliant, timeless animated cartoon feature, based on the Collodi story about an inquisitive, tale-spinning wooden puppet who wants more than anything else to become a real boy,” as described by film critic Leonard Maltin.

“It is technically dazzling, emotionally rich with unforgettable characters and some of the scariest scenes ever put on film (Lampwick’s transformation into a jackass, the chase with Monstro the whale).

A joy, no matter how many times you see it.

The songs are the icing on the cake, including the Oscar-winning ‘When You Wish Upon a Star.'”

“Pinocchio” features the voices of Dickie Jones as Pinocchio, Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket and Christian Rub as Gepetto.

Trivia buffs look carefully, the scenes of the woodlands and forest fire were later used in the Walt Disney animated feature “Bambi” (1942).