Extra Milestone – Pinocchio (1940)

When you wish upon a Pod, doesn’t matter which host you are. When you wish upon a Pod, your streams come true. That’s right. We’re celebrating the 80th anniversary of Pinocchio this month on Extra Milestone. But first, a quick word from our good friend, Willt—I mean Walt Disney. Also, be sure to stick around toward the end of the show for a major announcement concerning the Extra Milestone podcast!

Theme music: “When You Wish Upon a Star” by Cliff Edwards.

Show Notes:

  • 00:00:00 – The Wonderful World of Color
  • 00:06:50 – Intro & other movies we considered for this month
  • 00:19:20 – The making of Pinocchio
  • 00:43:40 – Our thoughts on Pinocchio all these years later
  • 01:27:00 – Big announcement & what we’re covering next month on Extra Milestone!
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  1. Having read “The Adventures of Pinocchio,” that opening spiel was NO EXAGGERATION. Seriously it’s one of the darkest things I’ve ever read….

  2. I may have had something to do with Sam not having watched Pinocchio in the past. While Sam was a tyke, I bought any number of Disney movies for him and his siblings to watch. Snow White, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Lilo and Stitch, etc., but not Pinocchio. Why you ask? It is the scariest movie ever! I won’t watch it! I watched it when I was a kid and became convinced that it was just a matter of time before I became a donkey! And the whale! The place where nightmares have their genesis! Won’t watch it again! Sorry, Sam. Dad

  3. I’ve actually read The Adventures of Pinocchio, and yes that opening description of it is spot on, baby.

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