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Opening night ad for "Pinocchio"....

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February 7, 1940


* Walt Disney's Pinocchio movie ad
* Opening night premiere

Page 18 has a 10 x 5 1/2 inch advertisement for the opening night showing of the famous Walt Disney animated cartoon movie 'Pinocchio' With movies at that time usually released 1st in New York City, this could very well be the very 1st advertisement for this movie classic in any newspaper. Nice illustration of the main character within this ad. Also on the same page is a report with a one column heading: "Pinocchio Bows Here Tonight" with subhead. (see) Nice edition for any Walt Disney collector.
Complete with all 38 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

wikipedia notes: Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. It was produced by Walt Disney and was originally released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on February 7, 1940. Based on the story Pinocchio: Tale of a Puppet by Carlo Collodi, it was made in response to the enormous success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The plot of the film involves a wooden puppet being brought to life by a blue fairy, who tells him he can become a real boy if he proves himself "brave, truthful, and unselfish". Thus begin the puppet's adventures to become a real boy, which involve many encounters with a host of unsavory characters.

The film was adapted by Aurelius Battaglia, William Cottrell, Otto Englander, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo, Ted Sears, and Webb Smith from Collodi's book. The production was supervised by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske, and the film's sequences were directed by Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, and Bill Roberts.

Category: The 20th Century

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