Pinocchio is a 1940 animated musical fantasy film produced
by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Italian
children's novel by Carlo Collodi. It was the second
animated feature film produced by Disney, made after the
success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937.
The film follows the story of an old wood-carver
named Geppetto who, with a longing for a child of his
own, carves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio. The
puppet is brought to life by a blue fairy, who informs
him that he can become a real boy if he proves
himself to be "brave, truthful, and unselfish" with
the aide of his appointed conscience, Jiminy Cricket.