Walt Disney’s adaptation of the classic Italian story by Carlo Collodi about a woodcarver who wishes the puppet he has created could become a real boy was the studio’s second full length animated film.
Released in 1940 the film won two Oscars for its music – one for the score as a whole, and the other for the song ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’. And although not a commercial success on its first release, over the course of regular cinematic re-releases the film gained a loyal following of fans and is now considered to be one of the finest animated films ever made.
The lobby cards produced for the 1954 cinematic re-release feature great border art as well as a scene from the film. This is Card #1 showing Figaro asleep in the bed lovingly carved for him by Geppetto.