When You Wish Upon A Star…

Can you believe that it is has been 70 years since a small wooden puppet named Pinocchio first danced across the screen and into our hearts? With it’s lovable characters, Academy Award winning music, and touching story about friendship, loyalty, and honesty, Pinocchio became an instant classic. And, after 70 years of Wishing Upon a Star, this Walt Disney classic is being released from the Disney vault for the first time in a Blu-ray and Platinum Edition 2-Disc DVD!

The story of Pinocchio is simple and yet so magical! A small wooden puppet sets out on a journey to become a real boy and, along his way, he meets all sorts of characters and learns some very valuable lessons about honesty and bravery. With help from the magical Blue Fairy, guidance from a wisecracking cricket named Jiminy Cricket, and Gepetto’s never-ending love, Pinocchio is finally able to find his way home again and discovers the magic that happens when you “Wish Upon a Star”.

Releasing this week, the Platinum 2-Disc DVD presents the classic film in a brilliantly restored format with enhanced picture and sound unlike anything you have ever seen or heard before. The 70th Anniversary release also includes dozens of bonus features, including:

  • Disney Song Selection where you can sing along with your favorite songs as the lyrics appear onscreen
  • A behind the scenes look at how Disney transformed Carlo Collodi’s popular book into this classic animated film
  • Deleted Scenes and Deleted Songs
  • And even an Alternate Ending that was recently uncovered on a small set of storyboard panels!

The Blu-ray edition also includes some amazing bonus features. My favorite: Movie Mail! Through Movie Mail you can record a personalized video message that superimposes onto one of the many pre-selected movie clips. You can then send that clip off to friends or family as a very special personal greeting. AMAZING!!

The 2-Disc Blu-ray release also includes a bonus standard definition DVD of Pinocchio in the same package, allowing viewers the opportunity to enjoy this classic tale on standard def DVD while they are preparing to upgrade to a Hi-Def Blu-ray player!

You can continue to enjoy the magic of Pinocchio by downloading and printing some fun coloring pages and a Jiminy Cricket puzzler. You can also visit the Disney website for more great activities to enjoy with your kids!

In honor of this limited time release, Disney would like to offer our 5 Minutes for Mom readers a chance to win their very own copy of Pinocchio’s 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray DVD! To enter simply leave a comment on this post by Friday, March 27. One winner will be chosen at random and announced on Saturday, March 28. This contest is open to US and Canadian addresses.

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Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Contributing Editor: Stacey Lynn


  1. says

    My daughter just got interested in Pinocchio. We have borrowed from the library 3 times in two weeks. I would love to give this to her.

  2. says

    All 3 grands were so excited over this release! What a great surprise this would be for Hailey’s birthday coming up on the 4th!

  3. says

    Please enter me in the contest! This would make a great gift for my son turn 4. We drive past the big billboard on the way to church every Sunday with Pinocchio on it and he always shouts. PINOCCHIO!

  4. Lachelle says

    I love this movie and I could even convince my husband to watch with us if we won the Blu-ray version!

  5. says

    My husband and I bought the non-Blue Ray version for our son’s birthday. It came with a stuffed Jiminy Cricket!!

  6. says

    Oh, count me in! We Netflixed this movie for the kids to watch and of course, they’re hooked and have asked to own our own copy. Thanks!
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Alexandra Hancock says

    I would love to share this with my son. :)

    alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com

  8. Alane says

    I loved this movie as a kid & I’m excited at the prospect of sharing it with my kids.

  9. says

    My kiddos haven’t been into full-length movies until right about now. It would be fun for Pinocchio to be their first full-length Disney movie. It’s one of the few old-style films that really appeals to boys (rather than the princess movies).

  10. J pohlot says

    Oh this is so neat, the kids would adore this so thanks.Who doesnt love Pinocchio? bbrrterrace(at)hotmail.com

  11. Stacy says

    I would love to have this for my soon to be born granddaughter. I am trying to get a collection of disney films for her to enjoy when she is old enough.

  12. Margaret Smith says

    Thank you for offering this giveaway. I’d love to win this movie for my kids. Thanks so much.

  13. Rita G says

    Love this film but have to admit when I was young the scene where the boys turn into donkeys scared the heck out of me!!!
    I love the song when you wish upon a star from this movie!!!!

  14. Kay M. says

    I would love to have this movie. It is one of the Disney movies that we dont own yet. And right now my boys could learn a powerful lesson from Pinnochio about lying.

  15. barbara leatham says

    Pinocchio has such a good moral to it. It is one Disney movie that I do not own. Would love to win it!

  16. Ellen Ring says

    I loved this movie when I was growing up. It would be great to watch it with my grandaughter.

  17. marleen davis says

    :oved this movie as a child—haven’t seen it for years and years. Thanks for this chance.

  18. Kristina says

    My sister and I love Disney movies. We have them on VHS but seriously, VHS is nothing compared to DVD quality. We are trying to collect as many as we can on DVD.

  19. Sandra says

    My daughters told me to enter this in hopes they can add another Disney DVD to their collection. We are a Disney family, no matter how old we get.

  20. Tony Miller says

    I haven’t seen this movie in years, but it was always my favorite Disney movie next to Song of the South. Thanks

  21. Samantha says

    I would love to win this! We are going to buy it eventually, but winning it sounds so much better!

  22. Eloise C says

    My daughters would definitely love this DVD. I watched Pinocchio when I was a kid and would love to watch it with my girls, thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!


  23. Susan T says

    Would love this for me (have not seen in many years) and for the little ones at my house. Thanks so much for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

  24. Lisa L says

    My neighbor has a cat I call Jiminy Cricket because when he was younger he used to eat all the crickets outside at night.

  25. Kimberly says

    I watched this with my kids and it will be fun to watch it again with my granddaughter!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. says

    I’ve never watched it as an adult – it was too scary when I was a kid. Wondering if I’d like it?


  27. Pamela S says

    This is one of my favorite movies from my childhood, and I’d love to share it with my children.

  28. Diane Eral says

    Please enter me into your contest. I have three wonderful young grandkids who would love to watch this! (including me) thanks :)

  29. Liz G. says

    I can’t believe Pinnochio is that old! It’s such a classic– but I don’t think I’ve seen it in at least 10 years.

  30. brandlyn says

    I loved this movie as a kid My mom use to sing “When You Wish Upon a Star” to me before I went to bed. My kids will love this movie too.

  31. Lukas says

    I think everyone would love to win this for their kids and themselves. I certainly do. Thanks.

  32. Tamara B. says

    I have always love watching Pinocchio when I was a child and this would be a perfect movie for family movie night to watch together as a family.

  33. Lucy Schwartz says

    when you have a Classic like this, You use any excuse to sit down and share this with little ones.

  34. Dave says

    This is a true Disney classic. I wish they still made timeless movies like this. I would love to share this treasure with my young nephews. Thank you for the chance to win.

  35. Louise Brouillette says

    What a classic movie…my grandkids would love hearing how I saw it when I was a child!

  36. Ken Robinson says

    My favorite Disney cartoon. A real boys film. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  37. Tanya Moyer says

    My girls would love this! What a great giveaway! Thanks for offering!

  38. DEBIJOT says

    My little grandson has never seen this movie. Would love to be the one to give him this wonderful movie.

  39. Ann says

    Great! Now I got “When You Wish Upon A Star” playing over and over in my head…since I got yelled at for singing it over and over again by the whole house, lol. Love that song, so sweet.

  40. Tesa says

    It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen Pinocchio. I’d love to introduce my son to him, and Jiminy Cricket!!!

  41. Carla says

    This movie is a timeless classic. I loved it as a child, my children loved it, and now my grandchldren can be introduced to it too!! Thank you so very much!!!

  42. Christie says

    There’s nothing like the older Disney animation movies. The colors are so beautiful and there is such an air of innocence about them. Pinocchio is a favorite.

  43. Paula Harmon says

    I just realized that my kids have not seen this movie yet, and one of them is 14 yrs. old! Bad mom!

  44. James Nickerson says

    This is a great movie to enjoy with the whole family. Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  45. Brenda Park says

    My kids haven’t even seen Pinocchio yet, but I remember loving this movie as a child. Thank you for offering us a chance to win such a great classic.

  46. says

    I love the song for this movie, and its lyrics, “When You Wish Upon A Star”, and I also remember seeing it as a child, and would love seeing it again!

  47. Audrey B says

    70 years, wow hard to believe, would love to watch all the extra features on the special edition, thanks for the contest

  48. Nicole Price says

    This is one of the first Disney movies I remember watching. I would love a chance to win and watch this with my boys. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Kathy S says

    Oh, as a child I always loved Pinocchio! Would love to enjoy watching it with my two granddaughters!

  50. jennifer Collins says

    I would love to win this for my son. Great movie. And, he’s so cute when he says
    po non ke no.

  51. Amy Griffin says

    I would love to watch this with my kids. I can’t remember when I saw it last, and my kids have never seen it!

  52. Geoff K says

    “Pinocchio” was the first Disney animated film I saw as a kid, so it has great sentimental value – I’m glad to see this new DVD release, and I’d love the chance to win a copy to share with me family. Thanks a lot!

  53. Stephanie says

    I’d love to add this to my collection
    This whole vault Disney thing gets on my nerves because when I have the $$, the movie is gone!