Pinocchio (soundtrack)

Pinocchio is the soundtrack to the 1940 Walt Disney film of the same name, first released on February 9, 1940. The album was described as being "recorded from the original soundtrack of the Walt Disney Production Pinocchio". According to Walt Disney Records, "this is the first time the phrase 'original soundtrack' was used to refer to a commercially available movie recording".[1][verification needed]

Pinocchio
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Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedFebruary 9, 1940
GenreSoundtrack
LabelVictor
Disneyland
Walt Disney
Disney film soundtracks chronology
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(1938)
Pinocchio
(1940)
Fantasia
(1940)
2006 Release
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Legacy Collection

The soundtrack won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. "When You Wish Upon A Star" won the 1940 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

In 2015, a Legacy Collection edition of Pinocchio was released.

SongsEdit

The songs in the film were written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington.

  1. "When You Wish Upon A Star" – Cliff Edwards – 3:16
  2. "Little Wooden Head" – Christian Rub – 05:45
  3. "Give A Little Whistle" – Cliff Edwards & Dickie Jones – 1:38
  4. "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee" – Walter Catlett – 1:40
  5. "I've Got No Strings" – Dickie Jones and Patricia Page – 2:23
  6. "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (Reprise)" – Walter Catlett – 00:22
  7. "When You Wish Upon A Star (Reprise)" – Cliff Edwards & Chorus – 01:27

Songs not used in the filmEdit

Songs written for the film but not used include:

Three of these songs, however, are used in a multi-record 78-RPM 1950 cover album of the songs released by Decca Records and conducted by Victor Young. Although Cliff Edwards appeared as Jiminy Cricket on the album, no one else from the film cast did. Soprano Julietta Novis, who sung Schubert's Ave Maria on the soundtrack of Disney's Fantasia, sang the song "Little Wooden Head", instead of it being sung by Geppetto. Other singers on the album included the Ken Darby Chorus and the King's Men.

Years later, Disneyland Records issued a true soundtrack album from the film.

ReleasesEdit

Original releaseEdit

The soundtrack was first issued as a collection (Victor P-18) of three 78rpm singles.

'Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' Picture Disc LPEdit

Catalogue number: Disneyland 3102 Side One

  1. "When You Wish Upon a Star" – Jiminy Cricket
  2. "Cricket Theme" / "Little Wooden Head" (contains Rub's vocals)
  3. "The Blue Fairy Arrives" / "When You Wish Upon a Star"
  4. "Give a Little Whistle" – Jiminy Cricket / "Pinocchio Goes To School" / "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life for Me)" – Honest John

Side Two

  1. "I've Got No Strings " – Pinocchio
  2. "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee" – Honest John
  3. "The Whale Chase"
  4. "Finale: Turn on the Old Music Box and When You Wish Upon a Star – Jiminy Cricket"

Current releaseEdit

  1. "When You Wish Upon a Star" – 3:15
  2. "Little Wooden Head" – 5:45 (this track contains none of the vocals present on this track as presented in the film sung by Christian Rub)
  3. "Clock Sequence" – 0:55
  4. "Kitten Theme" – 0:40
  5. "The Blue Fairy" – 3:28
  6. "Give a Little Whistle" – 1:38
  7. "Old Geppetto" – 4:44
  8. "Off to School" – 4:19
  9. "Hi Diddle Dee Dee" – 1:41
  10. "So Sorry" – 1:36
  11. "I've Got No Strings" – 2:23
  12. "Sinister Stromboli" – 2:28
  13. "Sad Reunion" – 3:22
  14. "Lesson in Lies" – 2:31
  15. "Turn On the Old Music Box" – 0:50
  16. "Coach to Pleasure Island" – 4:45 (Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (reprise) contains none of the vocals as presented on the record and in the film)
  17. "Angry Cricket" – 1:20
  18. "Transformation" – 3:51
  19. "Message from the Blue Fairy" – 1:30
  20. "To the Rescue" – 0:34
  21. "Deep Ripples" – 1:29
  22. "Desolation Theme" – 1:42
  23. "Monstro Awakens" – 2:03
  24. "Whale Chase" – 3:19
  25. "A Real Boy" – 1:42

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Walt Disney Records - History". Disney.com. Retrieved 2007-09-13.