Pinocchio was produced in 1940 by Walt Disney Productions and was based on the 1883 Italian children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It was the 2nd animated feature film to be released by Walt and his team.
Initially, Pinocchio was not a box-office success. That’s not to say that it didn’t make money, but it nowhere matched the success of it’s big sister, Snow White. But then, that would have been asking for a lot, really!
But in the end, Disney fans and posterity have come to love the little puppet that wanted to be a real boy, and so we have a wealth of merchandise to choose from in our modern day. One such offering is this Pinocchio Picture Disc Record:
These Disney picture discs can sell for well over one hundred dollars if in mint condition, but normally I see average examples selling for closer to $50.00 US. This example that I have has many issues with the cover sleeve. The record itself is in near-mint. But when buying collectibles, everyone will tell you that the packaging is just as important as the product, so my example takes a hit in value and is worth no more than $20.00 US.
Usually these picture discs contain no more musical content than the original black vinyl pressings. Their only selling feature are the images on both sides of the record. I find that Side 1 of any Disney pressing contains a standard screen capture from a key scene of the movie in question, with Side 2 usually offering multiple scenes arranged in a collage.
This pressing was released in 1980. As you can see from the contents, the record contains the main songs from the movie. This is not a narrated soundtrack giving any of the story.
Lampwick was a character from Pinocchio that couldn’t quite be called one of the puppets truest friends, but certainly one that shared quite an adventure with him! Check out this wonderful figurine of Lampwick that I saw while watching The Antiques Roadshow.