After the monumental success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney needed a home run to avoid the sophomore jinx. Who knew that a lying ass puppet with innocent eyes would’ve stepped up and did the damn thing? Like most Disney films, Pinocchio is the sugar-filled remix of a classic book, this one following the ratchet adventures of a marionette who wanted to be a real-live boy. While hilarity ensued, the film stays iconic. Hell, Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio’s “conscience”) sang “When You Wish Upon A Star,” which won an Oscar (Disney’s first) for Best Song in 1940; that song, along with Mickey Mouse, is synonymous with the Disney brand. And truth be told, while the film is over 40 years old, today’s kids could learn a thing or three about getting what they wish for, especially when they aren’t able to handle adult situations. —khal