Blu-ray Review: Pinocchio Walt Disney Signature Edition
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Pinocchio Walt Disney Signature Edition
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Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee

Screenwriters: Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia
Cast: Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Walter Catlett, Charles Judels, Evelyn Venable, Frankie Darro
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated G | 88 Minutes
Release Date: January 31, 2017

The “I’ve got no strings on me” lyric has been popularized thanks in part to the dawn of wireless headphones, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and proclaiming you are not someone’s puppet. But Pinocchio‘s themes of sincere honesty and wishing upon stars remain true today.

Now Walt Disney’s timeless classic gets a new Blu-ray today with the release of the Walt Disney Signature Edition. Not only is the picture quality higher and sharper than ever before, but there are also new features to check out about the film’s history, its impact on pop culture, deleted scenes and much more. Check out what kind of features you can expect to see below.

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Remembering Legendary Comedian Jack Benny

Today is the 40th anniversary of the passing of one of the great early American comedians of his age or any age, the inimitable Jack Benny. And that sad milestone is a reminder just how important the resurrection of the man and the appreciation for his dry, jocular, razor-sharp wit and sense of humor needs to be stressed and ultimately enjoyed in today’s era.

Regardless of today’s perception and remembrance of the man, Jack Benny nevertheless was a titan among titans. He could mow down a room with a short hysterical utterance of a one-liner and he could slice wit like a brain surgeon, extant with the best of them. Only the rapier wit of Groucho Marx would be the closest thing to the kind of parlayed sense of humor and the quick rat-at-at machine gun style that came out of Jack Benny with frightening ease, and the result was a career that found him a superstar of comedy on many different occasions, in many different projects, all of them finding stellar success for the man and the genre.

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