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Pinocchio from Collodi to Disney



Pinocchio from Collodi to Disney

An illustrated talk with animation historian John Canemaker, moderated by journalist Federico Fiecconi.

On the occasion of the upcoming exhibition "Wish Upon a Star: the Art of Pinocchio," opening on May 18 at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, the Italian Cultural Institute presents an exclusive panel talk on the tale of Pinocchio, its Italian legacy and the well-known adaptation by Disney in the 1940 animated film.

According to John Canemaker, the guest curator of the "Wish Upon a Star" exhibition, "Pinocchio is arguably the crowning achievement in Disney's Golden Age lineup." He will talk about the making and the art of Disney's masterpiece, focusing on the comparison between the Disney version and Collodi's original novel, while Federico Fiecconi will stimulate the discussion by providing an overview on the variety of treatments given to Collodi's story by famed Italian illustrators and filmmakers.

The Institute's event will also offer the opportunity to enjoy an up-close view of some selected and valuable original Italian objects and artworks related to Collodi's masterpiece, on display in the Institute's conference hall for two weeks.

Please register here for this event.


Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute