Like a world full of imagination. One of Walt Disney's brightest, most superb films.
The movie's wonderful story, I think everyone on Earth knows by now, because they have most likely seen it as a child or have showed it (probably more than once) to their children. Geppetto, a toymaker, who lives in his toy shop, has just created a marionette. He wants to name it 'Pinocchio', but his pet goldfish and cat do not like that name. A cricket, Jiminy Cricket, sees all of this.
One night, when Geppetto is sound asleep, the Blue Fairy (who has some absolutely brilliant script and quotes in the movie) comes into their house/toy shop. He turns Pinocchio alive (because Geppetto always wished of Pinocchio being a real boy, but he is still not) , and turns Jiminy Cricket into his conscience. They take him to school, but is kidnapped and forced to act. Pinocchio (or Pinoke, that's what Jiminy Cricket always calls him), is good, and seems comfortable at first. But they won't left him leave. They escape, and the adventure is on. Along the fun ride, Geppetto looks for Pinocchio on a boat, Pinocchio goes to Pleasure Island and is almost turned into a jackass (a donkey), and Pinocchio discovers about his nose.
What really drives the movie besides the wonderful premise? Why is the premise so intriguing? Those two questions can possibly have the same answer. The characters. You learn to care for them, in such a short matter of time. So when they're really in trouble, you're always rooting for them, and against the evil characters. You're always rooting for the same characters no matter what. They are also very interesting, and will always stay with you forever. OR, is it just simply a wonderful move, period?
The film also teaches you about life, even if it doesn't show it in the most realistic ways. Like drinking and smoking can kill you, or just make you severely sick, in the movie it shows it's bad by characters turing into jackasses/donkeys, and those scenes are purposely scary (to younger kids) to show them what the syndrome of that is.
"Pinocchio" also teaches you that you should be appreciative of what you have. Even if these characters eventually do get what they want. It stills shows a couple of great messages.
You should show this film to kids (well, everyone actually, mind you :P), not just because it's a good example of life. It also has some absolutely charming scenes! There are a ton of scenes that are adorable (that sometimes, actually only one time in my mind, get a little too silly), that will make you feel like a kid again. You get to here some great (and very catchy) musical numbers, that you'll unexpectedly and weirdly be singing for your life! It really just captivates you, and make all worries or anything else in your life just go away for however long it is, I think 85 minutes.
There are also many brilliant quotes (from a brilliant movie), that teach you about life, like, "A boy who won't be good might just as well be made of wood." That quote is from the Blue Fairy, who I think almost looks like Cinderella, or some very recognizable Walt Disney character I can't think of right now. The songs, will make you suddenly start dancing out of nowhere, than you say "I HAVEN'T DONE THIS IN OVER 5 YEARS!!" Okay, maybe not that. But the point is that this great movie will refresh you incredibly, with it's superb animation, fantastic story and writing, and astonishing dialogue.
Walt Disney's masterpiece(s) really just proudly parade over the sh*t that kids watch over and over and find memorable, and makes those movies look like crap. If you asked me what I would give "Pinocchio", I would slap you. Why? I would slap your dear life in the face, because it is a question that should never be asked.
Anyways, 5/5 stars.