The Movie: Pinocchio (1940)
What Is It?: Disney produced its first feature-length animated masterpiece with its adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s story of a wooden boy’s coming of age. With none of the cutesy filler of Snow White, Pinocchio moves forward with exciting momentum and dark adventures. The painterly artistry will make you long for the days before cartoons were made on laptops.
Why Today?: Today is Unique Names Day.