It was February of 1940 when Walt Disney released the animated full length feature Pinocchio. It was done during the Golden Age of animation, when everything was hand drawn over & over again.
The story of based on Carlo Collodi's classic children's story about a puppet who wants to be a boy.
Unfortunately because of WWII the film was only released domestically and was not a financial success. But fortunately it was a critical success for the song " When You Wish Upon a Star" sung by Jiminy Cricket, because it received two Oscars.
This movie also introduced us to the elusive Blue Fairy that AI searched for eons later.