A kindly old woodcarver named Gepetto wants to be a father, and carves a puppet out of wood whom he names Pinocchio. The Blue Fairy brings his creation to life, and gives him a conscious (the charming and iconic Jiminy Cricket). Pinocchio does get into trouble (conned, lied to, and kidnapped)but he's not a bad kid. He's just an average kid, innocent but does misbehave, and is naturally trusting and naive.
This was Disney's Second Animated Feature after Snow White , and as was once criticized as having no dwarfs, but it's so marvelous in it's one right. Other than scenes of smoking and drinking that show the consequenes, some scenes are a little scary. Children turning to donkeys, and Monstro the whale may frighten little ones, but I wasn't afraid. The songs are probably the best of the Walt era, the characters are great, and the world is very enchanting.