Pinocchio (1940, dir. Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, and others)

A marionette is given the chance to become a real boy. Still-dazzling Carlo Collodi adaptation (only the Monstro sequence doesn’t quite work), with impressive visuals, some great songs used deftly, and more than a few adult gags sneaked in. A pop culture touchstone for good reason. Remade by Disney in 2022.

Here’s the trailer.

Peter Pan (1953, dir. Clyde Geronimo, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske & Jack Kinney)

Three children journey with Peter Pan to battle Captain Hook in Neverland. Okay minor Disney cartoon with one unfortunately dated song and dance sequence. A greatest-hits version of the story.