Jiminy Cricket is the Walt Disney version of the Talking Cricket (Italian: Il Grillo Parlante), a fictional character created by Italian writer Carlo Collodi for his children's book The Adventures of Pinocchio, which Disney adapted into the animated film Pinocchio in 1940. Originally an unnamed, minor character who gets killed by Pinocchio before reappearing as a ghost in Collodi's novel, he was transformed in the Disney version into a comical and wise partner who accompanies Pinocchio on his adventures, having been appointed by the Blue Fairy (known in the book as The Fairy with Turquoise Hair) to serve as Pinocchio's official conscience. His design is different from real crickets, which are black or dark brown, with very long antennae and he dresses like a gentleman from the 19th century. Since his debut in Pinocchio, he has become a recurring iconic Disney character and has made numerous other appearances.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1940
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||PBS-042393||10-in.||1/22/1940||When you wish upon a star||Jiminy Cricket||Dubbed recording from film: Male vocal solo, with vocal ensemble and orchestra||vocalist|
|Victor||PBS-042395||10-in.||1/22/1940||Give a little whistle||Jiminy Cricket ; Pinocchio [fictional character]||Dubbed recording from film: Male vocal duet, with orchestra||vocalist|
|Victor||PBS-042398||10-in.||1/22/1940||Finale (Turn on the old music box & When you wish upon a star)||Jiminy Cricket ; Pinocchio [fictional character]||Dubbed recording from film: Male vocal duet, with vocal ensemble and orchestra||vocalist|
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Jiminy Cricket. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/323494.
"Jiminy Cricket." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.
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