When You Wish Upon A Star - Pinocchio

When You Wish Upon A Star
(Leigh Harline)

When You Wish Upon A Star
by Leigh Harline

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When You Wish Upon A Star ” is the signature song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney’s 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio. The original version was sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards) and is heard over the opening credits and in the final scene of the film. The song was universally praised upon its release. With its theme relating to wishes, dreams, and magic—all of which are synonymous with the Disney brand—the song has since become the anthem for the Walt Disney Company, most famously playing alongside the logo of Walt Disney Pictures before a film.

Lyrics

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those to love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

Songwriters: Ned Washington / Leigh Harline