I've Got No Strings

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"I've Got No Strings" also known as "I Got No Strings" is a song from Walt Disney's animated film Pinocchio sung by Dickie Jones as Pinocchio. He dances with several types of puppets including a Dutch puppet, a French puppet, a Russian puppet, and Cossacks (all voiced by Patricia Page, Mae Questel and Mel Blanc). The music was written by Leigh Harline, the lyrics were written by Ned Washington.[1] The song was published in 1940.

The recording with Dickie Jones was released by Victor Records as catalog number 26479A (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number BD 822.

Barbra Streisand recorded "I've Got No Strings" for her 1965 album My Name Is Barbra with a 1960s arrangement by Peter Matz.[2]

Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Chipettes recorded a pop cover for their 1995 Disney-themed album When You Wish Upon a Chipmunk.

The song was used to open NSYNC's No Strings Attached concert tour as the boy band descended from the rafters onto the stage.[3]

The song was briefly sung by Terry Crews in the 2009 film Gamer.

A slower, more ominous version of the song was played in the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser footage shown at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International, and the official teaser trailer which was released in October 2014. In the trailer, the antagonist, Ultron, compares himself to a puppet who has broken free of his controllers, and quotes the entire first verse. Ultron is considered to be a dark parallel of Pinocchio. [4][5]