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Pinocchio: Wooden Doll to a Real Child

Many fables have found a home within the creative videos of Walt Disney. One that is known throughout generations is the tale of a wooden puppet becoming a real boy. The tale was created into an animated film by Disney but there has been other artistic creation of the tale. Besides being an animated feature, Pinocchio has been a live-action film, animated film, and adapted from novels.

A Puppets Journey

The story of Pinocchio tells the story of a wooden puppet and his quest to become a real boy. He is created by Geppetto a wood carver and carpenter. The puppet is brought to life by a blue faery and set on trails to prove he deserve the gift of life. On his journey, the puppet is faced with discovering the difference between truth and lies. In the end he sacrifices himself to save the life of his father.


Variation of the Tale

The original story was written by Carlo Collodi yelling a dark tale of a puppet that kills his conscious and is haunted by the spirit of the grasshopper. Another version was created by Walt Disney creating a happy story about the puppet gaining the life granted by the blue faery. A life-action version called Pinocchio featured Drew Carey and Johnathan Taylor Thomas though the film fell short compared to its animated creation.


Importance of a Doll

Many cultures use a doll to represent the inner spirit. At the root of the tale an old man creates a doll as a reminder of his youth. The puppet is given life and given a child’s innocence leading to curiosity and rebellion. Pinocchio is destroyed but due to being from wood he can be created once again. Playing on the idea that there are second chances in life.


Additionally, there is many different versions of the tale but in all forms, there are a few details common in all versions. A puppet is created by Geppetto and has a nose that grows when he lies. The tale is to teach children a lesson in telling the truth and listening to their elders. Many children are told the tale at a young age to prevent them from becoming liars themselves.

Now, shush, I’m trying to read.

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