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The boy had literally no idea what a school was before he was being sent to one. Walt Disney was indeed a genius. Yes, Frollo was sex-obsessed, but at least he was explicit about it. Pinocchio is known, far and wide as the puppet who strived to become a boy, who learned to live up to the qualities required of a real boy: to be ‘brave, truthful and unselfish.’ His quest is the primary plot with deviations and digressions, telling the story so realistically it puts modern kids to shame. This is just sad. ... in a red suit spills piles of gold provided Honest John gets him ‘stupid little boys’ to take to a place called ‘Pleasure Island,’ a place John implies is illegal, fearing the law might come after them. Some of the movies from childhood are actually terrifying to revisit.. The first glimpse of Pleasure Island is maddening. Again, this is all about the “they do not come back as BOYS”, is all about the scars that leaves an adult stealing away the innocence of a little boy. I taught a Disney Films class last year and my students (18-adult) HATED Pinocchio and Dumbo with equal vigor. On its surface, Pleasure Island seemed like any other amusement park, except that it was one where the young boys brought there by the Coachman were encouraged to behave badly. Monstro probably died or it’s simply “damaged”,but certainly has lost the opportunity to kill Pinocchio and Geppetto and hurts himself. Well, first the flaws: it CAN be a little slow, particularly the scenes involving that Bad Fox and Stromboli… not that compelling. I am reading over this and am thinking how embarrassing. Ah,and pedophilia has a whole(or all)different meaning! Father more than master, really. I’ll need to read a review or something because what I liked about rthe villain was her theatrical villainy. It took enough liberties with their storytelling to an extent that even the artists behind the Hunchback of Notre Dame did not dare to attempt. This suggests he wasn't always a donkey. By the way, I love the social commentary connected to the boys/donkeys at the end. The people who took his mother away. Nice Work! I really like your points on Pinocchio and the other boys being “scarred” by their experience and that means they become donkeys. Many could very well perceive those two characters (three counting the sidekick fox) as monsters, making Pinocchio’s first words a truth. Bring home the timeless tale that inspired the world to wish upon a star. And in this film, the main characters prosper by way of goodness and faith. Pinocchio isn’t the only film that has the villain not getting his comeuppance. All this seems even stranger when you consider that the movie’s most famous song, “When You Wish Upon A Star” is pretty much the unofficial anthem of the Disney company. Pinocchio has to face the world itself and needed to be rescued one too many times by the Fairy herself. ‘Pinocchio’ The characters of the Shrek franchise are set in a fairytale world similar to Disney. Pleasure Island was a cursed amusement park seen in Pinocchio. Powerful and revelatory excavation into the depth of the human condition, as only a master story teller could reveal guised as a fairytale. They were lies nonetheless told by either Pinocchio or the movie itself. Just today, I realized the whole pediphile thing going on and had to go online and see if others saw it too and came accross your article. The injustices towards animals are as real and now as they were then. Once a boy is abused by a pedophile, they are no longer boys in the sense that their innocence has been violated. That donkey part made me cry. The one detail changed that is potentially creepier and more obscene than the original story is the renaming of Collodi’s Toyland as Pleasure Island. She thus far served as the solution to two problems: She gave Pinocchio life and freed him from the cage/sack he was so clearly trapped in. Unfortunately, it is not big enough of a truth and he is humiliated once more. In the original Italian story of Pinocchio, Pleasure Island was called Toyland ("Il Paese del Balocchi"), but in an early English translation it was mistakenly translated as "Boobieland". Even though the Von Trapp family escape Occupied Austria, Herr Zeller is still maintaining Nazi order in Occupied Austria and indoctrinating innocent Austrians into the Nazi cause. The Internet is a Golden Corral for these theories and we eat them up like it’s a weekday special. I am very interested. It reveals his guilt and emphasizes the point that the original question was why he did not go to school. That would not work in a contemporary movie, as continuity lol. He is also a pedophile. This is perhaps a real lie. 90 Day Fiance's Yazan Has A New Girlfriend, But Will He Return To The Franchise? Turns out I’m not crazy. He survived the torture and escaped before it got too bad but his ears and tail and even random bray still remained, he was ashamed to speak of it to his father, was scared of even mentioning it because he was scarred from the experience. He uses that rather underhanded tactic to try and ruin George Bailey, and in the end, it is the good will that George has showered on his family and friends that saves the day. Also, I believe Pinocchio’s task is not just impossible because he is asked to do what other people can do – he is asked to do it without actually having a real conscience. In particular, he got mad at the scene that depicted the kids smoking cigars because when I saw it as a kid, I started picking up objects and pretended to smoke them. I had to get online and check if anyone else felt it was inappropriate and hinted at child sex trafficking. Walt Disney is known for making high-grossing animated movies before and after the death of its founder Walt Disney himself. The Hunchback certainly. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Pinocchio has every intention of going to school. I do remember feeling really disturbed by the Pleasure Island scene and the traumatic donkey phase. They drink, they smoke, they fight, they destroy stuff… and then they become donkeys and therefore, scarred for life. Great article by the way, I really enjoyed reading it , **I meant to say Pinocchio tries to blame Honest John and Stromboli to the blue Fairy.. sure they WERE monsters, but he was sort of saying nothing was his fault so he was lying and his nose grew. The sun's rays cast away the shadows and horrors of the Coachman's evil operation on the island and brought with it a new hope of peace and tranquility for the boys turned donkeys that now would make the island their home. I never read the book. Want to write about Animation or other art forms? Earlier, he insisted there was no risk in illegally trafficking children to an island cut off from civilization because…. But behind the explicit meaning is yet another meaning. though I haven’t seen atlantis. He is lured away by Mr. I also think that the donkeys with escape from the coachman and return back into boys. And there are plenty of people in the world, such as the Coachman, who will take advantage of that.”. Pinocchio is the one and only exception. I haven’t seen Maleficent yet but the idea does somewhat bother me. But yes, the pleasure island sequence has often stuck out in my mind. But the man who lives alone with his cat and goldfish has the craziest wish ever. I agree that this movie is Disney’s darkest. This creation is a puppet he names Pinocchio. Thus far, the movie has been fine. Now, watching it again, and reading your article, I know the reason and the essence of those feelings . We do not know what happens to them. The boy who was scarred from an experience was given a release from it and the movie seems set to take a tragic turn for the worst. I know it’s awful, but what can you do? Monstro isn’t really a villain he’s just an animal looking for food. Looking forward to your reply! Like you said, the movie seems dark to a child, but even more dark to an adult. It certainly was not the entrapped Gepetto and the dove was glowing white which reminds us of a heavenly figure. After Pinocchio escapes from Stromboli's puppet show even, though Stromboli kept him under a contract he signed, he boards a stagecoach full of boys to Pleasure Island. These lines hold, from the beginning till the end as the most important and oft-spoken lines in the movie. It brings to mind Spring Breakers, which had a slightly more adult take on the pleasures and perversions of Pleasure Island. Unhappy with his words, Pinocchio throws a hammer at the cricket, killing it. Along with Pinocchio, all the 'bad' kids are lured to the island. Now, the half-donkey character is explicitly dead. Honest John and a new villain. I need to go tell his father! He was created from scratch and had no idea of what was right or wrong, so much that the blue fairy had to give him a separate conscience that was not even a part of his body (the cricket). I have friends who didn’t see the Hunchback till later too. That part is really disturbing. Like Liked by 1 person. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. I’m delighted to have found an article in which it’s writer agrees with my view of this movie. Pleasure Island is a theme park located on an island and is accessed there by ferry. I watched this movie for the first time since my childhood and man, so many implicit dark meanings you only understand as an adult. I also found Disney Wiki’s analysis of their own movie a bit of an interesting read, particularly this chunk: “Origin– The next scene starts with Mr. And Disney is trying to teach little boys (and girls) the lesson of life AND TAKING RESPONSIBILITY for your own actions and not blame others, but be accountable. Pink bonnet? Pinocchio narrowly avoided being transformed into a donkey, and escaped with just a donkey tail and ears. I hate the evil truth of this rotten world. The rest of the lies are told by Pinocchio. The theory suggests Pinocchio left Italy and changed his name to pursue a career that was not his fathers, as many did during the Rennaissance. She isn’t bringing him back to life but rather rewarding him with life. However I think there is something a lot darker about the older disneys snow white for example, you wouldn’t catch someone trying to stab someones heart nowadays in Disney! He doesn’t really even understand right and wrong, that’s why Jiminy has to be assigned to him. I’ve seen it for the first (and only) time at the age of 35, with my children, and I found it very dark and disturbing, perhaps more for the adults than for the children, and surely more than the original Italian novel (!) One wonders how adults let children watch this movie? There is a late radio-song of the movie called “Honest John”. It's possible he was once a boy who ended up on Pleasure Island. Yeah but think about it this way the story was not about defeating evil it was about staying away from it or if you do indulge in it consequences will follow. Of course, maybe “stay away from evil or face consequences” was really disney’s intention at that time and context, but NOWADAYS can we really say that? Punishment for evil doers need no be explicitly observed ,for there is just compensation that we all must face. Maybe that was Italian style way back when? !” then pauses and says “wait no, that would be snitching! In Pinocchio, it only gets harder. There is oone point to this story that is entirely missed altogether. Shadows and light, shadows and light, just like life; you appreciate the light more when there are shadows ( I didn’t say darkness). Following a nuclear strike on Italy, a Blue Fairy comes down and brings Pinocchio to life. The park was designed so that little boys would "makes jackasses of themselves," and quite literally so. But the Coachman insists there is no risk because…. I might also mention watching Dumbo as an adult. Now obviously all this what happened to Pinocchio was all ‘worst case scenario’ BUT it sort of prepares one for life on these things can happen. Good commentary and thorough analysis. There was many villains in Dumbo. Beautiful! That makes no sense. I look forward to rewatching with your analysis in mind. 🌟 Pinocchio will be available for the first time on Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere 1/10 and Blu-ray 1/31. I never noticed the dark elements depicted in the film, but I’m glad you pointed them out! Pinocchio is an instant success in the theater to such an extent, Jiminy Cricket starts to doubt himself. No dark messages or meanings. Pinocchio, once he regained his conscience, escaped the prison of profane life and escaped Pleasure Island. But either way it definitely is dark and scary as hell in a motivating way. Both are important to think about and no one said they are mutually exclusive. The Coachmanis the owner of the island and takes all the bad boys collected by himself (or others he hires for the job) from various towns and villages to the island. Thank you, really! Pinocchio's adventure on Pleasure Island had taken place nearly two months ago, back when he was just a wooden puppet in search of becoming a real boy. Pinocchio is the best example. That part really disturbed me when I was little, I refused to watch it for years and I’d run out of the room or hide under the covers whenever my siblings would put it on and that scene would come on, I’d also have recurring nightmares about being turned into a donkey and being shoved into a crate sometimes along with my siblings and cousins. Whoa. It operates independently with the writers collaboratively building and maintaining the platform. I hated this movie as a kid. The series Giannettino, for example, often referred to the unificatio… Stromboli’s lost forever his “little wooden gold mine” obtaining much less success than before,probably bankrupt and depressed. Now you mention it, I remember being terrified too. The park was owned and operated by The Coachman, who made a fortune from his crooked deeds, and is seen in the film when the Coachman brings Pinocchio, Lampwick and a coachload of other boys to the park. You can hear it briefly in Tobacco Row sequence,in Pleasure Island. Or, goddess. The ones who still speak like that poor little Alexander (the one donkey in all of fiction that probably wrenches hearts just thinking about him), are unaccounted for. When he says that he was put in a sack, rather than a cage, he once again loses responsibility because his sight is impaired. Writing is my life, my love, my passion, my hobby. I suspect part of the reason Pinocchio can get away with being so disturbing is Jiminy Cricket, our narrator and entryway into what appears to be a cozy, sentimental, but fundamentally lonely world. Pleasure Island was a cursed amusement park seen in Pinocchio.The park was owned and operated by The Coachman, who made a fortune from his crooked deeds, and is seen in the film when the Coachman brings Pinocchio, Lampwick and a coachload of other boys to the park. he only had this short time to prove himself. The one who promised she would never help him again. I found it utterly disturbing, but still love it. In Pinocchio, boys go to Pleasure Island and can do whatever they like. When the movie starts, it begins with the famous When you Wish Upon a Star sequence and skip to Gepetto finishing his latest wooden creation. He’ll even lock away people he knows aren’t really “crazy” for money (and he “loves it”). Its very possible I never got into smoking because of how haunting this movie is. I forgot to mention that many celebrities, have made big bucks from acting, and many of them are extremely rich. It is also worthy of note that in this scene, everything is grey except Pinocchio, the fairy, and Jiminy. “Prove yourself brave, truthful and unselfish, and someday you will be a real boy.”, “And always let your conscience be your guide.”, And our favorite little cricket, Jiminy explains in eloquent words…, “that still small voice that people won’t listen. Personally, I never thought much of Pinocchio, but perhaps if I saw it again I could somehow appreciate the dark parts for being faithful to the dark nature of classic children’s stories a la the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christen Anderson. That pedophile Coachman… *shudder*. The rest… they are put to work like slaves and those who have even the capability to protest the conditions they are put in are silenced. Acting is not a distinguished career no matter how much press they get. There the boys are free to do whatever they please, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, … Prove you are human, type cats in singular form below: The Artifice is a long-form writing platform that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. I saw it once and never wanted to see it again. They’re portrayed as bad things to do and if anything influenced me to be a good boy myself, lol. The first Disney main character who is definitely and certainly dead on-screen. I’m French and in my country, everybody knows the tale of Pinocchio but quite few people have seen the Disney movie, I think it’s in part because of the date when the film was released (1940, a time when American films were banned in Axis-ruled countries, as France in this time), and because all that dark stuff inside the film. And anyone who knows what insane asylums were like in the late 1700s into the early 1800s (the time that the film is presumably set) know that they were more like hellish prisons than they were places to seek treatment, with inmates treated like caged dying animals. wow wow wow. Many pedophiles never act on and go to great difficulties to overcome these attractions, and must face the status of assumed child molester that misuses of the term exactly like this create for them. The Fairy is a very important god-like figure for him. Those arent bad things (stay with me in this one), but things that you do when you are a grown up. Things get absolutely crazy, even for a Disney movie here. Who could be called by some as the most truly evil Disney villain who caused massive and unrepaired damage got away with it. Pinocchio says he did not escape, which is the complete truth when related to the previous ‘lie’ but he was chopped into firewood. I didnt like too much this movie, nor dumbo. Otherwise, the truth the viewer must face is too terrible. We don’t see him in the angry mob after Maurice’s sanity is proved, nor in the fleeing masses from the castle, so presumably he’s allowed to continue running his Asylum and persecuting/torturing “crazy” inmates to his heart’s content. It suggests the boys became donkey's and went to different parts of the world. I WATCHED THIS MOVIE LAST NIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE IN ALMOST 20 YEARS.. I’m 26 now.. and the movie freaked me out last night more than it did when I was a kid. 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