History WesternAnimation / PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight

16th Aug '16 7:59:26 AM Robergestudios
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* CreepyChild: The kid in the Cowboy hat that encourages Pinocchio to drink alchohol. [[spoiler:he turns out to be the Emperor in disguise.]]



* TheDragon: Puppetino, it turns out. While very effective at first, particularly in using temptation to get Pinocchio to make his DealWithTheDevil, by the end he proves to be next to useless, cowering like a random {{Mook}}, and when the shit hits the fan is a DirtyCoward. Even his powers seem to be a gift from the Emperor, if his ultimate fate also implies a stripping of those powers, thus rendering even his earlier crowning moments rather lackluster in retrospect. His fear of his boss, however, was likely due to fear of YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness or YouHaveFailedMe ([[ProperlyParanoid and he was right to worry]]).

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* TheDragon: Puppetino, it turns out. While very effective at first, particularly in using temptation to get Pinocchio to make his DealWithTheDevil, by the end he proves to be next to useless, cowering like a random {{Mook}}, and when the shit hits the fan is a DirtyCoward. Even his powers seem to be a gift from the Emperor, if his ultimate fate also implies a stripping of those powers, thus rendering even his earlier crowning moments rather lackluster in retrospect. His fear of his boss, however, was likely due to fear of YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness or YouHaveFailedMe ([[ProperlyParanoid and he was right to worry]]).
11th Nov '15 4:49:11 PM DoctorCooper
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* BigGood: The Blue Fairy, naturally.



* BigGood: The Blue Fairy, naturally.



* [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself This Is Something He's Got To Do Himself]]: Pinocchio's determination to get the [[MacGuffin jewel box]] back and thus prove his responsibility and trustworthiness, whatever the cost. He means well, but it does come across as a bit of LawfulStupid behavior.

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* [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself This Is Something He's Got To Do Himself]]: ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Pinocchio's determination to get the [[MacGuffin jewel box]] back and thus prove his responsibility and trustworthiness, whatever the cost. He means well, but it does come across as a bit of LawfulStupid behavior.



* WholesomeCrossdresser: Scalawag and Igor, [[WeNeedADistraction as a distraction]] to snap Pinocchio out of his fame-and-fortune illusion. ''Definitely'' not an AttractiveBentGender moment.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: Scalawag and Igor, [[WeNeedADistraction as a distraction]] to snap Pinocchio out of his fame-and-fortune illusion. ''Definitely'' not an AttractiveBentGender moment.
5th Aug '15 11:01:14 PM Bailoroc
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** A more subtle form, but listen very closely to the song "Do What Makes You Happy", which sings about the joys or abandoning home to pursue the life of a rule-snubbing vagabond. How many kids and teenagers have ran away from loving homes just for a taste of freedom? And how many have later come to regret it?
29th Jul '15 4:50:54 PM CJO123
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Possibly due to these similarities, the film was a commercial failure, costing $8 million to make but only pulling in $3.2 million throughout its whole run. However, it retains a small but loyal cult following; fans of the movie will illustrate the many differences between the two films, one of which is this film's Aesop about the power of choice, and the theme of temptation as a form of captivity. They'll also cite the DarkerAndEdgier nature of the opposition; in particular, Puppetino's transformation of Pinocchio and the appearance of the eponymous Emperor of the Night are unique, impressive, and terrifying to this day.

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Possibly due to these similarities, the film was a commercial failure, costing $8 to $10 million to make make, but only pulling in earning $3.2 3 million throughout its whole run.domestically. However, it retains a small but loyal cult following; fans of the movie will illustrate the many differences between the two films, one of which is this film's Aesop about the power of choice, and the theme of temptation as a form of captivity. They'll also cite the DarkerAndEdgier nature of the opposition; in particular, Puppetino's transformation of Pinocchio and the appearance of the eponymous Emperor of the Night are unique, impressive, and terrifying to this day.
23rd Mar '15 4:12:13 PM Aurelian
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The movie was designed to be a sequel to [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio the classic tale]], but audiences felt more like they were watching a Re-Tread of the [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Disney version.]] It hit a lot of similar notes, including but not limited to: FunnyAnimal con artists, a Jiminy Cricket-esque conscience figure, a sadistic, cruel puppetmaster, a place where kids are free to do whatever they like, and a titanic battle on the high seas.

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The movie was designed to be a sequel to [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio the classic tale]], but audiences felt more like they were watching a Re-Tread of the [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Disney version.]] It hit a lot of similar notes, including but not limited to: FunnyAnimal con artists, a Jiminy Cricket-esque conscience figure, a sadistic, cruel puppetmaster, a place where kids are free to do whatever they like, and a titanic battle on the high seas.
seas. [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope Disney sued Filmation for copyright infringement]] and lost, as the original ''Pinocchio'' story was written by Carlo Collodi, and was out of copyright.


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* DisneyOwnsThisTrope: Disney certainly thought so, and sued Filmation for copyright infringement. A judge disagreed, on the grounds that Carlo Collodi's original Pinocchio story was out of copyright, and Disney lost the suit.
23rd Mar '15 2:36:36 AM Phoenixion
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29th Dec '14 11:16:48 AM nombretomado
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A 1987 animated feature released by New World Pictures, made by {{Filmation}}.

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A 1987 animated feature released by New World Pictures, made by {{Filmation}}.{{Creator/Filmation}}.
5th Jul '14 11:39:34 AM Druplesnubb
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One year after becoming a real boy, Geppetto feels Pinocchio's ready to take on some responsibility, and so entrusts him with a delivery job: take a [[MacGuffin hand-crafted jewel box]] to the Mayor. Unfortunately, he instead trades the box away to a pair of con artists he meets on the road, in exchange for a [[DistractedByTheShiny big, shiny]] [[spoiler: ([[GenreBlind fake]])]] [[DistractedByTheShiny ruby.]] Geppetto, when he finds out, is somewhat less than pleased).

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One year after becoming a real boy, Geppetto feels Pinocchio's ready to take on some responsibility, and so entrusts him with a delivery job: take a [[MacGuffin hand-crafted jewel box]] to the Mayor. Unfortunately, he instead trades the box away to a pair of con artists he meets on the road, in exchange for a [[DistractedByTheShiny big, shiny]] [[spoiler: ([[GenreBlind fake]])]] [[DistractedByTheShiny ruby.]] Geppetto, when he finds out, is somewhat less than pleased).
pleased.
16th Jun '14 10:55:12 PM MrCaptainA
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* CaptainErsatz: Many of the film's characters for characters from the original book/Disney film. Gee Willikers is Jiminy Cricket given Pinocchio's origin, Scalawag and Igor are Honest John and Gideon with redeeming characteristics, Puppetino is Stromboli with magical powers, and the Emperor of the Night is an ''even'' '''scarier''' version of the Coachman.
19th Apr '14 1:35:26 AM Aurelian
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* [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey, It's That Voice!]]: [[TheMaryTylerMooreShow Mr. Grant]] (or [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Hudson]]) and [[Creator/FrankWelker Abu]] ([[Disney/{{Aladdin}} what did you expect?]]) are [[ThoseTwoGuys the two con men]], [[TheAndyGriffithShow Barney Fife]] is Gee Willikers, [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Commodore Decker]] is Puppetino, and the Emperor of the Night is, of course, [[Creator/JamesEarlJones Darth Vader]]. Linda Gary also appears.
** Believe it or not, that is indeed future [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Steve Smith]] playing Pinocchio



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Between the poor box-office performance of this film and Filmation's demise, the chances of a DVD release are slim. Apart from a R2 release.
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