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->''When you wish upon a star'',\\
''Your dreams...come true...''
-->-- [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic The opening theme]], and [[BootstrappedTheme the theme of Disney as a whole]].

Released in [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940]], '''''Pinocchio''''' is the 2nd film in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, based very loosely on ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio'' by Carlo Collodi.

The woodworker Geppetto creates a puppet, which he names Pinocchio. Before going to bed, he notices a shooting star and makes a wish on it that Pinocchio would become a real boy. The Blue Fairy hears his wish and brings Pinocchio to life. She promises him that he will become a real boy if he can prove himself honest, brave and unselfish, and she assigns Jiminy Cricket to be his guiding conscience in the meantime.

The opening song "When You Wish Upon a Star" is one of the most well-known and beloved songs of any Disney movie, and has since become the theme song for the DisneyThemeParks. And a short remix of which is used for Disney's VanityPlate (You know, the one with the castle) ever since.

There is an unofficial sequel titled ''PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight''. In TheNineties, Disney created a MadeForTVMovie musical, ''Geppetto'', that switched the P.O.V. character to that of the toymaker and focused on his CharacterDevelopment as he learns how to be a good father. Featuring songs from the original alongside new StephenSchwartz numbers, it was [[ScreenToStageAdaptation adapted for the amateur theater circuit]] as ''My Son Pinocchio'' in TheNewTens.

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!!''Disney's Pinocchio'' provides examples of:
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Pinocchio when Geppetto examines him before he was about to go to School.
** Pinocchio is just full of this in general. He shows it off in the Stromboli performance.
* AdaptationDistillation: Even Carlo Collodi, author of the original story, thought his work was a mess that dragged out FAR more than intended due to ExecutiveMeddling. Many agree that the Disney version is noticeably better in terms of storytelling.
* AdaptationDyeJob: The Blue Fairy had her hair changed from blue to blond, and changed her eyes to blue. Instead, her dress is blue.
* AdaptationExpansion: In the original story, Jiminy Cricket was a minor character and [[NoNameGiven was never even given a proper name]], being referred to simply as the "talking cricket." He has since become something of the anthropomorphic (well, cricket-morphic) personification of conscience.
* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: [[HilariousInHindsight The Red Lobster Inn]], which is where the Coachman tends to hang out whenever he's not kidnapping boys, taking them to Pleasure Island, turning them into donkeys and shipping them to either the salt mines or the circus.
* AdultFear:
** Where young boys were turned into donkeys, shipped off and forced into labor, the parents not knowing what happened to their sons and if they did find them, they wouldn't have recognized their own kid, seeing how they are now stuck as donkeys.
** And a subtler example from the same includes the moment when Gepetto puts on his coat to go out in the pouring rain to look for Pinocchio who never returned home from school. Hearing the agony in his voice as he paces around his kitchen is enough to make parents whose children like to play hide-and-seek in department store racks flashback a little.
-->'''Geppetto''': What could have happened to him? Where could he be at this hour? I better go out again and look for him...
* AesopCollateralDamage: When Pinocchio plays hooky and ends up on Pleasure Island, Geppetto gets trapped inside Monstro the whale so his adopted son can learn the lesson about being a good boy.
* AllMenArePerverts: Jiminy Cricket goes from angrily not watching Pinocchio's show to excitedly watching it with ''eyeglasses on'' when he sees the French girl puppets doing the kick dance.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: The Coachman.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: Pleasure Island.
* AnachronismStew: Pleasure Island.
* AnAesop: Pleasure Island is meant to be this, especially in the original Collodi novel. If you actively avoid school and bettering your education, you'll end up ignorant (donkey = the famous donkey-eared cap used in late 1800s schools to humiliate dumb students) and won't go far in life, having to do grunt work in order to make a (meager) living. [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped Some Anvils Needed to Be Dropped]] in the book, as when it was published the percentage of analphabets was ''really high''.
* {{Angrish}}: Stromboli unleashes quite a bit of this.
* AnimateInanimateObject: The eponymous Pinocchio.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology:
** Jiminy Cricket doesn't resemble an actual cricket at all. To be fair, however, Jiminy ''was'' originally depicted as an actual (that is, less anthropomorphized) cricket with toothed legs and waving antennae. But Walt wanted something more likable. So he assigned animator Ward Kimball to redesign the cricket. Kimball whittled away at any and all cricket-like appendages until Jiminy became, in Kimball's words, "a little man with an egg head and no ears. And the only thing that makes him a cricket is because we call him one."
** Monstro the whale resembles a sperm whale, but has teeth on both jaws, when real sperm whale only have teeth on their lower jaw. It is also seen sleeping at the bottom of the ocean. Whales don't sleep that way, or else they would drown.
* AscendedExtra: Jiminy Cricket in the original story, he was a nameless cricket who was squashed by the title character early on and appeared later as a ghost. In the Disney version, he was given the name Jiminy Cricket and promoted to narrator. Not only did he practically steal the movie away from its title character, but he's gone on to host/narrate other Disney films, short subjects, and theme park shows. He's also a notable character in several of the Kingdom Hearts games.
** DemotedToExtra: Conversely, the Blue Fairy had a much bigger role, being a mother figure and fulfilling the role of his conscience. In almost every adaptation, most of her actions are done by the cricket character. Another adaptation didn't even have the Blue Fairy, the cricket almost completely taking her place.
** Jiminy went on to become a recurring character in the DisneyAnimatedCanon (appearing again in ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree''), as well as host a series of educational cartoons in the 1950s, and his theme music became the [[BootstrappedTheme theme for Disney]] in general.
** And is now played in Series/OnceUponATime by the [[HeyItsThatVoice same actor]] who was [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Revan]] and [[Franchise/MassEffect Shepard's]] "voice of conscience."
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Pinocchio comes up with the idea of building a big fire on the boat to get Monstro to sneeze.
* BadassGrandpa: Gepetto. The scene where Monstro eats the tuna is a fishing opportunity. This is born out of desperation, but it's still a pretty cool moment.
* BadGuyBar: The Red Lobster Inn, where Honest John and Gideon discuss business with the Coachman.
* BadGuysPlayPool: One of the vices on Pleasure Island.
* BalefulPolymorph: The boys in Pleasure Island turn into jackasses and get forced into labor.
* BallOfLightTransformation: The Blue Fairy first appears as a bright light that looks like a star before taking the form of a beautiful woman. Then she departs in the same way.
* BarefootCartoonAnimals: J. Worthington Foulfellow and Gideon.
* BareYourMidriff: Gideon is a rare male example.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Pinocchio and Jiminy can breathe, and ''speak'', underwater.
** In fairness, Pinocchio's still made of wood at this stage - would he even need to breathe?
** Geppetto, Cleo, and Figaro have no excuse, however. They're implied to have lived in Monstro's belly, at the bottom of the sea, for days if not weeks.
* BeardOfEvil: Stromboli, the puppet master.
* BecomeARealBoy
* BellyOfTheWhale: Monstro the Whale.
* BigGood: The Blue Fairy.
** Geppetto can be seen as this as well.
* BigBad: The film has a BigBadEnsemble: Foulfellow, Stromboli, The Coachman and Monstro.
* BigShutUp: Jiminy Cricket can't sleep because of all the ticking clocks in Geppetto's shop, so he yells "QUIET!" They all stop.
** Also used by Stromboli after he imprisons Pinocchio in the cage and Pinocchio cries out to be let out.
-->'''Stromboli:''' QUIET! SHUT UP! Before I knock-a you silly!
* BittersweetEnding: Pinocchio gets reunited with Geppetto and becomes a real boy, but [[spoiler:the Coachman is never punished. And those hundreds of innocent children who were taken from their families, turned into donkeys, and sold into slavery? They're still donkeys. No one comes to their rescue]].
** Arguably more a case of FridgeHorror, given that the movie itself seems to [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse forget all about that]] by the finale.
** Honest John and Gideon are also never seen after selling Pinocchio to the Coachman. So as far as the viewer knows, they'll continue to profit off of swindling people and bringing others misery for profit.
** Stromboli rides away in his wagon (with all the profits Pinocchio made him) to "terrify and tyrannize any hapless marionette that comes his way".
* BodyHorror: The donkey transformation scene.
* BookEnds: The movie both starts and ends with [[DancePartyEnding Pinocchio and Geppetto dancing]], although the first time Pinocchio's still an inanimate puppet, and the last time he's a real boy. Jiminy Cricket even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it by saying, "Hey, this is about where I came in!"
* BootstrappedTheme: "When You Wish Upon a Star" for Disney in general.
** Outside of Disney, the song so influenced Creator/StevenSpielberg when he was writing ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' that it got a musical ShoutOut [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSm3x56YBRs&t=25m0s in the film]].
* BreakoutCharacter: Jiminy Cricket. He has become a representative of Disney second only to Mickey himself, and about on par with [[Disney/PeterPan Tinker Bell]].
** To a far lesser extent, {{Figaro}} the cat reappeared in some Disney shorts, usually as a pet of MinnieMouse's and/or a foil to [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]].
* BumblingSidekick: Gideon to "Honest" John.
* CatsAreMean: Gideon is a cat and is [[DesignatedVillain supposedly]] a bad guy.
** Figaro, however, averts this. On the contrary, he is actually tormented by Geppetto when he uses the not-yet-brought-to-life Pinocchio to kick the cat and to scare him.
* CarnivoreConfusion: When waiting for Pinocchio to come back for dinner, Figaro the pet cat is chastised by the goldfish, Cleo, to not eat his dinner just yet, as they are to wait Pinocchio. Said dinner is a ''fish''.
** If you really think about it, it's not so bad, as they don't eat ''gold''fish. Cleo logically has no more reason to be upset about them eating fish than we would have about someone eating mammals.
** Though it brings up the FurryConfusion of why these fish weren't sapient.
* ConstantlyCurious: Pinocchio is full of questions. Although, when he doesn't know what school is, let alone what other children are, one would think one would question his ability to get to school all by himself.
* ContrivedClumsiness: Honest John gets Pinocchio's attention by tripping him up with his cane.
* CoolOldGuy: Geppetto.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Most of the posters or video covers look pretty cheery. The film itself, on the other hand, is pretty dark for being so early in Disney's animated canon.
* CovertPervert: Jiminy Cricket, believe it or not.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: It's as bright, colorful, and detailed as any other Disney film of its time, but some of the tropes on this page tell a different story.
** On a smaller scale, Pleasure Island. It may seem like the best place in the world for naughty children...but in truth it's actually a living nightmare.
* CreatingLifeIsAwesome: the titular character is created by the joint efforts of Gepetto (who built his body) and The Blue Fairy (who gave him life). It is all treated as a good thing.
* CubCuesProtectiveParent: Jiminy is being hassled by a little fish while in the ocean floor. He starts to shoo it away when its mother appears.
* CunningLikeAFox: Honest John.
* CutSong: There's a handful, but ''I'm a Happy-Go-Lucky Fellow'' in particular later becomes the opening song for #9 ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree''.
** Another song, "Turn On the Old Music Box" was cut, but the tune remains as Pinocchio's {{Leitmotif}}.
** Another was "Three Cheers For Anything" about the boys on the journey to Pleasure Island singing about what they're going to do once they get there.
** Still another was "Honest John", which was included as a bonus feature on the 2009 DVD/Blu-Ray release.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[KarmaHoudini The Coachman]] in the video game.
** Actually, he justs gets kicked by one of his donkey victims into the ocean, there's no indication he drowned. Then again, it's only a video game based on the cartoon, not canon.
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* DigitalDestruction: The 1992 restoration shifted the color scheme too closely to red tones.[[note]]Unlike most instances of "restored" Disney movies boasting different color schemes than on an older video release, Disney has [[http://whysoblu.com/a-talk-with-disney-about-the-restoration-of-dumbo/ confirmed]] that this deviated too strongly from the movie's original appearance, due to the restoration team using a print generations removed from the original negative.[[/note]]
* DisneyDeath: Pinocchio loses consciousness rescuing Geppetto from Monstro the whale. However, by proving himself in doing so, the Blue Fairy finally makes him a real boy, also bringing him back to life.
* {{Disneyfication}}: The original book was more grim (and considering how nightmarish this movie can get, that's saying something!) Pinocchio is [[KidsAreCruel constantly a little jerk]], and the very first appearance of the Fairy is ghastly. The Cat and the Fox (Gideon and Honest John) try to steal money from Pinocchio disguised as street bandits and later hanged Pinocchio from a big tree. When the Cricket first appears, Pinocchio kills it with a hammer (then we see it again like a ghost and again alive in the house of the Fairy). Oh, and Pinocchio ''bites off the Cat's paw''.
** The original Geppetto was a very, very poor carpenter in Tuscany and not a Tyrol carpenter. People in real Tyrol mostly don't have Italian names. He was also a bit more temperamental.
** Candlewick's death at the end of the novel from overwork was pretty gut wrenching.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The boys who go to Pleasure Island are [[spoiler:turned into Donkeys and sold into slavery]], apparently as punishment for drinking, smoking, gambling and...[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking playing billiards?]]
** ValuesDissonance. Contemporary audiences would've instantly recognised the latter as shorthand for bad company (billiard-halls being the places where all that drinking, smoking etc were popularly supposed to happen).
* TheDreaded: Monstro. Also the Coachman, if his NightmareFace is any indication.
* DrunkenSong: Foulfellow's reprise of [[EarWorm "An Actor's Life For Me"]] at the [[BadGuyBar Red Lobster Inn]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Foulfellow and Gideon are perfectly fine with conning small children out of their money and freedom, and if one scene is to be believed, with doing hits as well. However, when the Coachman mentions taking boys to [[AmusementParkOfDoom Pleasure Island]], they're absolutely horrified. And when the Coachman assures them that the boys will never return as themselves and makes a NightmareFace for emphasis, the fox and cat cower in fear. And yet, regardless of their morals, they trick Pinocchio into going there anyway, mainly because they're too scared to refuse the Coachman's proposition after ''that''.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Coachman.
* EvilLaugh: Stromboli and The Coachman lashes out some of these (they are both voiced by the same actor, so the laugh sounds almost the same).
* EvilOverlooker: The Coachman and/or Stromboli and/or Monstro in some posters.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: It doesn't feel it, given the sprawling story it was adapted from, but the movie is strongly implied to take place within less than two days.
** While Geppetto's first seen fishing inside Monstro, however, he says he hasn't had a bite in days.
** That could be an AdaptationInducedPlotHole, as the pacing suggests that Pinocchio turns into a donkey later the same night he arrives on Pleasure Island (e.g. Jiminy Cricket comments on how quiet it's suddenly gotten).
* FatBastard: Stromboli and the Coachman.
* FateWorseThanDeath: See BalefulPolymorph below.
** The ones who could still talk were thrown in a pen. The ones who could only make donkey noises were shipped off. Now remember what people use donkeys for; working in harsh enviroments, breeding more donkeys... In the original book, Pinocchio himself almost ends up skinned.
** This might fall under DisproportionateRetribution as well.
* FauxAffablyEvil: "Honest John" and Stromboli.
** The Coachman as well: "Give a bad boy a good rope and he'll make a [[{{Foreshadowing}} jackass]] on himself (laughs evilly)"
* FollowYourHeart: "When You Wish Upon a Star".
* {{Foreshadowing}}: It becomes apparent that Pleasure Island isn't a good place when Honest John and Foulfellow are freaked out by the mention of it. Also, before the plot of the boys being transformed into donkeys occurs, look carefully at the chair Pinocchio is sitting on at the pool hall, it has a donkey face on the head, it is also subtly hinted by the Coachman in his dialogue like for instance: "They never come back... AS BOYS!" and a team of donkeys pull his coach.
** Also, Honest John convinces Pinocchio to go to Pleasure Island by giving him his "ticket", which is an Ace of Spades card.
** In the StorybookOpening, the books ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and ''Disney/PeterPan'' can be seen in the background. Both would later become Disney films, and, in fact, both were in initial development at the time.
* ForgotHeWasARobot: Pinocchio is seen blushing, turning green from cigar smoke, and shedding tears (among other things) ''while he's still a puppet''.
* FourFingeredHands: Pinocchio (never mind that poster), Jiminy, Foulfellow, Gideon, and Coachman.
* FurryConfusion: Features Figaro the pet cat and the mute FunnyAnimal Gideon the Cat.
* GoOnWithoutMe: "Pinocchio, save yourself..."
** Also originally Lampwick was supposed to join Pinocchio and Jiminy in their escape but he is caught and he utters these words, some story book adaptations keep the scene.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Averted. Jiminy Cricket calls Lampwick a jackass even BEFORE he learned of the whole "turning boys into donkeys" plot.
* GreedyJew: Stromboli, despite being Italian, seems to be the model of this. This has resulted in offending a number of people.
* HairTriggerTemper: Stromboli to be sure.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Gideon pulls the mallet he tries to hit Pinocchio with out of nowhere.
* HappilyEverAfter
* HaveAGayOldTime: "What do I look like, a ''jackass''?"
** "Hi-Diddle-Ee-Day, an actor's life is gay." Admittedly, this was long before the word gained its modern connotations.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Pinocchio gives his life to save Geppetto from Monstro]]; don't worry, he gets better.
* HiddenDepths: Despite barely being a teenager, if that, Lampwick shows remarkable skill at pool, given the numerous trick-shots he plays. [[FridgeLogic Makes you wonder how often he frequented bars.]]
* HonestAdvisor: Jiminy Cricket.
* HonestJohnsDealership: TropeCodifier.
* HumiliationConga: Honest John of all people. Gideon cracks him over the head with a mallet trying to squash Jiminy, stuffing his head into his top hat. HilarityEnsues and is the only time we see one of this movies villains get any sort of dues.
* InducedHypochondria
* InformedSpecies: Monstro doesn't look like any real species of whale. From the side he looks a bit like a sperm whale, but a sperm whale's jaw is narrow, unlike Monstro's shovel-jaw.
* ItCanThink: Monstro must be pretty clever if he pretends to be asleep in order to catch the school of tuna. Besides if he keeps on chasing Pinocchio and Geppetto, it's quite obvious he has a brain.
* {{Jerkass}}: Lampwick.
* KarmaHoudini:
** [[spoiler:There isn't any implication that Foulfellow (aka Honest John) ever got punished or even stopped at what he was doing. A planned scene that was ultimately deleted from the final film would have had Foulfellow and Gideon get caught by the police after running into Pinocchio a third time. In fact, they were hired specifically by the Coachman to bring him back so that "the law doesn't learn of their business", so the implication in their capture is that the Coachman will follow suit, as Foulfellow and Gideon are clearly the types to squeal. Damn it Disney, why did you have to leave this scene out?]]
*** Though then again, Disney was probably trying to go for a more realistic fantasy world setting with this one. And let's face, a lot of evil deeds committed out there do go unpunished.
** Stromboli doesn't get any punishment other than not being able to use Pinocchio for his show - he even gets to keep all the money from the first night.
*** However, the Disney Wiki says that Stromboli had made Pinocchio his star attraction, and that he likely had a VillainousBreakdown upon finding out the puppet was missing, and that his next show most likely bombed without Pinocchio, and may even have left him bankrupt! Consider that a sweet consolation prize!
** [[spoiler:The Coachman is probably still out there, turning naughty boys into donkeys.]]
*** Not in the SNES game!
**** But then again, it's just a game, not canon.
* KidHero: Pinocchio
* KindheartedCatLover: Geppetto with his kitten Figaro.
* LargeHam: Stromboli's voice actor; "Going-a home-a to your father!" Also, Honest John's flamboyant gesturing.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Jiminy gets his own theme that pops up quite a bit during the film.
* LicensedGame: Was adapted in 1996 into a fairly generic platformer for the {{Super N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES, GameBoy, and SegaGenesis. And you actually get to kill [[KarmaHoudini the Coachman!]]
* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy
* LiteralMetaphor: A visual one. The boys on Pleasure Island make asses of themselves, smoking and drinking and gambling and so on. So they end up turning into donkeys.
* LittleBitBeastly: He looks like a puppet version of a {{Kemonomimi}} when he gains donkey ears and a donkey tail while visiting Pleasure Island. He loses the donkey ears and donkey tail when he turns into a real boy.
* MakeAWish: When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are...
* MarsNeedsWomen: Jiminy seems to have a preference for human(ish) women.
* MeaningfulEcho: The conditions for BecomeARealBoy are repeated in voiceover just as Pinocchio earns it.
* MeaningfulName: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast J. Worthington Foulfellow]], although he is called Honest John in the actual film. Also, there is a volcano off the coast of Sicily called Mt. Stromboli; Stromboli in the film is also quite [[HairTriggerTemper volcanic]].
* MixedMetaphor:
-->'''Jiminy:''' You buttered your bread. Now sleep in it!
* MyGrandmaCanDoBetterThanYou:
-->'''Lampwick:''' Ah, you smoke like me grandmother!
* NightmareFace: "As...'''BOYS!'''
* NoMoreForMe
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: The Blue Fairy is the only realistically drawn character in the entire movie compared to the more cartoony looking humans in the film. In comparison she looks rather other-worldly.
** This was intentional - while all the other characters are traditionally animated (drawn right on the cels), the Blue Fairy is rotoscoped (a live actor is filmed, and then the animator traces them from one cel to the next). This produces a slight UncannyValley effect compared to the other characters.
* NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou[=/=]NotQuiteDead: At the end, Geppetto is crying over the dead Pinocchio when the Blue Fairy brings him back to life and makes him a real boy:
-->'''[[spoiler:Pinocchio]]:''' [[spoiler:Father, whatcha crying for?]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Geppetto]]:''' [[spoiler:Because... you're dead, Pinocchio.]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Pinocchio]]:''' [[spoiler:No. No, I'm not.]]\\
'''[[spoiler:Geppetto]]:''' [[spoiler:Yes. Yes, you are. Now, lie down...]]
* OffModel: One particularly glaring example appears early in the film-during the scene where Pinocchio sets his finger on fire, watch Geppetto's head - his sleeping cap disappears ''several'' times throughout the scene! The DVD commentary even points this out and how easy it is to miss it the first time.
** In the frames just before Geppetto tells Pinocchio to "Say hello to Figaro", Pinocchio only has his pupils.
** Also, look at the poster on this page. Pinocchio has his little wooden head but a human body!
* OrMyNameIsnt: Honest John tells Gideon the plan to sell Pinocchio to Stromboli in this way:
-->'''Honest John:''' If we play our cards right, we'll be on Easy Street, or my name isn't Honest John.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: The Blue Fairy.
* ParasolParachute: Jiminy's umbrella at times.
* PinocchioNose: Codifier.
* PinocchioSyndrome: TropeNamer and TropeCodifier.
* PleasureIsland: TropeNamer.
* PrecisionFStrike: The usage of the word "jackass", spoken by the Coachman ("Give a bad boy enough rope and he'll soon make a jackass of himself..."), by Jiminy ("Go on, laugh! Make a jackass out of yourself! [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm through! This is the end!]]"), and by Lampwick ("What's [Jiminy] think I look like? A jackass?").
* ProfessionalKiller: "Honest" John is implied to be this as he says to the Coachman "Who do I have to (makes throat slashing motion)"; his book counterpart was one too.
* ProtagonistTitle
* PunnyName: Jiminy Cricket, Foulfellow, Monstro and even Stromboli ([[DontExplainTheJoke after a volcano near Sicily]]).
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: "What do I look like, a jackass?"
-->'''Pinocchio:''' ''(amused)'' You sure do!
* RibcageStomach: The inside of Monstro.
* ScareEmStraight: The children do naughty things and are doomed for it for the rest of their lives.
* SceneryPorn: Most notably the inside of Geppetto's shop with all those fabulous clocks and music boxes. Remember, this was when ''everything'' was done by hand.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Jiminy is more than a little upset to see Pinocchio enjoying himself on Pleasure Island. It doesn't help that Lampwick laughs at him.
-->'''Jiminy:''' Go on, laugh, make a jackass outta yourself! I'm through! This is the end! ''(storms off)''\\
'''Pinocchio:''' But Jiminy, Lampwick says a guy only live once!\\
'''Jiminy:''' Lampwick, hmph!
* SecondFaceSmoke: Done by Lampwick to Jiminy Cricket.
* SerendipitousSymphony: The cuckoo clocks and the music boxes.
* SettingOffSong: "An Actor's Life For Me."
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: Where bad boys turn into donkeys after misbehaving on Pleasure Island. We see this happen to Lampwick, as animal instincts replace his human reason, and a combination of the shape change itself, and desperate braying and bucking casts all of his clothes off.
* ShoutOut: The exterior of the pool hall on Pleasure Island is a giant eight-ball and cue stick, a nod to the Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 New York World's Fair.
* SidekickSong: "Give a Little Whistle".
* SignificantMonogram: Jiminy Cricket.
* TheSilentBob: Gideon.
* SissyVillain: Honest John, probably due to his LargeHam persona and the fact that he just can't stop waving his hands around.
* SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism: Cleo, Monstro and Figaro are real animals. Jiminy, Foulfellow and Gideon are anthropomorphic animals.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Not counting Cleo the goldfish, the Blue Fairy is the only female character in the movie.
* SoundtrackDissonance: A meta example. la Music/PinkFloyd and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', a fan synced the entire movie with, [[CrackPairing unbelievably]], Music/TomWaits' albums ''Foreign Affair'' and ''Blood Money.'' The scariest part? It works ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGc2qHfS--o perfectly.]]''
* SpaceWhaleAesop: Underage drinking and smoking will turn you into a jackass. Think about it.
** Actually, the message would be "If you don't go to school and play all day, you will become a dumbass."
*** Still, this takes it to monstrous levels.
* TheSpeechless: Honest John's henchman, Gideon.
* SupernaturalAid: The Blue Fairy.
* SuperPersistentPredator: Monstro.
* SurpriseCreepy: Starts off cute and lighthearted, then we get to Pleasure Island...
* TakeThat: "What does an actor want with a conscience anyway?"
* TemptingFate: After Jiminy Cricket storms out giving up trying to set Pinocchio straight after he finds him making a fool of himself with Lampwick, moments later, Lampwick scoffs "To hear that beetle talk, you'd think something was gonna happen to us!" [[TransformationTrauma Don't even ask what takes place right after he says that.]]
** Pushed even further when he says [[spoiler:"What do I look like, a ''[[ExactWords jackass]]''?"]]
--->'''Pinocchio:''' (amused) You sure do!
* ThatRussianSquatDance: Done by Russian puppets.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Honest John and Gideon.
* [[ThroughAFaceFullOfFur Through a Wooden Face]]: Pinocchio (who is still made of wood at this point) turns red when inhaling too much while smoking a cigar, then green when he accidentally swallows the smoke. Also, the green Jiminy Cricket blushes red when the beautiful Blue Fairy asks him to be Pinocchio's conscience.
* TransformationTrauma: The donkey scene.
* TookALevelInKindness: Pinocchio goes from KidsAreCruel (original story) to ChildrenAreInnocent, to the point it can come as a shock to some who see that the Pinocchio in the books has more in common with Lampwick.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Lampwick.
* UndersideRide: Jiminy Cricket hitches a ride on the coach that takes children to Pleasure Island.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Averted when seemingly all the fish within a mile follow behind Pinocchio and Jiminy while they search for Geppetto at the bottom of the sea.
* VillainSong: "An Actor's Life For Me". It's cheerful, but it's sung by Honest John to convince Pinocchio to become an actor.
* VillainousBreakdown: Monstro during the climax in a rather terrifying way. Though seeing as two people just ''lit a huge fire inside him'', you'd think its understandable that he'd be pissed, but no, [[SuperToughness all this act does is merely make him sneeze]]. When he realizes two people just escaped from his belly, ''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he truly flips out]]''. He gets more terrible and wrathful the more they dodge him and get closer to shore, [[UnstoppableRage so much so, he doesn't even care he's about to crash into a landmass]].
* VisualPun: When Pinocchio is on Pleasure Island Jiminy Cricket is behind the eight ball. First figuratively, then literally.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What about that island full of polymorphed child slavery?!
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: This is when the coach to Pleasure Island departs.
* WhiteGloves: Pinocchio has both white gloves and FourFingeredHands as a puppet. He loses the gloves when he becomes a real boy, as well as having a proper set of five fingers on each hand. All of the {{Funny Animal}}s in the movie (Jiminy Cricket, Honest John, Gideon) also sport gloves, sometimes with [[FingerlessGloves holes in the fingers]].
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