* AdaptationOverdosed: This has many derivative works.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Collodi [[http://www.carlocollodi.it/carlo-lorenzini/ll-continuo-interrotto-delle-avventure-di-pinocchio/ was going to write a sequel]] in which the happy ending of the original was just a dream and Pinocchio woke up to find himself still a puppet, although Geppetto really did recover from his illness and resume his job as a woodcarver. The drafts of the sequel also seem to indicate that he would become a king in the end. But Collodi died.
* OneHitWonder: This wasn't the only book written by Collodi, but it's the only one anyone remembers.
* TropeNamers: This story has named and/or [[TropeMakers made]] these tropes:
** Originally, the series ended with Pinocchio [[spoiler: being hung from a tree by the Cat and the Fox for being such a bad boy]]. The story was continued when people kept writing in, asking what happened next. [[ExecutiveMeddling The editor demanded additional chapters]] and Collodi [[FranchiseZombie wrote 20 more.]]
* TheWikiRule: [[http://pinocchio.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page The Adventures of Pinocchio Wiki]].