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For the characters from the original story see ''Characters/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio''.


!Titular Character

->'''Voiced by:''' Dickie Jones, Creator/JuneForay (1954 read-along book), Peter Westy (Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit), Kevin Brando (Disneyland), Creator/ElijahWood (education series), Michael Welch (WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse), Seth Adkins (Gepetto, Franchise/KingdomHearts), Elan Garfias (Kinect Disneyland Adventures), Nick Carson (VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D)

The young puppet protagonist, given life by the Blue Fairy. If he proves himself brave, truthful, and unselfish, then he will one day become a real boy.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Pinocchio's appearance as a puppet is far cuter in this movie than in the [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Pinocchio.jpg illustrations of the original book]].
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: His literary counterpart was little more than a BrattyHalfPint and a {{Jerkass}}. Here, Pinocchio is little more than an innocent and easily misguided CheerfulChild.
* {{Adorkable}}: His naive and childlike demeanor makes him endearing.
* AnimateInanimateObject: He's a puppet that can move on his own.
* ArtificialFamilyMember: Crafted out of wood by Geppetto who treated him like a son. The Blue Fairy can also be seen as his mother since she gave him life.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Oooh, a candle...
* BadassAdorable: He is implied to be the only child to have ever escaped the Coachman's clutches.
* BecomeARealBoy: His main goal is to prove to the Blue Fairy that he deserves exactly this, which essentially makes him the TropeNamer.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's as cheerful and well-meaning in the SNES game as he is in the film, but he does kick the Coachman off a cliff.
* BornAsAnAdult: Well, Born as a Young Child, in any case.
* CharacterDevelopment: Once he is given life by the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio acts his age; he is very whimsical, childlike, naive, and impressionable. Because of his youthful ignorance, he can be seen as rather mischievous and often lands himself into trouble, albeit unintentionally. This is seen several times throughout the film, and the trait, unfortunately, makes Pinocchio an easy pawn in the schemes or motivations of various antagonists. Even so, as the film progresses, Pinocchio notably learns from experiences and takes them into account; eventually becoming selfless, sensible, brave, and obtaining impressive leadership qualities.
* ConstantlyCurious: Try to explain a simple concept like sleeping to Pinocchio, and he will ask "why" until there are no explanations left.
* TheCutie: While the film explores the wrong-doings he does, it's for the most part founded by naïveté, HorribleJudgeOfCharacter, and ignorance as opposed to true malice. Once he realizes what he had done was wrong, he feels regretful, and by the end of the film, he's definitely a full-fledged cutie as he pulls a HeroicSacrifice to save his father.
* DeathByAdaptation: Subverted, as he gets resurrected and turned into a real boy.
* DespairEventHorizon: In one children's book based on the film, after his adventure in Pleasure Island he becomes depressed and starts to despair of ever becoming a real boy after that... [[SubvertedTrope and then a message comes in informing him about Geppetto.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Towards the film's climax, he faced off against a whale as big as a castle to protect his father.
* FourFingeredHands: Due to being a puppet.
* HeroicSacrifice: He sacrifices himself to help his father Geppetto. A feat that proves his worth to become a real boy.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: What typically gets him into trouble. He seems to think he can trust absolutely ''everyone'' he comes across. Worse yet, he often trusts people that he's well aware have double crossed him before.
* KidHero: He's the main protagonist.
* MeaningfulName: Pinocchio's name means "Pine Seed" in Italian. This means that he is definitely made of pine wood, and the Blue Fairy also calls him "little puppet made of pine" before bringing him to life. Even the full version of the song "Little Wooden Head" describes him as made of pine!
* MoralityPet: To [[BrattyHalfPint Lampwick]]; the young delinquent may have been a bad influence on Pinocchio, but he did genuinely like him.
* NiceGuy: Happy-go-lucky, brave, innocent, sweet, and carefree.
* NiceHat: Never seen without his hat; it's a yellow one with a red feather.
* OutsideTheBoxTactic: He employs a plan crazy enough to work towards the end.
* PapaWolf: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Pinocchio sacrifices his life to get his father to safety, away from Monstro.
* PinocchioNose: TropeNamer, Pinocchio's nose increasing in size whenever he lies.
* PinocchioSyndrome: TropeNamer and TropeCodifier. He's a puppet who wants to be a real boy.
* ProtagonistTitle: He's the main character in the movie, which is named after him.
* PursuedProtagonist: Everyone's out to get him.
* PyroManiac: Granted it was a necessity to escape Monstro's clutches, but crazily surreal considering he's ''made of wood''.


[[folder:Jiminy Cricket]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Cliff Edwards, Hal Smith (Read Along Book), Eddie Carroll (1973-2010), Phil Snyder (2010-2014), Joe Ochman (currently)

A homeless cricket who takes the job of being Pinocchio's conscience, giving him moral advice... which is usually ignored.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: The Cricket in the book is not as cheerful and pleasant as this version; the former was rather blunt when scolding Pinocchio.
* AscendedExtra: In the original story, he was a nameless cricket who was squashed by the title character early, appeared later as a ghost and had two more appearances after that. In the Disney version, he was given the name Jiminy Cricket and promoted to narrator.
* BreakoutCharacter: He has become a representative of Disney second only to WesternAnimation/{{Mickey|Mouse}} himself, and about on par with [[Disney/PeterPan Tinker Bell]].
* BullyingADragon: Starts name-calling Monstro "blubbermouth" and "big moose". Monstro doesn't even notice him.
* CharacterDevelopment: Prior to meeting Pinocchio, Jiminy was sort of a realist and did not believe in fairy tales and wishes. Of course, after the adventure with him and the little wooden boy, Jiminy's view of the world changed greatly.
* CharlieBrownBaldness: Some shots show him to have two strands of hair under his hat, loosely resembling the antennae of an actual cricket.
* TheConscience: TropeCodifier. The conscience to the title character.
* CovertPervert: He 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.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: At the end of the film, after Pinocchio turns into a real boy, he steps out to thank the Blue Fairy, who rewards him with a solid gold badge declaring him an official conscience.
* FlatEarthAtheist: By his own admission, Jiminy used to be one. Then Pinocchio came to life, and he starts believing more and more in the fantastic from that point onwards.
* FourFingeredHands: One of many contributions to making him ''not'' look like an actual cricket.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: First in ragged street clothes, then in a dapper black tux for the remainder of the film.
* HomelessHero: Jiminy Cricket starts out as a drifter, dressed in shabby clothes, sneaking into Gepetto's shop to warm himself by the fire.
* HonestAdvisor: Acts like this to Pinocchio.
* InformedSpecies: Creator/WardKimball started by envisioning him looking like an actual cricket, but was told by Disney to make him cute, so he slowly 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."
* MarsNeedsWomen: Jiminy seems to have a preference for human(ish) women.
* MeaningfulName: "Jiminy Crickets!" was a common GoshDangItToHeck version of saying "UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} [[Literature/TheBible Christ!]]" at that time (Disney had even used it that way before, in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'').
* MoralityChain: As Pinocchio's conscience, it's his job to guide him along the straight and narrow.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: He was just "the talking cricket" in the book.
* NiceGuy: Being an official conscience, Jiminy is rather wise and optimistic. He can be a bit aggressive when upset, but means well.
* NiceHat: His top hat.
* NotSoAboveItAll: For all his attempts to keep Pinocchio on the straight and narrow, he's shown to have some problems with keeping his own Pride and Lust under control. His first question when being assigned to be Pinocchio's conscience is if he gets a ''badge.'' It's worth noting, though, that Jiminy's [[CharacterDevelopment character changes]] over the course of the film--he gradually becomes more interested in Pinocchio's well-being, to the point where he's willing to risk his life to travel with him when the puppet goes looking for Monstro. Tellingly, at the end of the movie, he steps outside to speak with the Blue Fairy--not to demand a reward, but sincerely thank her for her kindness.
* OnlySaneMan: He serves as the voice of reason for Pinocchio, but he's often ignored.
* PluckyComicRelief: He is a constant source of {{Bathos}} throughout the film, which is said to be the key to making the film work as a whole.
* PrecisionFStrike: During his ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment... and that was ''before'' the AnalogyBackfire made him realize what was happening to the boys on Pleasure Island.
-->'''Jiminy Cricket''': [[SarcasmMode Ha, ha, ha!]] Go on, laugh! Make a jackass out of yourself! I'm through! This is the end!
* PunnyName: The name is a play on the exclamation "Jiminy Cricket!", [[GoshDangItToHeck a minced oath for]] "UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} [[Literature/TheBible Christ]]".
* SignificantMonogram: No coincidence, since his name comes from a Bowdlerisation of Jesus Christ.
* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick: Considered by many to be not only the first non-human Disney sidekick in a long line of many, but also the first wise cracking sidekick who used (what was at the time) modern humor and colloquialisms.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: More or less. In the book he was killed early, having another appearance as a ghost and his two other appearances he is fine again.
* SpeciesSurname: Jiminy '''Cricket.''' He ''is'' a cricket, so it's expected.
* UndyingLoyalty: Even though he sometimes gets exasperated by Pinocchio, he doesn't hesitate to follow him into whatever dangers he ends up in.
-->'''Jiminy:''' I might be live bait down there, but I'm with you!
* WalkingTheEarth: Was this prior to finding Geppetto's workshop.

->'''Voiced by:''' Christian Rub, Tony Pope (1992-2002), Jeff Bennett (2004 - current)

A kindly old woodcutter and toymaker who was never able to have a son of his own. One night, he wishes upon a star, and Pinocchio comes to life.
* AdaptationalBadass: A subtle one. In the original Italian story of ''Pinocchio'', Geppetto was depicted as a woodcarver on hard times, so poor that he can't even afford wood for a fire, so he paints one in his fireplace! Here, he is a GadgeteerGenius when it comes to woodcarving and it's never once implied he's having a hard time.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Here, he is a full-on NiceGuy. In the book, Geppetto, while still a loving father, was more of a GrumpyOldMan.
* BadassGrandpa: 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.
* BumblingDad: He's a bit absent-minded.
* CompositeCharacter: His red nose comes from Antonio a.k.a Master Cherry.
* CoolOldGuy: Geppetto is a genius woodcarver and also appears to have some musical talent, as he not only creates a number of music boxes, but is seen playing a concertina. He is also a kind man who enjoys bringing happiness to others.
* DoomedDefeatist: He's tried and failed to escape Monstro so many times, he's convinced himself [[SuicideMission its impossible]], even in the face of his son's determination and optimism. He only sees an opportunity to escape when Pinocchio starts smashing some furniture for firewood, and even then he's skeptical at first that it'll work.
* DotingParent: He doesn't care Pinocchio has gone and slightly-transformed himself into a donkey, so long as they're still together, is all that really matters.
* ForHappiness: All his life Geppetto has brought so much happiness to others, the Blue Fairy herself admitted he ''deserved'' to have his own wish granted.
* GadgeteerGenius: If even half of the objects in his workshop are his creations, then he is truly a master of miniature mechanics and clockwork.
* TheHermit: He lives alone with his kitten Figaro and goldfish Cleo.
* InkSuitActor: Disney was actually not sure how to design Geppetto until after casting Christian Rub for the role.
* KindheartedCatLover: He has a kitten named Figaro, whom he does love, although early on, he uses the not-yet-brought-to-life Pinocchio to playfully torment the kitten.
* NiceGuy: His kindness and generosity get him noticed by the Blue Fairy.
* PapaWolf: He searches everywhere for his missing son, though he ironically manages to put himself in greater harm's way and now needs rescuing himself.
* TrulySingleParent: He carved Pinocchio out of wood, so he definitely qualifies.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MelBlanc, Clarence Nash, Creator/FrankWelker

WesternAnimation/{{Figaro}} is Pinocchio and Geppetto's pet cat. Outside of Pinocchio, he's also WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse's pet cat.
* AdaptedOut: While Pinocchio, Geppetto, Cleo and Jiminy are present in the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' series, for some reason, Figaro is not, though he did show up in the manga.
* AdaptationalJerkass: Here he's a rather spoiled but still adorable JerkWithAHeartOfGold. In the shorts, he becomes more of a malicious {{Jerkass}}.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Starting in ''Disney/MickeysOnceUponAChristmas'', Figaro starts acting sweeter and nicer compared to his Jerkass behavior in the film and his shorts. This is especially notable in Minnie's Bow-Toons and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
* AscendedExtra: To a lesser extent than Jiminy Cricket. He is based off an unnamed cat that Geppetto had in the book, which was mentioned when Pinocchio lost his feet. In the film he has a name and a larger role in several scenes although, unlike Jiminy Cricket, he's still a secondary character.
* BreakoutCharacter: Again, just like Jiminy, though obviously not to the same degree. Figaro is one of the earliest Disney characters to gain popularity next to DonaldDuck that don't feature Mickey. After Pinocchio, Figaro got his own series of shorts in the mid 40's along with Pluto.
* CatsAreMean: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. While not mean, he does become very impatient around dinner time while Geppetto is worrying about Pinocchio. He tells Cleo and Figaro to not eat until he gets back. When he leaves, Figaro decides to start eating until Cleo reminds him they can't eat until their owner arrives. Figaro remembers this and once again tries to eat but then turns frustrated and folds both his arms with an angry expression.
* CuteKitten: One of the earliest Disney cats minus the kittens from "WesternAnimation/ThreeOrphanKittens", and ''the'' earliest from the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon itself.
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Yes, even Figaro has his version at least in the [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mR_WJ_oJQI0 "Figaro & Frankie" short]]. Unlike Pluto or Donald, Figaro has a male angel while the bad angel isn't present. Possibly because the bad angel is already controlling Figaro's mind and thoughts.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Spoiled and temperamental but affectionate towards Geppetto and can also be nice.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the book, Geppetto did have a cat, but it didn't have a name.
* SilentSnarker: While he isn't silent, he does express emotions around Pinocchio, Cleo and Geppetto.
* ShoutOut: Appropriately for an Italian cat, he's named after a famous [[Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville opera]] [[Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro character]].
* SingleTear: Figaro cries a single tear twice: the first time occurs while he, Cleo, and Geppetto are trapped inside the whale while starving to death, and the second time occurs during [[spoiler:Pinocchio's DisneyDeath]].
* SpoiledBrat: His supervising animator, [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Eric Larson]], envisioned him as having the personality of a 4-year-old boy.


Pinocchio and Geppetto's pet goldfish.
* CanonForeigner: Unlike Jiminy and Figaro, she has no literary counterpart.
* {{Foil}}: To Figaro. This is most notable in the "Figaro and Cleo" short.
* GenderBlenderName: Her name can also be a male's name.
* NiceGirl: Affectionate, innocent, sweet, and loyal.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: She's a very cute-looking and feminine goldfish.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: She has what appears to be lipstick and eyeshadow.
* TheVoiceless: She often reacts or responds to a situation through silent smiles and water twirls, though we do hear a content sigh when she lies down to go to sleep, as well as coughing noises after Geppetto dips Pinocchio's burning finger into her bowl.

[[folder:Blue Fairy]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Evelyn Venable, Rosalyn Landor (1999 - current)

The Fairy who brings Pinocchio to life. She also aids Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket throughout their adventures, both directly and from afar.
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the original novel, the Blue Fairy had turquoise/blue hair. In the Disney version, her hair is blonde while her dress and headband are blue.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: A beautiful fairy who's equally beautiful on the inside.
* BigGood: Fulfills Geppetto's wish merely because of his selfless and caring personality, following with her encouraging Pinocchio to choose the path of good if he wishes to become a real boy. In a later scene, she also scolds Pinocchio for lying, saying that one lie will lead to another and a good person should be honest.
* BlueIsHeroic: She is the ''Blue'' Fairy and acts as the BigGood.
* DemotedToExtra: Her role in the film is significantly downplayed in favor of Jiminy Cricket's.
* DeusExMachina: She helps Pinocchio out twice after bringing him to life, first by magically unlocking Stromboli's cage, and then delivering a note on Gepetto's fate after he comes back from Pleasure Island. The first instance is consistent with the book, while the second was suggested by [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Frank Thomas]] for the sake of quickly informing Pinocchio where his father was.
* FairyGodmother: She is a magical being who, fulfilling Geppetto's wish, transforms Pinocchio into a living creature and later into a real boy.
* FairySexy: A slender fair-skinned blonde that wears an elegant glittery blue dress. When she offers the position of conscience to Jiminy Cricket, he is somewhat dumbstruck by her beauty. Additionally, she was modeled after Creator/JeanHarlow, noted blonde bombshell of the era.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Blonde, beautiful, angelic.
* NiceGirl: Due to her role as the BigGood, she has a kind and pure heart.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: She appears as a full sized woman with exceptionally large wings. Naturally, she's dressed in blue.
* StatuesqueStunner: Jiminy Cricket is not very good at disguising his attraction towards her.
* SupernaturalAid: In the original story, the puppet came to life of his own accord.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her hair in the novel, and her dress and headband in the film.


[[folder:"Honest" John Worthington Foulfellow]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Walter Catlett, Alan Dinehart (Christmas Carol), Creator/CoreyBurton (Disney on Ice), Randy Crenshaw (Legacy Collection)

A sly anthropomorphic red fox and one of the antagonists. A professional con artist who tricks Pinocchio twice in the film.
* AdaptationalKarma: Inverted. In this film he is seemingly free, albeit if you don't consider a certain deleted scene part of the canon, but in the book the Fox and the Cat end up in misery.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: In "An Adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol, Performed by The Walt Disney Players," he and Gideon are the money collectors that visit Scrooge at the beginning of the story, when the canon versions would only do such a thing as a scam charity.
* AllThereInTheManual: His full name, J. Worthington Foulfellow, is only used in the original theatrical trailer.
* AmusingInjuries: Getting his head jammed within his own squashed hat.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: He wears spats, but no shoes.
* TheBarnum: He is a natural at what he does which goes from lying and swindling, to selling to slavery.
* BookDumb: Not very educated but certainly StreetSmart. For someone who is not even able to spell "Pinocchio", he's fairly [[CunningLikeAFox smart and clever]].
* CunningLikeAFox: As to be expected from a cartoon one.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's 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 young boys to Pleasure Island, he's absolutely horrified. And when the Coachman assures them that the boys won't return as themselves and makes a NightmareFace for emphasis, the fox cowers in fear.
* FalseFriend: To Pinocchio. He even lampshades this to the coachman at the tavern.
-->'''Honest John:''' And the dummy fell for it! Hook, line, and sinker! And he still thinks we're his friends.
* FauxAffablyEvil: As to be expected from a conman.
* FourFingeredHands: Something not particularly weird for anthropomorphic animals.
* TheHeavy: He's the one responsible for bringing Pinocchio into conflict with all the other villains except for Monstro.
* KarmaHoudini: He doesn't receive much punishment for conning children for personal gain. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen A cut sequence]] had him and Gideon get caught after encountering Pinocchio a third time.
* LargeHam: Honest John's flamboyant gesturing.
* LoveableRogue: Downplayed. He is cool and charming enough to be {{likable|Villain}}, but he's clearly [[FauxAffablyEvil not supposed to be a sympathetic character]].
* MeaningfulName: [[HonestJohnsDealership J. Worthington]] ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Foulfellow]]''.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Honest John and Gideon were known as "the fox and the cat" in the book.
* NiceHat: An old top hat.
* OpportunisticBastard: His life as a ConMan consists of strolling around in the streets with his stooge, looking for easy pickings from easy to fool suckers and not unlike his enticing song to Pinocchio looking above all for the chance to make it big be it from random victims to shady employers.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: The fact that he insists on calling himself "Honest John" should raise some red flags as to his actual level of honesty.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Gideon, though there is much divergence in the intelligence scale from the one bad guy to the other.
* VillainSong: "An Actor's Life For Me". It's cheerful, but it's sung by Honest John to convince Pinocchio to work for Stromboli. It also has the unique distinction of being the first Disney villain song in the Disney Animated Canon!
* VillainousFriendship: With his BumblingSidekick Gideon, obviously. Also, both of them appear to be on friendly terms with the Coachman, and probably with Stromboli as well.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/MelBlanc (hiccups, Lux Radio Theatre), Alan Dinehart (Christmas Carol)

Honest John's mute and crafty anthropomorphic feline sidekick.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Like his boss.
* BareYourMidriff: Rare male example.
* BumblingSidekick: To Honest John.
* CatsAreMean: Gideon is a cat and, like his boss, a bad guy, though a violent vagabond and low-life without the craftiness usually associated with his species.
%%* FourFingeredHands
* TheIllegible: When he writes out a 'Doctor's report' on Pinocchio, it's just a bunch of scribbled and zigzagging lines.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Honest John and Gideon were known as "the fox and the cat" in the book.
* NiceHat: Like John, he wears an old top hat. And like John's its quite worn out adding to the implication that they are not quite as gentlemanly as they try to pretend they are.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Resembles [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] in appearance and mannerisms.
* TheSilentBob: Apart from his three hiccups, Gideon is mute. He is a bit more vocal in the Lux Radio Theatre production, but even then it's only some drunken giggles.
* SmashMook: He wields an enormous mallet. Too bad it's only good for hitting Honest John on the head.
* TheSpeechless: He was originally meant to be voiced by Mel Blanc, but in the end all of his dialogue was cut, and Blanc's only contribution to a Disney movie was a hiccup.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Honest John though unusually he is the only crook of the pair not contributing to the brain sharing.
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Either he clobbers someone, or John clobbers him for trying to. It's not his fault that he doesn't have the intelligence to think of other subtler options, other than getting what he wants through brute force.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: He's mute, so he prefers to let his huge wooden mallet do the talking when Honest John's diplomacy looks like it's about to fail.

[[caption-width-right:200:''"WHAT'S THIS!?"'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Charles Judels, Thurl Ravenscroft (Disney on Parade), Ray Templin (Disneyland)

-->''"And when you are growing too old, you will make good... FIREWOOD!"''

A large, sinister, bearded Italian puppet-maker who forces Pinocchio to perform onstage in order to make money.
* AdaptationalVillainy: The puppeteer in the original story, although still intimidating, [[PetTheDog was talked out of burning Pinocchio and gave him some coins to help Geppetto out]]. In the film he's far more cruel and simply wants to exploit Pinocchio and states that he'll use him as firewood after he can't perform anymore.
* AdaptationNameChange: In the book, his name was Mangiafuoco (Fire-eater). In the Italian dub of the movie, he keeps his original name of the book (as do all the other characters) but he's first introduced as "Stromboli [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname nicknamed Mangiafuoco]]".
* {{Angrish}}: Stromboli unleashes quite a bit of this.
* BaldOfEvil: Half bald, in this case.
* BeardOfEvil: A long black beard.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Monstro and the Coachman.
* EvilIsHammy: "Going-a home-a to your father!" He's a villain in a Disney movie, after all.
* EvilPuppeteer: A FauxAffablyEvil puppeteer who abuses Pinocchio.
* FatBastard: Very fat and definitely a {{Jerkass}}.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He first appears to be a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold short-tempered but pleasant]] funny guy, but as Pinocchio discovers after the show finishes, he's actually a cruel FatBastard.
* FacePalm: "Going-a home-a to your father! Be back in the morning!", ''No you're not''.
* ForeignLanguageTirade: He goes into a basically unintelligible rant in Italian when counting the coins thrown on stage and finding a metal washer.
* {{Greed}}: His motivation for threatening Pinocchio.
* GreedyJew: Despite being Italian, he shows most of the traits associated with this trope, both personality-wise and physically.[[note]]The GreedyJew stereotype first appeared in Italy, as it was the banking center (and therefore usury center) of Europe for the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. This can be seen in Shakespeare's ''Merchant of Venice.''[[/note]]
* HairTriggerTemper: He [[ForeignCussWord curses in Italian]] when he gets upset.
* KarmaHoudini: 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.
* LaughablyEvil: Really, Stromboli can be quite entertaining with his hammy Italian accent and rants of {{angrish}}.
* TheShowMustGoOn: Even he appreciates in the midst of Pinocchio's bumbling, this is live entertainment - the show must go on at all costs.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He intended to use Pinocchio as firewood once he had become too old and worn to continue performing and making him money.

[[folder:The Coachman]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Give a bad boy enough rope, and he'll soon make a jackass of himself."'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Charles Judels, Ray Templin (Disneyland)

The devious and sadistic owner and operator of Pleasure Island, who enjoys turning unruly boys into donkeys.
* AdaptationalKarma: In the videogame; in the film and in the book he does not receive any punishment, but in the videogame Pinocchio throws him off a cliff.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: The coachman in the novel was no more kind than he was in actuality, but he did a much better job at hiding his true intentions than his Disney counterpart, coming off a kind-hearted Santa Claus esque man, which helped him greatly with luring boys into his trap. In the movie, he doesn't even try to shroud his true character, donning a knowing smile that clearly indicates he is up to no good while on the coach to Pleasure Island, and has a look of sadistic pleasure (pun intended) as he watches the boys eagerly disembark from the ferry to Pleasure Island.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: He at one point gives a NightmareFace to Honest John and Gideon that makes him resemble the devil. There's also the fact that, unlike the other human characters, he has four fingers instead of the more realistic five.
* AxCrazy: Shown when he's tells Honest John and Gideon about his business.
* BadBoss: He's pretty cruel to his henchmen. See WhipItGood.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Monstro and Stromboli.
* ChildHater: He has no scruples with turning boys into donkeys, so he fits.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Only known as "The Coachman".
* EvilBrit: One that's pure evil, at that, complete with the deep voice and Cockney accent.
* EvilCounterpart: To the Blue Fairy. Unlike her whose goal is to teach children the life's values and being good, The Coachman corrupts already naughty children in order to make'em more mishbeaved so that they could turn themselves into donkeys and thus he can sell'em to the highest biddder.
* EvilerThanThou: Established non-verbally. The Coachman can be seen twiddling his thumbs and cleaning his pipe, bored and unimpressed by Honest John bragging about petty crime and waiting for his turn to speak and tremendously one up Honest John on the subject of diabolical schemes.
* EvilLaugh: During his meeting with Honest John and Gideon.
* EvilOldFolks: In this case, pure evil.
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* FatBastard: {{Exaggerated|Trope}}. He's not just fat and mean, he's obese and evil.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Far more so than Honest John and Gideon.
* FourFingeredHands: Overlapping with AmbiguouslyHuman, his four fingers distinguishes him from the other human characters.
* {{Greed}}: His main motivation of selling donkeys to slavery.
* HumanoidAbomination: He looks human at first glance, but he only possesses four fingered hands and his NightmareFace implies he's something terrible trying to look the part but missing out a few minor details.
* KarmaHoudini: The Coachman is probably still out there, turning naughty boys into donkeys. Though you do get to fight him and give him a DisneyVillainDeath in the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] game, and [[https://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=I+TL+1883-A a Mickey Mouse comic]] does portray his island as decrepit, as well as conspicuously absent while other villains show up.
* KnightOfCerebus: He turns children into donkeys for his own benefit. Granted, Stromboli is pretty mean too, and Monstro is scary, but neither can match the Coachman for pure evil.
* KnightTemplar: It's possible that to him, he's punishing his donkeys for being naughty little boys, albeit with no mercy.
* NiceHat: The only nice thing about him, apparently.
* NightmareFace: Red with a SlasherSmile and large eyes.
* PrecisionFStrike: When ordering his guards to secure the island with every one of his current victims inside.
-->'''The Coachman''': Give a bad boy enough rope, and 'ee'll soon make a jackass of 'imself... ''[cue the EvilLaugh]''
* {{Sadist}}: He takes great pleasure in turning innocent children (such as "The Stupid Little Boys") into donkeys, enjoying their pain with whipping them, and also selling them into slavery.
* SlasherSmile: They never come back... as '''''BOYS!!!'''''
* TheSociopath: He has no redeeming or comedic qualities whatsoever.
* SuddenNameChange: Was actually referred to as "Barker" in the film's subtitles when the boys he brought to Pleasure Island run through the entrance. However, the subtitles start to refer him as "Coachman" again when he and his mooks start to round the now-transformed boys into crates headed for either the salt mines or the circus.
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: Part of what makes this character so terrifying by Disney villain standards is that he basically looks like a normal, grandfatherly old man. There's no clear visual indication of his evil until he makes his NightmareFace.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: While Honest John, Gideon, and Stromboli only want wealth at the end of the day, the Coachman is a devilish slavedriver who runs an [[PleasureIsland amusement park that magically turns young boys who use the attractions into donkeys]]. The ones that lose their voices are then sold to salt mine and circuses. As for the ones who ''can'' still talk... well, they're penned up on Pleasure Island, and we don't know what happens to them after that. It seems that none of them are ever human or see their homes again, though. [[KarmaHoudini And he gets away with it, too!]] Which is unique, considering [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin every other villain falls to the hero.]] It is also implied that from his NightmareFace that he isn't [[HumanoidAbomination completely]] [[{{Satan}} human]]. This may be because of his choice of targets: Bad boys who should be at school, making him some [[KarmicTransformation karmic]] boogeyman.
* WhipItGood: He whips his own minions.
* WouldHurtAChild: He transforms children into donkeys.

->'''Voiced by:''' Frankie Darro, Clarence Nash

A naughty boy that Pinocchio befriends on his way to Pleasure Island.
* AdaptationalNameChange: In the book, he was known as Candlewick, and his real name was Romeo.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Once he realizes he's [[spoiler:turning into a donkey]], he screams for help and pleads Pinocchio to "call that beetle, call anybody". He cries out for his mother just as he loses his voice.
* AntiVillain: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Of all of the villains in the story, Lampwick is the least villainous of them all, being more of a bratty {{jerkass}}, and unlike the other antagonists, he [[PetTheDog genuinely likes]] Pinocchio and isn't trying to take advantage of him for personal gain.
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Turned into a donkey and sent off to the salt mines.]]
* BratsWithSlingshots: He's practicing using one on the Coachman's coach when he first meets Pinocchio, though we never see him actually use it.
* TheCorrupter: To Pinocchio. Lampwick gets him to start fights, smoke, break things, and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking play pool]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Pinocchio. While not exactly ''evil'', Lampwick is a {{jerkass}}, BrattyHalfPint version of the naive, NiceGuy Pinocchio.
* EvilRedhead: Although he isn't evil, just a Jerkass and all-around mischief-maker.
* HiddenDepths: Despite barely being a teenager, if that, Lampwick shows remarkable skill at pool, given the numerous trick-shots he plays. Makes you wonder how often he frequented bars.
* InkSuitActor: Or rather, Ink-Suit Animator; he was designed as a self-caricature of his animator, Creator/FredMoore.
* IWantMyMommy: The last thing that happens before [[spoiler:he's turned into a mule]] is calling for his mother.
* {{Jerkass}}: Arrogant, rude, mischievous, and cocky.
* JerkJock: In a way, as he was able to shoot a pool ball from an awkward angle and somehow was able to cause the cue ball to make a group of pool balls stack on top of each other.
* NiceHat: A bowler hat with a single feather in it.
* PetTheDog: Despite his bratty nature, he does genuinely like Pinocchio.
* PrecisionFStrike: After Jiminy's ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment, he delivers one peppered with AnalogyBackfire ''just as it's starting to kick in.''
-->'''Lampwick''': Hear that beetle talk, you'd think something was gonna happen to us! Where's he get that stuff? "How do you ever expect to be a real boy?" What's he think ''I'' look like, a ''jackass''?\\
'''Pinocchio''': [[AnalogyBackfire You sure do!]]
* ShadowArchetype: To Pinocchio. Lampwick represents what Pinocchio could be if he didn't have a conscience.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the books, Lampwick dies from hunger and exhaustion after being overworked. We do not see his fate in the film.
* TemptingFate: "What's he think I look like, [[spoiler:a ''[[ExactWords jackass]]''?]]"
* ToxicFriendInfluence: He encourages Pinocchio to behave much like the other children on Pleasure Island.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It was never shown onscreen what happened to Lampwick after [[spoiler:becoming a donkey]], who was likely caught and sold by the evil Coachman, though it is also possible he escaped the island. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen In an earlier draft]], he joins Pinocchio and Jiminy in their attempt to escape Pleasure Island, but gets captured by the Coachman's minions before making it out.

[[folder:Monstro the Whale]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Thurl Ravenscroft

Monstro is an enormous whale and the antagonist in the third act.
* AdaptationalBadass: All other adaptions of the Pinocchio story have the titular puppet and Geppetto escape fairly easily from the whale/The Terrible Dogfish. Monstro however, [[SuperPersistentPredator is terrifying]], and he [[YouWillNotEvadeMe does NOT suffer failure lightly]].
* AdaptationSpeciesChange: In the original book, he was called the Terrible Dogfish, which is a type of shark.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: One of the song lyrics dropped from the final theatrical production states that [[KrakenAndLeviathan he's the whale that swallowed the whale that swallowed the whale that swallowed]] [[Literature/TheBible Jonah]].
* BerserkButton: His prey escaping him.
* BigBadEnsemble: With Stromboli and the Coachman.
* CaptainErsatz: Of Literature/MobyDick.
* TheDreaded: All the undersea creatures are terrified of him. [[SpeakOfTheDevil Just the mere mention of his name sends them into a panic]].
* ExtremeOmnivore: He eats anything, ''even ships''.
* FinalBoss: The last villain to be faced in the movie.
* GiantEqualsInvincible: He just smashes through anything in his path, like a living force of nature.
* InformedSpecies: Monstro doesn't look like any real species of whale. He is colored blue and has the underbelly of a blue whale, but unlike blue whales, he has teeth. From the side, he looks a bit like a sperm whale, but a sperm whale's jaw is narrow, unlike Monstro's shovel-jaw, and lacks teeth in the upper jaw. The closest real-world match is a prehistoric species of whale, ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals Livyatan melvillei]]'', a type of sperm whale with teeth in both the upper and lower jaw, discovered in 2008, but it was nowhere near the size of Monstro.
* ItCanThink: Pretending to be asleep in order to catch the school of tuna, [[PsychoticSmirk while grinning evilly to himself]], and trying to intercept Pinocchio and Geppetto's escape course during the chase and smashing up their raft to slow them down.
* LightningBruiser: ''And HOW''. He's [[{{Acrofatic}} very big]], very powerful, and moves faster than anything through water.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: In the book, he was just known as The Terrible Dogfish.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: His name means "monster". The sea creatures indeed swim away really fast [[SpeakOfTheDevil just by the mention of his name]].
* NonMaliciousMonster: A possible interpretation. He's not evil or sadistic unlike Stromboli or the Coachman. He's just [[SeaMonster a hungry whale]] who's following his instincts.
* PunnyName: Monstro the (horrifying) Whale.
* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: Monstro's insides look ''nothing'' like a sea mammal's.
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: He's shown crashing through an underwater rock formation with no trouble after first waking up, but he does nothing to the land rocks he plows into at full throttle at the end of his chase.
* UncertainDoom: He fails to recapture Pinocchio and Geppetto, smashing headlong into the cliff-shore, [[SuperToughness but given his extreme size and returning back to his normal shape in the last few frames]], whether he perished or not is hotly debated and open to contention.
* VillainousBreakdown: 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 (and Geppetto even worries as much at one point), 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 that he doesn't even care he's about to crash into a landmass]].


[[caption-width-right:350:''"I wanna go home to my mama!"'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Dickie Jones

He was a naughty boy who went to Pleasure Island. Like all of the other boys who went there, he did all kinds of bad behavior, such as fighting, smoking, drinking and gambling (to name a few).
* BalefulPolymorph: The Coachman won't allow him to leave Pleasure Island, [[FridgeLogic obviously as he can still talk]]. His fate is to work there for the rest of his life, paying for the fun he had.
* IWantMyMommy: He cries out for her in the salt mines, and the Coachman sends him off with the other transformed kids who haven't turned completely into donkeys.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a troublemaker and that's exactly what got him into this mess. But deep down he loves his mother, so his transformation into a donkey isn't complete, and unlike Lampwick and the majority of the bad boys on Pleasure Island, can still talk.
* NiceHat: A white sailor hat.
* SacrificialLamb: Was intended as this, but it falls flat because his other scene was cut out. Originally, there was going to be a song during the ride to Pleasure Island where the bad boys, Alexander among them, would sing about how much fun they're going to have. Had this been kept, then when Jiminy reaches the dock and we learn that even this kid was turned into a donkey, the realization that Pinocchio's next would hit much harder.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is not known what Alexander's ultimate fate was, nor that of the other talking donkeys.