The world itself is the film's true villain, not the antagonists.As Jiminy Cricket said, the world is full of temptation. That's just the tip of iceberg. Everyone starts off good and decent when they come into the world. The world itself is actively trying to corrupt everyone in it, big or small, preying upon their desires and needs, to give into its foul devices and machinations, so they too can become just as depraved and assume fallen monstrous forms, forms fit for a world of temptation.
Monstro's rage at the climax was motivated for fear of bad publicityYou're Monstro, a giant monster whale. You've established yourself quite nicely as the terror of the deep. None of the sea creatures can utter your name even. The sailors are terrified of you, and word of your deeds spreads across the land. Nothing escapes your belly, ever. You pride yourself upon it. Then one day a lit fire from inside disturbs your tranquil binge eating/sleeping routine, forcing you to sneeze mightily, and there go two insignificant people... swimming away from you. As a beast of nature, driven by instincts, you'd think hunger is the sole driving force for your enraged state. No, what makes you terrifying is you're a monster with a brain. You know two tiny morsels like that don't even count as a snack, they are not worth the time or effort to get one's self all worked up over. You may as well go back to sleep. But your ego won't allow it. If they get away and people hear how an old man and a small child escaped Monstro and lived you'll be a laughing stock. If the other oceanic creatures hear about this, that you let your prey go, you'll be a laughing stock. You have to chase them. You must catch them. Swallow them again. See that shore in front of you? What about that shore?
The Coachman is I. M. Meen's fatherWhy hasn't anybody done a theory like this, i mean, sit for a while and think about it
Pinocchio eventually tells Geppetto about Pleasure IslandAnd they go and rescue the donkeys. They also tell other townspeople, and everyone invades the island to save the donkeys. It just takes place after the Disney film. Not that there should be a sequel of course.
The Coachman goes bankrupt soon after the Pleasure Island incidentThis came from a page on TV Tropes that states that some of the people he hired would expect to be paid. He's actually losing money rather than gaining. How's that for Laser-Guided Karma?
Pinocchio spends more time on Pleasure Island than the film showsIn the book, he spends five months on the island. Who's to say he didn't spend that much time there in the film? The movie probably only showed the first and last days he was there—anything more would have been redundant. Either that, or...
Time flows differently on Pleasure Island than it does in the "real" worldE.g. a day on P.I. is, say, a month outside the island, which would explain why Geppetto's house/workshop looked like it had been abandoned for weeks although Pinocchio was seemingly only gone for a day or two. This would also explain the line "Not a bite for days..."
Pleasure Island is really of the Isle of Aeanea—the island where Circe turned Odysseus' crew into pigsThis applies to both the original novel and the Disney film. In The Odyssey, Circe lived on Aeanea, a mythical island that was supposedly off the west coast of Italy. By the time of Pinocchio, Circe was long gone but enough residual free-standing magic existed for the boys turn to into donkeys if they stayed there long enough.
Donkey from Shrek is one of the kids from Pleasure Island who could still talkIf Pinocchio himself appears in the movies, than an appearance of a P.I. donkey can be canon too.
Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh was one of the kids from Pleasure Island who could still talkHe lost his tail in an escape attempt. The trauma from that whole experience explains why Eeyore is depressed. The rest of the gang of the 100 acre wood doesn't know about Eeyore's depressing back story, except maybe Owl, who used it as blackmail material to steal Piglet's house.
The Coachman is actually a demon who is turning boys into donkeys just to be a dick
Lampy ends up being sold to a Tijuana Donkey ShowHe turned into a donkey when The Coachman and all of his workers were busy loading the other boys turned donkeys into crates for manual labor. It is likely that the manual labor donkeys get sold and shipped first and then the boys that turn to donkeys later get shipped to places like Tijuana for sick pleasure purposes. Pinocchio would've also be sold there if not for Jiminy and the Fairy Godmother turning him back.
Pinocchio is OmnipotentImagine if he said, "Either my nose will grow or dinosaurs come back to life."
Pinocchio can feel the earth's geomagnetic field.Pinocchio's nose gets longer when he is under stress. In the book, it's a more generic tell for different kinds of stress, but in animated adaptations, this tic is limited to lying, and there's a difference between lying (saying what is not, on purpose) and being mistaken. Christmas In Cartoontown has a scene where someone asks Pinocchio for directions, and we see a close-up on Pinocchio's face until it becomes clear that his nose won't get any longer. This focus on Pinocchio's lie tic implies that Pinocchio must be confident in the direction. So one of two things must be true: