YMMV / The Adventures of Pinocchio

From the Original Story

  • Anvilicious: A really big book dedicated to teach: If you're a disobedient boy, you will be bound, tortured and killed. It has other teachings about good behaviour that are not subtle.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Pinocchio may be rough but his inherent good nature make him somewhat sympathetic.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Coachman/The Little Man is beyond the line because of what he does to children.
  • Never Live It Down: Pinocchio is best known for growing a nose when lying, but he wasn't an obsessive liar. He didn't lied that much in the novel and the growing nose thing only happened twice, and witrh a long time distance.
  • Saved by the Fans: Pinocchio. He was going to die hanged by the Fox and the Cat.
  • The Woobie: Geppetto, because of his poverty and the problems he has unjustly gained.

From the Film

  • Awesome Music: "What Are We Made Of?" by Brian May and Sissel.
  • Critical Dissonance: The film was poorly received by critics, but was adored by audiences.
  • Crowning Momentof Funny: The local singer is constantly told to "put a sock in it". At one point, a sock lands in his mouth. Pepe notes in the end that he "ate a lot of socks".
  • Crowning Momentof Heartwarming: "You're going to kill yourself for one of your puppets?"
    Gepetto: He's my son.
    • In the end, Pinocchio tells Geppetto that he's sorry he couldn't be a real boy. Gepetto's response?
    "But you are real to me, my son. You are real to me."
  • Evil Is Cool: As horrible as he is, you have to admit that Lorenzini is an amazing villain for a kid's film.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Felinet, with her sultry voice and heaving bosom.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Volpe is far from a good person, but you've got to feel bad for how easily he gets pushed around by Felinet, who herself is a pushover for Lorenzini. Then there's that moment where he admits to missing his father.
  • Moe: Pinocchio's eyes are huge.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Lorenzini crossed it when it was revealed that he had no qualms burning the puppets Geppetto had so lovingly crafted.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Sea Monster. Our first glimpse of it is a big black shape lurking right under Pinocchio's boat as we hear a familiar leitmotif playing. When Pinocchio looks over the edge, we get a bird's-eye view of how massive it is. Then there's the occasional glimpse at its face, which looks twisted and cruel.