Author Existence Failure: Collodi 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 also seem to indicate that he would become a king in the end. But Collodi died before it came to pass.
One-Hit Wonder: This wasn't the only book penned by Collodi, but it's the only one anyone remembers.
The Other Marty: At one point during production, Wallace Shawn was cast as Pepe. David Doyle was eventually selected to voice the character for the final product, although Shawn's performance was used in the trailer.
Real-Life Relative: Diana Santos, who voiced Felinet in the Latin American Spanish dub, is the niece of Francisco Colmenero, Geppetto's Latin American voice actor.