Recently my class researched fairy tale characters and we watched Shrek 2. I picked Pinocchio to investigate.
The Original Story of PinocchioThe original story is of a little marionette who wanted to be a real boy. His story is well worth reading by both grownups and children.
In the original story Geppetto creates Pinocchio from a block of wood because he wants a puppet to go around the world earning money.
From the start the wood is screaming and giggling and talking. The puppet acts crazy and as the face is carved it stares at Geppetto, his nose keeps growing and makes fun of him.
At the very end, Pinocchio is changed to a real boy because he behaves better and starts to look after Geppetto.
Where’s the story come from?
The tale of the wooden puppet Pinocchio was created by a carpenter in Florence and is one of the most widely known children’s tales.
Who wrote the book?
Carlo Collodi wrote book about Pinocchio in 1883.
The Disney Film
Pinocchio was created as a film in 1940 by Walt Disney Film.
Pinocchio and Shrek
At the end of the film, Shrek, Pinocchio goes to the castle to help Shrek save Fiona before she kisses Prince Charming. The Fairy Godmother shoots a spell at Shrek but it hits Pinocchio who is changed to a real boy. She shoots again and Pinocchio is hit again and turns back into a puppet.