Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pinocchio Marionette .......who doesn't love The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

 Pinocchio Story
Some info that I found for you on how the story evolved which I think you will find very interesting......
Pinocchio (pronounced [piˈnɔkːjo] in Italian) is a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi,

 and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others. Carved from a piece of pine by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt of becoming a real boy. The name Pinocchio is a Tuscan word meaning "pine nut" (the standard Italian term is pinolo pronounced [piˈnɔːlo]).
Pinocchio is known for having a long nose that becomes longer when he is under stress (first half-dozen chapters), especially while telling a lie (chapter 1)


Nearly 60 years on...the film industry took over.......
Pinocchio is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and based on the story The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. The second film in theWalt Disney Animated Classics, it was made after the success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and was released to theaters by RKO Radio Pictures on February 7, 1940.

The plot of the film involves a wooden puppet named Pinocchio (voice of Dickie Jones) being brought to life by a blue fairy (Evelyn Venable), who tells him he can become a real boy if he proves himself "brave, truthful, and unselfish". Thus begin the puppet's adventures to become a real boy, which involve many encounters with a host of unsavory characters.
The film was adapted by Aurelius BattagliaWilliam Cottrell, Otto Englander, Erdman Penner, Joseph Sabo, Ted Sears, and Webb Smith from Collodi's book. The production was supervised by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske, and the film's sequences were directed by Norman FergusonT. HeeWilfred JacksonJack Kinney, and Bill Roberts. Pinocchio won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "When You Wish Upon a Star"
I am very biased as I love this story...and up until today I love watching the Pinocchio Movie on occasions that I would want to return to CHILDHOOD....one day I continue this tradition with my grandchildren.

With my never ending love for puppets, I do stock in my On Line Gift Shop all the main Characters in Pinocchio's Story...

You do not need a puppet theater, you can create one by just cutting a window in a big box,  color the box using some of your great imagination or let the kids come up with their own ideas...This is a great idea for a Child's Birthday party... they can come in dressed up in one of the characters and also dramatize the story with these gorgeous Marionette or String puppets as one might refer to them. Finally you might hire the movie, or you might have it already and finish off with a quite down period to watch the movie together as a group and offer some nibbles as if they were at the theater.......You might also finish the night by discussing the messages that come out through this gorgeous fable.

I hope you enjoyed this  Pinocchio Theme Post as I had lot's of fun myself researching and writing it. Would love to hear some of your experiences......! 


You might also like to read my Post Educational wooden toys
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