Once there was a wood carver in Tuscany named Geppetto. He finished work on a wooden marionette and named it Pinocchio.
Before falling asleep, Geppetto made a wish upon a star that Pinocchio could be a real boy.
During the night, the Blue Fairy visited his workshop and brought Pinocchio to life, even though he still remained a marionette.
She told Pinocchio that if he proved himself brave, truthful, and unselfish he would become a real boy, and assigned Jiminy, a talking cricket, to be his conscience.
Geppetto discovered that his wish had come true and was filled with joy.
Next morning, Pinocchio went to school with Jiminy.
However, Pinocchio was led astray by Honest John the Fox and his companion, Gideon the Cat, who convinced him to join Stromboli's puppet show.
Despite Jiminy's objections, Pinocchio became Stromboli's star attraction as a marionette that could sing and dance without strings.
At the end of the day, Stromboli locked Pinocchio in a birdcage to prevent him going home. The Blue Fairy then appeared and asked him why he wasn’t at school.
Pinocchio started telling lies which caused his nose to grow longer and longer. When Pinocchio vowed to be good from now on, the Blue Fairy restored his nose back to its original form and set him free.
Encountering Pinocchio on his way home, Honest John and Gideon convinced him to take a ride with some other boys to Pleasure Island. Pinocchio, once again, ignored Jiminy’s warning and followed the bad guys.
Without any rules or authority to stop them, Pinocchio and the other boys soon enjoyed gambling, smoking, and getting drunk, much to Jiminy's dismay.
Later, Jiminy discovered that the island harbored a terrible curse. The boys all made jackasses of themselves by becoming real donkeys to go and work in salt mines and circuses.
Jiminy ran back to warn Pinocchio. They managed to escape with Pinocchio only having a donkey's ears and tail.
Upon returning home, Pinocchio and Jiminy found the workshop empty.
They learned through a message from the Blue Fairy that Geppetto had left to search for Pinocchio with Leo and Figaro. Their boat had been swallowed up by a giant whale named Monstro.
Determined to rescue his father, Pinocchio jumped into the sea, with Jiminy accompanying him. Pinocchio was soon swallowed by Monstro, where he was reunited with Geppetto.
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