The last time Pinocchio was made in live-action, Rotten Tomatoes crowned it one of the worst films of the decade. That’s not going to happen with the next one. Star and producer Robert Downey Jr. has just recruited Paul Thomas Anderson to write and possibly even direct a new Pinocchio.
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While most of us are familiar with the cartoon musical version of Pinocchio, the mischievous puppet started life in Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. This comic adaptation, by cartoonist KC Green, goes back to the original text, 19th-century Italian jokes and all.
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We knew Guillermo Del Toro and The Jim Henson Company's Pinocchio movie was going to be something special. But we had no idea those two would create nightmare fuel like the puppet above! Behold Pinocchio, the wooden demon beast!