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Pinocchio live action reboot

Brer Panther

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Just found this out on the DVDDizzy.com forums.

Tell me, are these countless live action reboots really any better than the direct-to-video sequels that Disney was doing until 2008?
 

erasure fan1

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Just found this out on the DVDDizzy.com forums.

Tell me, are these countless live action reboots really any better than the direct-to-video sequels that Disney was doing until 2008?
Better? Somewhat. Any less lazy and uninspired? Not a chance. I still feel like if Disney wants to re-tell a story, don't make it one you have already re-told. Its just like Disney raising prices at the parks, as long as people are spending the money, see how far you can push it. I know there are people who like these type of movies, I'm just not one of them.
 

Magenta Panther

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Just found this out on the DVDDizzy.com forums.

Tell me, are these countless live action reboots really any better than the direct-to-video sequels that Disney was doing until 2008?
No. And unfortunately, it looks like we're gonna keep on getting them...as long as there's a live-action Iger. :p
 

Magenta Panther

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Seriously, what are they going to do with this? Is the live-action Pinocchio going to look like the animated one? He'd better - he's the Pinocchio the world fell in love with. I hope to god they're not going to make him look like the illustrations in the original book - they're frightening. And what about Jiminy? Is he going to look like a REAL cricket? Feh, and I thought the idea of a live-action Dumbo was insane...
 

BuddyThomas

Premium Member
Seriously, what are they going to do with this? Is the live-action Pinocchio going to look like the animated one? He'd better - he's the Pinocchio the world fell in love with. I hope to god they're not going to make him look like the illustrations in the original book - they're frightening. And what about Jiminy? Is he going to look like a REAL cricket? Feh, and I thought the idea of a live-action Dumbo was insane...
Yeah, the original Pinocchio is so frightening that the story has survived and flourished since 1881 - That is 134 years. You should be lucky to be so frightening as to survive that long.
 

Magenta Panther

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Yeah, the original Pinocchio is so frightening that the story has survived and flourished since 1881 - That is 134 years. You should be lucky to be so frightening as to survive that long.
It didn't survive without a little help from Disney. ;)

Hey, look, kids!







Maybe a lot of help from Disney... :D

Dude, have you read the original Collodi book? I have. So lay off the condescending sarcasm, 'kay?
 

BuddyThomas

Premium Member
It didn't survive without a little help from Disney. ;)

Hey, look, kids!







Maybe a lot of help from Disney... :D

Dude, have you read the original Collodi book? I have. So lay off the condescending sarcasm, 'kay?
There are dozens and dozens of versions of this story. Disney's is only one of them. Maybe they can do a Muppet version. Would that please you?
 

Magenta Panther

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There are dozens and dozens of versions of this story. Disney's is only one of them. Maybe they can do a Muppet version. Would that please you?
Actually, the Henson company did a big-screen version of Pinocchio in 1996:



It was called "The Adventures of Pinocchio", or something. Isn't he adorable? To the surprise of no-one, the movie flopped.

Supposedly the Henson company was going to try again with Guillermo del Toro involved, but it's been shelved. Wise move. Very wise move. :D
 
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prberk

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Hey, I have an idea.

How about just restore the original and let this generation see it brilliantly on the big screen during a school break time, with options for revenue during matinees and weeknights?

Nahhh, that would never work. Disney's never made money (or kept characters fresh in people's memory) on re-releases. Much better to make a forgettable live-action remake for $80 million and hope that it makes the money back.

Sigh.
 

Bairstow

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I just don't understand why someone would remake a version of Pinnochio in this day and age and have it NOT be about robots and artificial intelligence.
 
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