There have been numerous permutations on thePinocchioover the decades, and screenjunkies.com is offering up a look at seven of those versions. Offering up an excerpt from that list, we’re presenting four of those seven takes.
THE DISNEY ORIGINAL
The Disney original is undoubtedly the best, not just because it was the first but also because it tackled the story so perfectly. It appealed to children and adults alike, had wonderful animation, and is still considered one of the greatest films the Mouse Studio has ever made.
This embarrassingly bad live action remake from Roberto Benigni is one that should be completely forgotten and never watched. For some reason, Benigni believed he could play a puppet and, as usual, only came off as incredibly obnoxious. If you’re a Benigni fan, you might enjoy it, but even then it is a stretch.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO VERSION
This new remake of “Pinocchio” may be the most promising one yet, as it is from one of the most talented and fascinating directors in Hollywood, Guillermo Del Toro. Known for his vast imagination and ability to make things truly come to life, he will be using stop motion techniques for his vision of “Pinocchio” due out in 2013 or later.
A horror version of the “Pinocchio” tale? Sign us up. This is little more then “Child’s Play” with a doll that looks like “Pinocchio,” but who cares? After all the bad remakes of this story, it’s nice to see the puppet enact some revenge and gut a few idiots onscreen.
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Our personal guilty pleasure from many moons ago is Pinocchio in Outer Space, the trailer for which is below.