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  1. Ladytink_534
    Ladytink_534 April 9, 2009 at 7:45 pm |

    I recently re-read this and still wasn’t impressed. It’s one of the only times I can honestly 100% say that Disney did a better job. The book was originally published as a kind of serial in a magazine so that could be why I don’t like it as much. Or maybe the translated version I got wasn’t quite right?

  2. Ladytink_534
    Ladytink_534 April 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm |

    Sorry about that, I hadn’t updated my list in awhile. I added a few to the Disney books list

  3. Rebecca Reid
    Rebecca Reid April 10, 2009 at 7:25 am |

    Ladytink, The serial format of publication would really explain the lack of cohesive plot in the book: it seems like it’s just random as it’s written, and apparently it really was since it was a serial story. He made it up as he went along. No, I don’t think it was your translation: mine was unimpressive too.

    The link for your Disney book list didn’t come through here. But I found the page and I don’t see a link for the story; did you review the story too?

  4. Steph
    Steph April 10, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    I vaguely think I read parts of this when I was younger (I remember Pinocchio killing a cricket, and the book being darker than the Disney version), but it certainly didn’t stay with me. The Disney movie will always be near and dear to me, however, as it’s the first movie I saw as a child in the theater (my dad took me, and I couldn’t say the name because I was maybe 2, so I kept saying “I wanna see Picco on the big screen!”).

  5. Rebecca Reid
    Rebecca Reid April 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    Steph, oh how cute! I agree, the book is not one to stay with you. None of the characters are loveable and memorable. Not even “Picco”.

  6. Ladytink_534
    Ladytink_534 May 1, 2009 at 11:13 pm |

    I hadn’t posted it yet. It’s up now!!!

  7. Zansha C
    Zansha C August 15, 2009 at 10:46 pm |

    Speaking of stereotyping regarding Pinocchio, while rewatching Disney’s Movie as an adult 2 days ago, I noticed on several occasions that when Jiminy Cricket as Pinocchio’s conscience is explaining that in order for the puppet to become a ‘Real Boy’ he needs to distinguish between right and wrong—Jiminy Cricket consistantly first gestured with his right hand while speaking the word “right”, then used his left hand to gesture as he said the word “wrong”.
    Was this perhaps not meant to subliminally induce the idea into the mind of the message receiver (mostly young children in this case) that automatically “right” is right, and “left” is wrong?
    Right- handed people considered writing-thinking “rightly”, so by proxy left- handed people are dexterously-mentally challenged stereotypically.
    One step further into this could be from a political standpoint regarding the different political platforms’ fundamental ideology. “Right” is right, “Left” is wrong.
    What was Walt contemplating when producing such messages to send into homes across our country and globe?

    I’ve accepted my “left-handedness” with all the good and the bad that comes along with being such; but it would be interesting to see if anyone else agrees with me after pondering my point of view from this media analysis.

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