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Pinocchio (IT: [piˈnɔkkjo]; UK: /pɪˈnəʊkiəʊ/; US: /pɪˈnoʊkioʊ/) is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the 1883 children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi, an Italian writer, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamed of becoming a real boy. He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons.
Fictional character biography 
Pinocchio is known for having a short nose that becomes longer when he is under stress (chapter 3), especially while lying. His clothes are made of flowered paper, his shoes are made of wood and his hat is made of bread (page 16 of Collodi's Le Avventure di Pinocchio).
Popular culture 
- Pinocchio was the star of Disney's Pinocchio, voiced by Dickie Jones. This incarnation later appeared in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, voiced by Peter Westy, House of Mouse, voiced by Michael Welch, and Kingdom Hearts, voiced by Seth Adkins.
- Pinocchio appeared in Episode 876 of Sesame Street, performed by Frank Oz.
- Pinocchio appeared in the "Señor Wences" episode of The Muppet Show, performed by Steve Whitmire. His puppet was built by Bob Payne.
- Pinocchio was voiced by Scott Grimes in Filmation's 1987 film, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night.
- Pinocchio appeared in The Adventures of Pinocchio, played by Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
- In the paintings and engravings of Walther Jervolino, an Italian artist, Pinocchio has been executed several times with arrows or by being decapitated.
- Pinocchio appeared in Geppetto, played by Seth Adkins.
- Pinocchio appeared in the horror film Pinocchio's Revenge as a killer puppet.
- Pinocchio appeared as a supporting character in Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, and Shrek Forever After, voiced by Cody Cameron.
- In the manga series MÄR, there is a knight of the chess pieces named Pinocchio, was created by Diana.
- Pinocchio appeared in Once Upon a Time, played by Eion Bailey. He appears in Storybrooke in the form of a mysterious man named August Wayne Booth.
Mel Blanc voiced Pinocchio in a 1953 radio adaptation of the story.
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