It’s not that far of a stretch to imagine Pinocchio in the place of Grandma Willow. They’re both made from the same basic stuff. Wood.
There’s a few differences that might occur, but I think that I have put together a realistic outline of how that “wood” go. When you combine a historical story with an animated puppet, the results are magical. The result is Pinocahontas…
- Invaders from England arrive on the shores of Italy
- Pocahontas, a young Native Italian girl, watches them land
- She doesn’t know what to make of the intruders
- A handsome fox, Honest John Smith, tells her they are looking for actors
- She tells them there are no actors in Italy
- When Smith reports this, his commander, Strombolli, does not believe him
- Pocahontas seeks advice from a nearby tree
- The Blue Fairy floats in and makes the tree come alive
- The spirit of Pinocchio, a little wooden boy, possesses the tree
- Pinocchio suggests he could be an actor, hi diddle dee dee
- Pocahontas introduces John Smith to the Pinocchio tree
- The Pinocchio tree’s nose grows when it lies and says it acted in Lord of the Rings
- His nose pushes Pocahontas off a waterfall where she is swallowed by Monstro the whale
- Pocahontas’ pets, Meeko the Racoon and Figaro the cat, dig up the Pinocchio tree
- He falls into the water where he lands on the whale, causing it to spit out Pocahontas
- The Blue Fairy arrives and tells Pinocchio his bravery has earned him the right to be an actor
- Honest John Smith takes Pinocchio to Hollywood where he stars as Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy
This has a lot of potential. Crossovers, fairies, Marvel comics, princesses. Everything Disney uses to make money these days. There’s no way this wouldn’t work!
Do you see any flaws in this one? What would you change? What do you like better: Pinocahontas or Pocanocchio?