Carlo Collodi's 1883 children's story is even darker than the iconic Disney movie.
Originally, in the serialized version, the tale ends at chapter 15 with the death of Pinocchio, hanged by the fox and the cat, so they can steal his 5 gold coins. At the request of his editor Collodi adds chapters 16 to 36 to make the tale more suitable for children. Pinocchio is rescued by the Fairy with Turquoise hair and learns enough life lessons to become a real boy. Pinocchio's feet also get burned off, Gepetto is jailed for mistreatment of a puppet and Pinocchio kills Jiminy Cricket. It's all a bit gruesome!