On the beginning of the Pinocchio (1940) Disney film, Geppetto is pictured as an aged woodcarver who leads a simple life in a modest home, together with his two pets: Figaro, a childish and spoiled little kitten and Cleo, a sweet goldfish "little water baby". Geppetto's character is described as a very gifted and talented carpenter, who's most important artistic creation is a wooden boy. He is precise and attentive to details, quality that comes out when he carefully paints the puppet's mouth and eyebrows: "Just a little more paint and he's all finished... See? That makes a big difference." Geppetto subsequently gives the marionette a proper name, Pinocchio, and after everything is perfectly done, he starts to play around the house with it. Because he always dreamed about having a son, just before going to sleep he wishes that Pinocchio could be a real live boy. Geppetto is so gentle and good-hearted that he catches the attention of Blue Fairy, who is willing to reward his great kindness in a wonderful and magical way. So, in the middle of the night, she pays him a visit in order to fulfill his wish. When Geppetto wakes up and sees Pinocchio moving and talking to him, he thinks it's a dream and splatters a pot full of water on himself: "I'm dreaming in my sleep. Wake me up!" However, when he figures out that everything it's real, he introduces Pinocchio to Figaro and Cleo and starts celebrating, singing and dancing, all filled with joy and gratitude because he received what he always wished for: a son! On their first morning together, Geppetto is described as a dedicated and responsible father, sending his son to school and trying to give him a decent education. When the boy doesn't return home, he takes the lead and along with Cleo and Figaro, adventures to the sea in order to find Pinocchio and save him from any possible dangers. After them being swallowed by a huge whale, Geppetto reunites with his beloved son accompanied by Jiminy Cricket. Pinocchio makes up an escape plan and finally, everyone gets to the shore safe and sound, except the wooden puppet. Although Geppetto was constantly worried, protective and unselfish: "Pinocchio, save yourself. Don't mind me, son!", the wooden boy ends up drowned by an enormous wave. When Pinocchio is brought back to life by the Blue Fairy, Geppetto can't believe his eyes and after a few moments, full of gratitude instantly decides: "This calls for a celebration!", and the family rejoices in peace and harmony!
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