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Encyclopedia > Blue Fairy
Screenshot from Steven Spielberg's "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. The android David (Haley Joel Osment) is begging the Blue Fairy (voiced by Meryl Streep) to make him a real boy.
Screenshot from Steven Spielberg's "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. The android David (Haley Joel Osment) is begging the Blue Fairy (voiced by Meryl Streep) to make him a real boy.

The Blue Fairy is a fictional character in Carlo Collodi's classic novel Pinocchio. She repeatedly appears at critical moments in Pinocchio's wanderings to admonish the little wooden puppet to avoid bad or risky behavior. Although the naively willful and impulse-driven humanoid marionette initially resists her good advice, he somehow finds it within himself at last to follow her rightful instruction, albeit a bit reluctantly at first go. She in turn eventually rewards him for his well-acquired and genuine goodness by enabling his transformation into a real, flesh-and-blood human boy. Image File history File links Screenshot from Steven Spielbergs A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Screenshot from Steven Spielbergs A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) This work is copyrighted. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Carlo Lorenzini (November 24, 1826 - October 26, 1890), better known as Carlo Collodi, or simply Collodi, was an Italian writer and journalist. ... Pinoccho and his father Geppetto are reunited. ...


The wryly comical "First the Medicine and Then the Sugar/oh no no first the sugar and then I promise..." dispute that takes place between her and Pinocchio at one encounter on the little not-yet-human one's career path is familiar to every young child's mother to this day.


In the Disney cartoon, she appoints Jiminy Cricket as his official conscience. This twist on Collodi's classic plot, inserted by the Disney team, positions Jiminy Cricket to "steal the show" through numerous lyric and comic interludes. Jiminy Cricket is an animated cartoon character who first appeared in the 1940 Walt Disney animated film Pinocchio. ...


It may be worthwhile to bear in mind that, although Carlo Collodi wrote Pinocchio at a time and within a culture wherein the routine beating of children was often carried out in the widespread Eurocultural belief that early and frequent exposure to such brutality would improve their prospects for eventual moral goodness, Collodi's Blue Fairy affords her wayward beneficiary every opportunity to do the "Right Thing" on his own with no particular coercion or threat applied on her part. She allows him to wander by his own free will back into his own world of error again and again, relying on his own memory of her goodness toward him even while suffering in the throes of his own self-induced difficulties. This "meta-parental" treatment on her part gives Pinocchio's final transformation and entrance into full humanity to be the genuine result of his /own/ correct decisions - and therefore his own to keep forever. Carlo Lorenzini (November 24, 1826 - October 26, 1890), better known as Carlo Collodi, or simply Collodi, was an Italian writer and journalist. ... Pinoccho and his father Geppetto are reunited. ...


"A.I.:Artificial Intelligence" (2001)

In Steven Spielberg's 2001 movie A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, the mecha David (Haley Joel Osment), a robotic android with very high levels of artificial intelligence, is manufactured and sent to a family whose son is very ill. He is a prototype who is capable of feeling unconditional love for his mother after being activated through a word code. He quickly replaces the son. But the son heals and retakes his place in the family, warning David that he'll never feel true love. When David almost accidentallly drowns the son, he is abandoned in the woods. He teams up with Gigolo Joe (Jude Law) and together they start a quest for the Blue Fairy (voiced by Meryl Streep), who David remembers from the fairy tale "Pinocchio" as a being who has the power to turn him into a real boy. He is eventually trapped for thousands of years in a hovercopter staring at the Coney Island statue of the Blue Fairy. Some robots later recover him and, wishing to know what the world was like in his time, create an artificial world from his memories and wishes, complete with a Blue Fairy who wakes up his (cloned) mother, who in turn treats him as a real boy. Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born on December 18, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio but raised in the suburbs of Haddonfield, New Jersey and Scottsdale, Arizona) is an Oscar winning Jewish American film director and producer. ... A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) was the last project that filmmaker Stanley Kubrick worked on. ... MEChA is an acronym for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán), an organization that seeks to promote an awareness of Chicano history by education and political action. ... Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense, saying ...I see dead people. ... An android is an artificially created robotic being that resembles a human being usually both in appearance and behavior. ... Law in The Wisdom of Crocodiles (US title: Immortality) David Jude Heyworth Law (born December 29, 1972) is an English actor. ... Streep in Silkwood (1983) Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress who has received numerous accolades for her work in movies and television and who, from the 1980s to the present day, has been regarded as one of the best in her field. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Pinoccho and his father Geppetto are reunited. ... Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of an original. ...


 
 

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