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Pinocchio Wants to be a Girl

From College, Pinocchio has gender issues:

(Thanks, Austin Papageorge)

  • Rooniman

    Uhhhh………. wut?

  • Thanks for going with this story, Jerry!

    College Humor sure does have some talented artists making videos for them. The flash, at least in still frame, looks a lot like the original cartoon.

  • HA HA HA HA!

    That ending was awesome.

    • Chris Sobieniak

      Somehow I expected THAT to show up!

  • The Scarlet Pumpernickel

    But Pinocchio’s lies won’t cause his nose to enlarge anymore if he wants to be a girl.

  • For Flash, that’s not bad at all! But it sure does make you appreciate the original even more.

  • This is my humble opinion and I’d like to know If I’m the only one to see it that way:

    I Often find That the College Humour clips have really good IDEAS, but poor execution, and not in the technical way…the live action parodies are well shot and the aniamted clips ain’t bad, but I think with some of the concepts they have, they could really make them Way funnier. They don’t have Punch .

    • Katella Gate

      Not my idea of funny either. It’s great concept, but the dialog is only a string of gender identity cliches. Just cause it’s coming out of a Disney cartoon doesn’t make it funny — It just sounds like Human Sexuality 301.


  • hahahaha burn

  • Kristjan

    Some on ought to be shoot for messing with classic film and story like this.

    • Deaniac

      Or you could just lighten up and not take it seriously. It really isn’t that big of a deal.

  • top cat james

    “I had scrotes, but now I’m free,
    There are no scrotes on me!”

    • timmyelliot

      They had a lot of potential in the situation, but I didn’t see anything funny in their execution. I think top cat james’ ditty was actually funnier than anything in the video.

  • AaronSch

    That was awful by any measure. I eagerly awaited the big payoff but it “whittled” down to nothing.

  • A.C. the actress

    I found this rather uncomfortable to watch having both FTM and MTF friends…I can’t decide if it was funny or not. :/

    I kinda liked Emily’s portrayal at least.

    • Anonymouse

      Yeah, that seems to be the general trans sentiment as well. The video is generally positive, but it also plays to the two strange obsessions cisgendered people have about transsexuals: the “chopping it off” genital obsession and the obsession with trans-sexuality (the “pleasure island” remark).

      • A.C. the actress

        Thank you for putting to words exactly the issues I had! I really had a hard time putting a finger on it. The video seemed rather positive, but it had this off quality to it I couldn’t figure out.

  • Jessica Britton

    Somebody at College Humor has obviously been doing their research…and not just in animation!

  • pheslaki

    Go, Blue Fairy!

  • purin

    That was kind of funny… though it felt more like a PSA at times (Disney teaches gender theory). A sex change in and of itself isn’t funny. They could have done more with it, I think.

    “My nose should be growing all the time, because I’m living a lie” was a good line. Maybe a guillotine, an axe, or a saw would have been better for his sex change operation. The wood chipper has flying wood chips, but it’s a bit too big and all-munching for a little puppet willy.

    “I’m going to Pleasure Island…” to do what? Is the gag that he’s rebelling from the start? ’cause Pleasure Island no only is the scariest part of the movie, but it’s specifically for bad little boys. Is he going to hang out with bad boys? I feel like the gag is incomplete.

  • The fact that Pinnochio has the legit little boy voice makes it even funnier.

  • Scarabim

    Hmmm. I don’t know. The gimmick of using something wholesome to purvey something sordid has gotten kinda old, in my opinion. It fails to shock anymore, so that much of the intended humor is lost. This was a meh for me.

  • Elzra

    Umm… well, I will certainly compliment the animation. It looked pretty convincing. And the voices, especially Pinocchio’s, are pretty dead-on.

    • Jessica Britton

      What is “sordid” about being transgendered? Transgendered people are just that…people.

  • Harvey

    Wow…this is brilliant material. It’s a great example of how screwed up our society is. Sad kids have to grow up dealing with this stuff. It’s awesome that the Brew is bring up gay issues (especially in children). Quality at it’s finest.

  • andreas Wessel-Therhorn

    i thought it was pretty funny. it obviously isn’t meant for children, so I don’t see the last point made here.the obvious sarcasm… why shouldn’t cartoonbrew bring up gay issues?
    there are plenty of gay animators out there, this one included. no matter who you are, indeed!

  • Genius! Super Genius! This was very well written and well produced. Sure the wood chipper was a bit much but in the land of satire, subtlety has no place.

  • Gummo

    That was funny AND silly, which is hard to do with such a sensitive topic.

    I liked it.

  • Gene Vandervoort

    That is one of the most disgusting, unfunny, poorly exicuted, cheeply made desecrations of Walt Disney’s master piece I have ever seen. If you want to display your sordid lifestyle, use your own ideas!

    • Dr. Ivo Robotnik

      Thou art enraged.


    how in the world are they getting away with this?

  • Capt. N

    Some of it was funny, but 1) I don’t think a Disney movie should be used to talk about so-called “alternative lifestyles” (it’s much funnier when it’s done with Nintendo characters!), 2) whoever did this has some SERIOUS issues, because they went on and on (and must have put some serious work into this!), and 3) this could have been done much better as a one-panel gag cartoon.