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"Pinnocchio" coming to the stage for Disney

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Oct 19, 2001 | 1:34pm EDT

Julie Taymor, who turned Disney's The Lion King into a hit stage musical, is now developing a stage version of Disney's Pinocchio with several of her Lion King collaborators, the London Daily Telegraph reported today.

"The show won't look anything like The Lion King," she told the newspaper. "I'm looking for a whacked-out, commedia dell'arte style, funky, hand-made, nasty-edged theatre, with a rambunctious, wild, edgy quality."

Taymor said that she has gone back to the original story, remarking: "Pinnochio is a story about what it means to be human. Why would you want to be human when you could just be a little wooden puppet with no conscience?"

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