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The Stupid Little Boys are characters in Pinocchio.

Role in the film

They are carried on The Coachman's Stagecoach to visit the Pleasure Island, a place where they can do whatever they want without adults telling them to do anything. The boys are all aged between 5-9 years (Lampwick, however, seems to be between 10-12 years of age, so he may be the oldest of them all). On the island, children can eat junk food, fight, smoke, drink beer, vandalize, and do all sorts of things, and no adults are on the island to stop them. However, what they do not know is that while they are having fun, they are converted slowly into donkeys after having acted as such. First, the boys' laughs became the brays of a donkey. Then the boys would grow donkey ears, followed by a tail. Then the boys' faces would turn into that of a donkey, complete with a muzzle. Then the boys' hands and feet would become hooves, with their entire bodies being covered in fur at the same time. Finally, the boys would fall to all fours and their voices would be replaced by full braying. Then the boys would go mad and they would be braying and kicking wildly, some throwing their clothes off. Only a very small handful of boys were fortunate enough to still retain their voices for reasons unexplained. They were then all rounded up by the Coachman's minions to be taken to the dockyards for inspection.

After becoming donkeys, the boys are asked their name by the Coachman going one by one as they are called, and if that answer is a bray, he removed their clothes and puts them into boxes for sale, but if they answer with their name (as happens to Alexander), he holds them to work for him, and to ensure they can't ever rat out the Coachman's evil schemes to the authorities back home. The boys could only watch sadly as they were forced to work like the donkeys they had become.

Most of the transformed boys were sold to the salt mines and the circuses, among other clients, all doomed to a life of intensive labor. It is unknown if any of them ever found a way to become human again, or whatever happened to the talking donkeys forced to stay on the island.

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Trivia

  • The boys originally had a song written for them to sing about Pleasure Island, but it was cut.

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Pinocchio logo
Media
Films: PinocchioLive Action filmVideoGeppetto

Television: House of MouseA Poem Is...
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Cinderella Castle Mystery TourDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldPinocchio's Daring JourneyStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseStorybook Land Canal Boats

Entertainment: AnimagiqueDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesFantasmic!Fantasy Festival
Restaurants: Cleo'sPinocchio Village Haus Restaurant
Shops: Geppetto's Holiday WorkshopPleasure Island CandiesStromboli's Wagon
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Main Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's WaterWorksThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Wishes
Halloween: Maze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment Continues
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
PinocchioJiminy CricketThe Blue FairyGeppettoFigaroCleoHonest John and GideonStromboliThe CoachmanThe Coachman's GoonsLampwickThe Stupid Little BoysAlexanderMonstro
Objects
Stromboli's Puppets
Locations
VillageGeppetto's WorkshopStromboli's CaravanThe Red Lobster InnPleasure Island
Vehicles
The Coachman's StagecoachGeppetto's Boat
Songs
Pinocchio When You Wish Upon a StarLittle Wooden HeadGive a Little WhistleHi-Diddle-Dee-DeeI've Got No Strings

Geppetto ToysEmpty HeartAnd SonJust Because It's MagicBravo, Stromboli!Satisfaction GuaranteedPleasure IslandSince I Gave My Heart Away