Pinocchio was better off
One of the most bizarre things that Disney’s Pinocchio inspired was a children’s ride at Disneyland. I thought the movie did a really good job of making Monstro out to be a horribly malevolent character, capable of inspiring widespread fear in both sea creatures and small children. It’s a bit surreal then to realize that someone decided to create a children’s ride at Disneyland where children sail directly into Monstro’s mouth. Imagine being a small child, put into a small boat, and then immediately greeted with this:
Standing near the ride, you can hear terrified shrieks of children as they go through the ride.