In the original tales
written by Carlo Collodi
, as opposed to the sissy Disneyfied
smushes the little cricket
after being annoyed by his moralizing
Of course, he comes back as a spirit and Pinocchio regrets of his evil ways, but that always gave me a thrill when confronted with the smiling bastardization that most people think of as Jiminy Cricket. Just another example of how our true fairy tales are being infantized and incidentally copyrighted forever by the mighty Disney.