I believe Pianchio is the anti-Disney (a usual Disney movie) movie! Yes, you heard me. Years before movies like Altantis and Lilo and Stitch ditch the tradiation "character break into songs" bit. Hear, I only recall two songs. One is the classic "When you wish on a star" which everyone knows of. But the other is the various redone song that "Honest" John keeps singing. Speaking of Honest John and his gang of villains (including Monstro, the taskmaster, that evilpuppetear, and donkey boy), we never really get to see any of them (except donkey boy) get punished for their crimes. Honest John, he sales Pianchio into slavely TWICE in the movie, and what happens to him? Nothing. Taskmaster, he makes a living selling little boys to mines. And his punishment is nothing. No cops arresting them, no death, just them going on their business. And which brings me to that plot point. Even so there tons of kids getting kidnaped everyday, no one tells the cops or anything. It just like "Pianchio is a real boy now, who cares about those poor boys who are turning into donkeys". But I do like the movie, it just seens a little strange to look at. I mean it has Pianchio smoking and drinking beer! Of course that part of the story, but still odd. Oh well, I should relex and hear what you think. In case your wondering, I watched this on ABC's wonderful world of Disney.