PINOCCHIO: A TRUE STORY. Young Pinocchio, the talking puppet, runs away from his genius creator, Carpenter Jepetto, to join a traveling circus. Modjafoco, the hustler who runs it, sells out shows in every town, while his helpers, Basilio the cat and Alice the fox, rob the houses of their visitors. When Pinocchio falls in love with a young gymnast named Bella, an incredible and magical journey follows. Will Pinocchio prove his innocence, become human, and win the love of his life?