Jiminy Cricket, the adorable little insect who appears in Walt Disney’s 1940 film Pinocchio, isn’t so much a sidekick as he is the character who gives Pinocchio a swift kick whenever he does anything wrong. And boy, does Pinocchio do a lot of things wrong! He ditches school, he gambles, he smokes, he drinks, he makes an ass out of himself (no, literally — he turns into a donkey), he even gets swallowed by a whale. Jiminy stays by him the entire time, lecturing and cajoling the wooden puppet to act properly.
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