|You Poor Unfortunate Soul, this "Coachman's Minions,"|
has been found to need Ursula’s Touch.
It MUST be rewritten, see the light, and make a switch!!
So says Ursula:
the true queen of Atlantica.
|"Listen well, all of you!", "Coachman's Minions,"|
is nothing more than an insignificant stub.
It is in desperate need of more content.
So says Maleficent:
the Mistress of All Evil.
The Coachman's Minions are one of the antagonists in Disney's 1940 film, Pinocchio. They are the hellish residents of Pleasure Island. While the boys enjoy themselves in the fairground area of the Island, the Coachman cracks his whip, ordering his minions to shut and lock the main doors, preventing the unwitting boys from escaping. He then orders them to "get down below" and prepare crates. They are next seen loading donkeys - the naughty boys transformed - into these crates, under the Coachman's watchful eye. The donkeys are then sold as labour.
Their appearance is never completely revealed; they are shown only in shadow, save for their glowing white eyes. However, it can be discerned from the silhouette of a minion that they have arms resembling that of a gorilla; they are also whipped by the Coachman, suggesting that they are beasts. However, the fact that the Coachman refers to them as "blokes" suggests a certain amount of humanity. Their history and reasons for obeying the Coachman are unknown, and they carry out their master's orders with golem-like efficiency and obedience. They were all destroyed along with the curse of Pleasure Island when Pinocchio escaped because no boys must escape.
- In the original Italian story of Pinocchio, there were no known counterparts to the Coachman's minions; apparently it was a one-man operation.