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Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family  -  3 December 1980 (USA)
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It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Maestro Fire-Eater (voice)
George S. Irving ...
Geppetto (voice)
Bob McFadden ...
Cricket (voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Patricia Bright ...
(voice) (as Pat Bright)
Allen Swift ...
Fox (voice)
Diane Leslie ...
Gerry Matthews ...
Ray Owens ...
Tiffany Blake ...
Child (voice)
Carl Tramon ...
Child (voice)
Alice Gayle ...
Child (voice)
Todd Porter ...
Pinocchio (voice)


It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette show to make present money. He steals a girl puppet when he leaves, and the gendarmes chase him into the Forest of Enchantment. There, he meets Azora, a fairy with a cricket who try to fix Pinocchio's lying and set him on the right track. But then he's sold to a Duke, whom Pinocchio convinces to spend time with his children. And only Santa's reindeer can get Pinocchio home in time for Christmas. Written by Kathy Li

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Allen Swift based Fox's voice off of Sydney Greenstreet. He had used the same voice years earlier for The Invisible Man in _Mad Monster Party? (1967)_qv, also produced by Rankin/Bass. See more »


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Performed by George S. Irving
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Another stop-motion holiday treat from Rankin/Bass
17 November 2001 | by (NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Filmed in Rankin/Bass's uncomparable stop-motion animation technique, "Animagic", this special ranks right up there with "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town". Tricked by a mean fox and dim-witted cat, Pinocchio loses the money he planned to use to buy Pappa Gepetto a Christmas present (which he obtained by selling the arithmetic book Gepetto bought him). This begins a series of very amusing adventures. The Pinocchio character is so cute in this show....he's very mischievous but very lovable. Another colorful and warm special from R/B.

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