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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:
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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 ...
(voice)
Gerry Matthews ...
(voice)
Ray Owens ...
(voice)
Tiffany Blake ...
Child (voice)
Carl Tramon ...
Child (voice)
Alice Gayle ...
Child (voice)
Todd Porter ...
Pinocchio (voice)
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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 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 Todd Porter
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good clay-mation children's movie
6 October 1999 | by (Mesa, AZ) – See all my reviews

A clay- animation film where Pinocchio tries to earn enough money for a Christmas present. And ends up teaching the spirit of Christmas. A good clay animation movie for children with up beat songs. Only objectionable part might be the lack of any mention of religion reasons for Christmas. On a personal note, at the end of the movie there was some fore-shadowing of Pinocchio's future adventures. Just curious if there was a other clay-animation about Pinoccio made?


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