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Pinocchio's Christmas -- Carlo Collodi's most famous puppet creation stars in a musical tale that finds the poor lad Pinocchio conned out of money intended for Papa Gepetto's Christmas gift.


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3 December 1980 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Alan King ... 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)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carlo Collodi  novel "The Adventures of Pinocchio"
Romeo Muller 

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Masaki Îzuka .... associate producer (as Masaki Iizuka)
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
Production Design by
Paul Coker Jr. 
Sound Department
John Curcio .... sound recordist
Animation Department
Senchi Apaki .... animator
Mitsuharu Hirata .... animator
Fuminori Minami .... animator
Shinichi Noro .... animator
Hiroshi Tabata .... animator
Other crew
Lee Dannacher .... production coordinator
Ichirô Komuro .... supervisor: Animagic
Akikazu Kôno .... supervisor: Animagic

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USA:60 min

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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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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
good clay-mation children's movie, 6 October 1999
Author: Ken (Baldach) from Mesa, AZ

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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