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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he ... See full summary »

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Pinocchio (voice)
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Leona
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Felinet
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Pastry shop baker
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Baker's wife
Richard Claxton ...
Saleo
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Tino
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Professor
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Magistrate
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Foreman
Teco Celio ...
Henchman
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One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you the adventures on which he learns valuable lessons. Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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The classic tale comes to life. See more »


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26 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,832,000 (USA) (26 July 1996)

Gross:

$15,091,542 (USA) (25 October 1996)
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Johnathan Taylor Thomas plays Pinocchio, who was a Disney protagonist in the 1940 version of "Pinocchio". In 1994, Johnathan Taylor Thomas voiced another Disney protagonist, Simba from "The Lion King". See more »

Quotes

Lorenzini: Act like a jackass, if you have the nerve. Drink up the water, get what you deserve. Be wicked, be naughty, come drink from my fountain. Then I'll be rich, king of the mountain!
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Version of Pinocchios Abenteuer (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

All For One
Music and Lyrics by Craig Taubman
Performed by The Morling School Ensemble with Jonathan Shell
Prelude arranged by Rachel Portman
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Had it been made in Hollywood, it would have circled the world
16 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Had this version of Pinnochio been made by a major Hollywood studio we would have had adverts on TV, all the major cinemas would have run it for weeks and we would never have heard the end of it. I saw this premiered at the Edinburgh Festival where the running time was listed as 180 minutes (so far as I can recall) and I thought we were half way through when in fact there were just 15 minutes to go. After the premier, it vanished from sight and I never heard nor saw any sign of it again. What a terrible waste. The film deserves better. My only disappointment was when the puppet turned into a chubby little boy but, after the excellent blending of animation with live action, this was a minor niggle. I found the film entertaining on several levels and strongly recommend it to film clubs and people with large screens - I suspect this is a film that does not work nearly so well on an average television set - a full-sized cinema or large Home Cinema system with surround sound is what it needs to do it justice.


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