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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Jean-Claude Drouot ...
Magistrate
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Foreman
Teco Celio ...
Henchman
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA)  »

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The Adventures of Pinocchio  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 39,648,400 (Japan) (20 December 1996)

Gross:

JPY 132,354,100 (Japan) (17 January 1997)
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Trivia

Pinocchio's singing voice during the "'IL Colosso" song was provided by Brian May, only his vocals were speed up to match Jonathan Taylor Thomas's voice and the soundtrack credits "Just William' as Pinocchio's singing voice. See more »

Quotes

Lampwick: [to Pinocchio] Hey, Woody, you ever get termites?
Pinocchio: What are termites?
Saleo: They're bugs.
Pinocchio: I like bugs.
Lampwick: Not these kind, you don't.
Saleo: They eat wood like you.
[he kicks Pinocchio in the leg]
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Connections

Version of Faerie Tale Theatre: Pinocchio (1984) 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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Interesting portrayal of the old fable.
1 November 2002 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

Saw it on DVD, pretty good transfer from film. I can't give it a very high rating as a film, it was a bit muddled at times in exactly what it was trying to convey. But the wooden puppet looked very life-like, his "education" was handled very well, and in the end the message of where life really comes from is very clear. My favorite part, however, was listening to Stevie Wonder sing the songs he wrote for the film.

I bought the DVD to give to my grandchildren, 7 and 10. It will be interesting to see how they react to it.


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