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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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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
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Tino
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Teco Celio ...
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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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Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA)  »

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Carlo Collodi's 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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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

Pinocchio: [Pinocchio is in the forest] Smell that pine.
Pepe: You know, they ought to bottle that scent so you can spray it around your house.
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Soundtracks

Kiss Lonely Good-Bye (with orchestra)
Music and Lyrics by Stevie Wonder
Lead vocal by Stevie Wonder
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24 October 2003 | by (Houston, TX, CSA) – See all my reviews

This is a lavish, sumptuously-mounted version of the classic story. Great costumes and location work, with Prague as 18th-century Italy. Top-notch FX: Pinocchio himself; Pepe (not Jiminy) Cricket; a hUge, whale-like sea monster; boys morphing into jackasses.

Good cast: Martin Landau (fresh from his Oscar-winning portrayal of Lugosi in "Ed Wood") as Gepetto; Genevieve Bujold, whom I hadn't seen in ages (and who is aging very nicely), as his long-term love interest; Udo Kier as the heavy; plus an assortment of other character actors mostly unknown to me.

Altogether well-done, its only drawbacks being a couple of lame songs, plus occasional slapstick for the kiddies. And it must be admitted, the Diz cartoon is a tough act to follow.


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