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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

G  |   |  Fantasy, Family, Adventure  |  26 July 1996 (USA)
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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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Leona
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Felinet
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Pastry shop baker
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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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,832,000 (USA) (26 July 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 sped up to match Jonathan Taylor Thomas's voice and the soundtrack credits "Just William' as Pinocchio's singing voice. See more »

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Pinocchio: [to Gepetto] How about carving me a girlfriend?
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Shut up people. THIS is the Pinocchio movie.
12 September 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I really hate the Disney movie of Pinocchio. Why? Because it totally destroys the real Pinocchio's image. Pinocchio isn't a such kid-friendly story in his original BOOK (yes, it is a book, not a fairy tale) written by Carlo Collodi. It was a story for everyone yes, but it was also pretty dark and edgy too!

That's why I absolutely love this movie (and hate to the death that awful sequel). I know, like the Disney one, it doesn't follow perfectly the plot of the book, but the big difference is that it actually have MORE things from the book than the Disney one. Also, the book has a pretty long story with lots of things that are difficult to put in a hour and half movie (Roberto Begnigni tried to do that, and we all know that the result was horrible). The classic special effects without CGI are amazing and the acting is great. The style of the movie reminds me a little Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1988). This movie is really magic to me and it has all the atmosphere and style of the original book. If only people read more Collodi's book (wich is amazing) and watch less the Disney movie, everybody would agree with me.

This is by far my favorite Pinocchio movie, and one of my favorite movies of all time.


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