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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
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Tino
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Professor
Jean-Claude Drouot ...
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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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A new angle on the classic tale... and that's no lie! 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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Trivia

The puppet of Pinocchio took Jim Henson's Creature Shop 9 months to perfect. It was operated by 12 people. See more »

Quotes

[the ride on The Big One leads through a fountain of water, which the boys drink, including Pinocchio, but it leaks out of holes in his body]
Saleo: [to Pinocchio] Hey, Woody! You're leaking!
Lampwick: I guess some guys just can't hold their water.
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References Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss Lonely Good-Bye (with orchestra)
Music and Lyrics by Stevie Wonder
Lead vocal by Stevie Wonder
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Nicely Done Version Of Pinocchio
29 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better "family films" that adults would still enjoy, and I don' mean to use that as a cliché. Suffice to say it's a fast-moving story, is creatively done and looks super on DVD. This was a stunner, visually-speaking.

The creativity - especially for a film 10 years old - involves the wonderful special-effects that make the famous wooden puppet so lifelike. I haven't seen it in eight or nine years but when this came out first on VHS I remember being shocked at the visuals and how real things looked.

This is not an animated film, and the story is a bit different from other versions. How faithful this is to the original story, I cannot tell you, because I never was a big fan of the story. I can tell you, however, that Martin Landau is very good playing Pinochhio's creator "Geppetto."

I found it interesting that the cricket in this story was called "Pepe," not Jiminy Cricket. At any rate, this is a nicely-done version of the famous kids' story.


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