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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Pinocchio (voice)
Pastry shop baker
Baker's wife
Richard Claxton ...
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Jean-Claude Drouot ...
Teco Celio ...


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 <>

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »


[Pinocchio's nose is stretching really long because he is lying about punching Lampwick]
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Hold On To Your Dream (with orchestra)
Music and Lyrics by Stevie Wonder
Lead vocal by Stevie Wonder
Pinocchio's voice: Sterling Proffer
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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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