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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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The villain, Lorenzini, played by Udo Kier, gets his name from the novel's author, Carlo Collodi, whose real surname was Lorenzini. See more »

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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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Followed by The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1999) See more »

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Kiss Lonely Good-Bye (harmonica with orchestra)
Composed by Stevie Wonder
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Enjoyable but bland
2 August 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

This well-intentioned adaptation of Carlo Collodi's book has its moments but it's all a bit blah. The Pinocchio puppet, brought to life using a mixture of CGI, animatronics and stop-motion animation, is very well realised, and the costumes and cinematography give the movie a sense of class. But there's no real heart here, no sense of wonder. Director Steve Barron doesn't have the visual style necessary for a story like this and pushes his film through the plot as though he's trying to tick off the chapters as quickly as possible.

A missed opportunity, then, but a lot better than the ineptly directed sequel 'The New Adventures of Pinocchio', which features a terrible performance from Udo Kier and a typically sequelish role reversal plot in which Geppetto becomes a puppet. Devoid of inspiration.


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