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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

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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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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26 July 1996 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$15,091,542 (USA) (25 October 1996)
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New Line Cinema's first film to give it a G rating. See more »

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[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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Version of Pinocchio (1976) See more »

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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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