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Geppetto (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Family, Musical, Fantasy  |  7 May 2000 (USA)
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The lonely woodcarver Geppetto gets his wish for a child of his own granted when the Blue Fairy brings one of his marionettes to life; however, being a parent is not as easy as he had expected.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prof. Buonragazzo
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The Magician
Melissa Jo Bailey ...
Featured (as Melissa Bailey)
George Ball ...
Randy Brenner ...
Patti Cohenour ...
Kay Cole ...


The lonely woodcarver Geppetto gets his wish for a child of his own granted when the Blue Fairy brings one of his marionettes to life; however, being a parent is not as easy as he had expected.

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When a man wishes for a son, he learns what it means to be a father.


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Julia Louis-Dreyfus had dreamed of playing the Blue Fairy when she was 6 years old. See more »


Geppetto: What is wrong with wanting a child to grow up to be like me?
Blue Fairy: [sarcastically] Because you're such a prize?
Geppetto: I'm not talking to you anymore.
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Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.4 (2000) See more »


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Performed by Rene Auberjonois, Renee Olstead, Ian Redford, Taylor Emerson, Anthony Crivello, Teressa Parente, Christopher Marquette, and Company
Words and Music by Stephen Schwartz
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WoW... reminds me of older days.
10 May 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie reminds me of the classic musicals of the 50's. I LOVED IT. The cast was excelent... Drew Cary did an outstanding job (and boy did he sound better singing in this than he does on who's line is it anyways LOL). Julia Dreyfus also was terrific as the Blue Fairy. Their dance numbers together are pure magic. The rest of the cast was also truly excelent.

My only problem with this movie is that it was made for TV. Due to time constrictions they rushed the ending. They could of stretched it out in to a 2 day mini series or somthing... But other than that it was great. Disney has been quite the disapointment to me latly with movies like Inspector Gadget and Tarzan... They were horible comparedf to this The musical score was also great. With Dreamworks one step behind Disney needs more movie like this to keep up and notr fall behing.

I give it 99 out of 10...

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