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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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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Drew Carey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus aren't professional dancers, so it took more than 8 hours to film the "Just Because It's Magic" dance scene. See more »

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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?: Show No. 305 (2000) See more »

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I've Got No Strings
Performed by Seth Adkins
Words by Ned Washington
Lyrics by Leigh Harline
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Thoroughly enjoyable.
7 May 2000 | by (USA & Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I really enjoyed this movie, and thought it was much better than the Jonathan Taylor Thomas version. While the JTT one had better special FX, this one had much better direction and script-writing. Also the fact that it was a musical made it all that much more enjoyable. Brent Spiner (Star Trek TNG's Data) was wonderful as Stromboli. And Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek DS9's Odo) was magnificent as Buonragazzo. I highly recommend this film, and will probably buy it on video.


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