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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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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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References to the 1940 "Pinocchio" movie:
  • "When You Wish Upon a Star" in the introductory narration.


  • The boy with the violin playing "When You Wish Upon a Star" in the perfect town.


  • Pinocchio sings "I've Got No Strings" in Stromboli's act.


  • Professor Buonragazzo promises Geppetto a new son "Faster than you can say 'Jimminy Cricket.'"


  • The cat is named Figaro.


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When You Wish Upon a Star
Words by Ned Washington
Lyrics by Leigh Harline
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18 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What's wrong with "Geppetto ?" I may be blindly faithful as a Drew Carey fan, but this is his best dramatic talent and first family film that I know of, but I think he does a great job. His singing may not be Madonna, but would you want your kids watching "The Drew Carey Show" with its humor on sex, drinking and abuse in the workplace. Julia Louise Dreyfuss also shines in this as a cross between Glinda the Good Witch and Tinkerbell. Rene Auberjonais plays an eccentric inventor blind to Drew's true wishes, and Brent Spiner plays the human version of the animals in the cartoon who kidnapped Pinocchio. Drew's buddy, Wayne Brady, makes a cameo, but a lot of gumption has to got to the young actor ( I forget his name ) who had to endure all that body make-up. He should have a fairly successful career ahead of him or at least a supporting role on Drew's TV show.I don't know about you, but this movie counts in my list of top children's movies along with "Mary Poppins," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," and "The Wizard of Oz."


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