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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Stromboli
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Pinocchio
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Ring Leader
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Sra. Giovanni
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The Magician
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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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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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Version of Le avventure di Pinocchio (1915) See more »

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Bravo, Stromboli!
Performed by Brent Spiner
Words and Music by Stephen Schwartz
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Not as Bad as Critisised
18 October 2002 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

OK, so the costumes and make-up were horrible?So what? I got over it. It's not the best movie out there, but considering I've never been able to keep my brain on in the original Pinnochio(in fact, I found myself, still with my eyes open, waking up and going "How long was I out? and once "Where am I?" and a lot of "What was I thinking?"s), it wasn't that bad. Too bad it seemed a one time thing. Drew Carey, one of my favourite comedians, doesn't do a lot of looking around, laughing or jerking motions like on his show(which doesn't mean the show is bad, a like it a lot), but instead is surprisingly strong if not as believable as other choices, and focused. I despised the Fairy woman(I forget the name) and Pinocchio himself gave a bad performance, not believable at all. But Brent Spinner and a short, good, but a little clumsy appearance by Wayne Brady keep the score from falling. His role a little unnecessary, the Magician was a good time filler. Brent was definitely the best actor out there, out to make a hard, almost no-reason-behind-his-actions character rise beyond all else.

But please: Get a new composer! For the love of God!


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