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Geppetto (TV Movie 2000) Poster

(2000 TV Movie)

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References to the poor quality of this film became a running joke in Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998), the comedy improvisation show hosted by title role player Drew Carey.
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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.
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Steve Martin and Robin Williams both turned down the title role. The pair turning down the title role lead Disney to decide this will be a TV movie and not released theatrically.
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Dedicated to the memory of Martin and Sunny Stern
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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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Julia Louis-Dreyfus had dreamed of playing the Blue Fairy when she was 6 years old.
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