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16 March 2002 (Japan) See more »
Palme is a puppet created by a man for his sickly wife. After her death, Palme becomes paralyzed with... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Akiko Hiramatsu ... Palme
Megumi Toyoguchi ... Popo
Daisuke Sakaguchi ... Shatta
Yurika Hino ... Koram
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Roualt
Motomu Kiyokawa ... Fou
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rikako Aikawa ... Barron

Christine M. Auten ... Soma (Female) (voice: English version)

Chris Ayres ... Sawadust (voice: English version)

Jessica Boone ... Popo (voice: English version)

David Born ... Hota (voice: English version)
Luci Christian ... Darumaya (voice: English version)

Mike Coleman ... Roualt (voice: English version) (as Michael Coleman)
Tyler Galindo ... Hat (voice: English version)

Tiffany Grant ... Pu (voice: English version)

John Gremillion ... Soma (Male) (voice: English version)
Chris Hawley ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jay Hickman ... Jamji (voice: English version)
Mika Kanai ... Poo
Etsuko Kozakura ... Moo

Mike MacRae ... Crickle, Gandel (voice: English version)
Kelly Manison ... Woman Guerilla (voice: English version)

Andy McAvin ... Fou (voice: English version)
Nancy Novotny ... Juggler (voice: English version)
Chris Patton ... Shatta (voice: English version)

Monica Rial ... Mu (voice: English version)
Don Rush ... Scruffy (voice: English version) (as Nomed Kaerf)
Allison L. Sumrall ... Koram (voice: English version) (as Allison Sumrall)
John Swasey ... Gus, Zakuro (voice: English version)
Mike Vance ... Baku (voice: English version)
Kira Vincent-Davis ... Palme (voice: English version)
Mike Yantosca ... Pirate (voice: English version)
Mari Yokô ... Daruyama (voice: Japanese version)

Directed by
Takashi Nakamura 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takashi Nakamura 

Produced by
Taro Maki .... producer
Mark Williams .... executive producer (english version)
Original Music by
Takashi Harada 
Cinematography by
Takashi Azuhata  (as Takashi Atsuhata)
Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu 
Art Direction by
Mutsuo Koseki 
Mutsuo Ozeki 
Art Department
Kayoko Nishi .... color coordinator
Sound Department
Kunio Ando .... sound recordist
Afshar Kharat .... adr recordist (english version)
Masafumi Mima .... sound director
Animation Department
Toshiyuki Inoue .... character designer
Hirotsugu Kawasaki .... animator
Mamoru Sasaki .... animation director
Music Department
Eru Harada .... musician
Other crew
Josh Cole .... translator (English version)

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Also Known As:
"Parumu no ki" - Japan (original title)
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130 min
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating)


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
surreal pinocchio tales, 9 August 2002
Author: mpd_psycho

At the base of a huge tree lives a botanist with his malfunctioning wooden robot named Palme. One day a wounded female warrior arrives there just ahead of her pursuers. She makes Palme to deliver a capsule to Tamas, a world deep underground.

This movie is not all about the animation, but based heavily more on the morale and symbolism, it wants to explore the meaning of humanity. About how Palme encounters various people, less mechanical but some are more "soulless", how he wanted to become a human to protect the girl he loves, Popo. Even sometimes we can see that Palme is "more human" than any others (makes mistakes like human too).

So, if you want to watch an alternate version of pinocchio movie, watch this , its a good movie.

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