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Le avventure di Pinocchio 

Based on Carlo Collodi's classic novel, this mini-series is about an animated puppet named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto.
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1972  
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Complete series cast summary:
Andrea Balestri Andrea Balestri ...  Pinocchio 6 episodes, 1972
Nino Manfredi ...  Geppetto 4 episodes, 1972
Gina Lollobrigida ...  Fata 4 episodes, 1972
Domenico Santoro Domenico Santoro ...  Lucignolo 3 episodes, 1972
Franco Franchi ...  Gatto 3 episodes, 1972
Ciccio Ingrassia ...  Volpe 3 episodes, 1972
Zoe Incrocci ...  Lumaca 3 episodes, 1972
Lionel Stander ...  Mangiafoco 3 episodes, 1972
Riccardo Billi Riccardo Billi ...  Omino di burro 2 episodes, 1972
Ugo D'Alessio Ugo D'Alessio ...  Mastro Ciliegia 2 episodes, 1972
Bruno Bassi Bruno Bassi ...  Teodoro 2 episodes, 1972
Pietro Gentili Pietro Gentili ...  1° Carabiniere 2 episodes, 1972
Vera Drudi Vera Drudi ...  Donna Mangiafoco 2 episodes, 1972
Mario Ercolani Mario Ercolani ...  Contadino 2 episodes, 1972
Mimmo Olivieri Mimmo Olivieri ...  2° Carabiniere 2 episodes, 1972
Antonio Danesi Antonio Danesi ...  Cocchiere di Mangiafoco 2 episodes, 1972
Giovanna Lucci Giovanna Lucci ...  Contadina / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Nazzareno Caldarelli Nazzareno Caldarelli ...  Venditore frittelle 2 episodes, 1972
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Based on Carlo Collodi's classic novel, this mini-series is about an animated puppet named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto.

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a masterpiece
13 February 2013 | by agasp68See all my reviews

It is always tricky and very hard to turn a (great) novel into a movie with good results. So many times the result is quite bad. But in this case this rendition of Carlo Collodi's wonderful novel (read it! And have your kids read it!) by one of the greatest Italian directors will leave you totally delighted and moved. The actors are superb and the atmosphere is absolutely perfect. Andrea Balestri (Pinocchio) is... well... THE perfect Pinocchio. Geppetto (the great Manfredi) is unforgettable, and so Lollobrigida, and so Franco Franchi e Ciccio Ingrassia and... well, try and find a copy: every effort you will make is worth, trust me. I have to say that Disney's version (after all a cartoon. A great one, but a cartoon) disappears if compared to Comencini's Pinocchio. I watched Comencini's Pinocchio when I was a kid and many times since then (I am Italian so I have had more opportunities to watch it) and I do think that this version is a masterpiece.


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8 April 1972 (Italy) See more »

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(6 parts) | (theatrical)

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