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Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)

It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette ... See full summary »

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Carlo Collodi (novel), Romeo Muller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan King ... Maestro Fire-Eater (voice)
George S. Irving ... Geppetto (voice)
Bob McFadden Bob McFadden ... Cricket (voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Patricia Bright Patricia Bright ... (voice) (as Pat Bright)
Allen Swift Allen Swift ... Fox (voice)
Diane Leslie Diane Leslie ... (voice)
Gerry Matthews Gerry Matthews ... (voice)
Ray Owens Ray Owens ... (voice)
Tiffany Blake Tiffany Blake ... Child (voice)
Carl Tramon Carl Tramon ... Child (voice)
Alice Gayle Alice Gayle ... Child (voice)
Todd Porter Todd Porter ... Pinocchio (voice)
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Storyline

It's Pinocchio's first Christmas, and he sells the book Geppetto gives him for present money, but Cat and Fox trick him out of it. So, Pinocchio becomes part of a (Christmas) Marionette show to make present money. He steals a girl puppet when he leaves, and the gendarmes chase him into the Forest of Enchantment. There, he meets Azora, a fairy with a cricket who try to fix Pinocchio's lying and set him on the right track. But then he's sold to a Duke, whom Pinocchio convinces to spend time with his children. And only Santa's reindeer can get Pinocchio home in time for Christmas. Written by Kathy Li

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Navidad de Pinocho See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rankin/Bass Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Allen Swift based Fox's voice off of Sydney Greenstreet. He had used the same voice years earlier for The Invisible Man in Mad Monster Party? (1967), also produced by Rankin/Bass. See more »

Connections

Version of Pinocchiova dobrodruzství (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Let'em Laugh
Performed by Alan King
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good clay-mation children's movie
6 October 1999 | by BaldachSee all my reviews

A clay- animation film where Pinocchio tries to earn enough money for a Christmas present. And ends up teaching the spirit of Christmas. A good clay animation movie for children with up beat songs. Only objectionable part might be the lack of any mention of religion reasons for Christmas. On a personal note, at the end of the movie there was some fore-shadowing of Pinocchio's future adventures. Just curious if there was a other clay-animation about Pinoccio made?


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