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Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)

Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box. However, so is the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.

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Hal Sutherland

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Robby London (screenplay), Barry O'Brien (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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A live-action adaptation of Disney's 'Pinocchio'.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edward Asner ... Scalawag (voice)
Tom Bosley ... Geppetto (voice)
Lana Beeson Lana Beeson ... Twinkle (voice)
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Bee Atrice (voice)
Jonathan Harris ... Grumblebee (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Emperor of the Night (voice)
Rickie Lee Jones ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
Don Knotts ... Gee Willikers (voice)
Frank Welker ... Igor (voice)
William Windom ... Puppetino (voice)
Scott Grimes ... Pinocchio (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Gray ... (voice)
Liza Minnelli ... Neon Cabaret Singer (voice)
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Storyline

Pinocchio has been a real boy for a year. So his creator, Geppetto makes him a cake to celebrate. After a visit from the Pinocchio's Fairy Godmother (who had turned Pinocchio into a real boy), Geppetto realizes that he must deliver a precious Jewel box to the Mayor. Pinocchio persuades Geppetto to allow to take the box and makes his way to the Mayor's house. Pinocchio also takes with him his hand-make glow worm, which magically becomes real when Pincoccho gets distracted by a Carnival that has come to town. Pinocchio names his glow worm Willikers and decides to take a peek at the Carnival, despite Geppetto telling him not to go anywhere near it. Nearby, Scalawag and his colleague Igor advertise a three-shell game which cheats people out of their money, leading to Scalawag's and Igor's escape by using a cannon to get away from the angry mob. Scalawag meets Pinocchio and trades the Jewel box a ruby, which turns out to be a fake when Pinocchio gets home, which angers Geppetto. Pinocchio ... Written by The Waltzing Walkman

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A continuation of the family classic. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Pinocchio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,261,638

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,261,638
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmation Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In early 1985, Filmation announced plans to produce a series of 13 animated films under the umbrella title of "Filmation's New Classics Collection They were to be feature-length stories to be distributed in theaters, on video and then sold for television broadcast and possible spin-off series. The titles were: "The New Adventures of Pinnocchio", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfelles", "The Challenge of Cinderella", "Time Machine II: The Man Who Saved the Future", "Bambi: Prince of the Forest". "20 Million Leagues Across the Universe", "Frankenstein Lives Again!", "The Further Adventures of Gulliver", "The son of Sleeping Beauty", "L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus", "The Continuing Adventures of the Jungle Book", "New Tales of Arabian Nights" and "Alice Returns to Wonderland". The Walt Disney company sued Filmation before production had even started for proposing to make sequels to their classic films and in the end, only "Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night" and Happily Ever After (1990) were produced. See more »

Goofs

Puppetino lifts Pinocchio up after he has attached strings to him and the lower parts of Pinocchio's arms (below the elbows) change position from hanging slightly outwards to hanging down. See more »

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Version of Le avventure di Pinocchio (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Neon Cabaret
Written by Anthony Marinelli and Brian Banks
Performed by Carmen Twillie
Produced by Anthony Marinelli and Brian Banks
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Remember kids! Just say "NO!" to selling your soul!
1 September 2001 | by La GremlinSee all my reviews

If I'm not mistaken, I think it's just about my one-year anniversary here at IMDB. Now I'm sure my raging fans (all two of you) are well aware that I can't get enough of weird cartoons. I happened to run into "Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night" in the bargain bin of a thrift store recently, bought it remembering only that I had rented it several times as a kid, and came away concluding that it's going to take one heck of a cartoon to beat this one!

This movie is crazy. It's like somebody wanted to do an animated film of _Faust_, got bored with it, and decided for the heck of it to throw Pinocchio and Gepetto in it (other characters from the _Pinocchio_ story show up in poor disguises). Pinocchio's adventure leads him from an evil carnival to a freakish neon Hell populated by small children and lastly to the domain of a quadrimanous Satan. Along the way, he has run-ins with a wooden insect, a monkey who is eerily prescient of JarJar Binks down to the last stupid big tooth, and a pretty girl puppet owned by Satan's minion. This last character (the puppet, not the minion) is the focus of a crush from Pinocchio, and I guess this is supposed to be romantic but it comes across as very creepy. (I mean, he's a real boy lusting over a *doll* people; look at the looks he's giving her!)

This is a very trippy movie. On that level, it isn't half bad. I actually rather enjoyed it.


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