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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.

Director:

Hal Sutherland

Writers:

Robby London (screenplay), Barry O'Brien (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Edward Asner's theatrical voice acting debut, later he'd go onto voice Scowl in Happily Ever After (1993), Jacob Marley's Ghost in A Christmas Carol (1997), Carl Fredricksen in Up (2009), and Mr. Leonard in Foodfight! (2012). See more »

Goofs

As the Emperor of the Night is telling Pinocchio that he isn't like his other puppets, the Emperor has no body and you can see right through him. When the Emperor says the line, "Yes indeed," we see him from the back and can't see through him. See more »

Connections

Version of The Stowaway (1977) 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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A movie for the kids...
21 February 2003 | by xoid24See all my reviews

I watched this movie when I was little (can't remember exactly how old I was), and I just recently got hold of a copy and thought I'd watch it again (brings back memories, ya know).

It's supposed to be a sequel to Disney's Pinocchio. The characters are similar to the ones in the Disney movie - all except for the Emperor of the Night (I don't know where they got him from). He seemed a little bit too much to throw into this story (and he might be a little too scary for the really young ones). I mean, what kind of demonic overlord would want anything to do with an has-been puppet? (The story tries to explain this, but doesn't do a very good job.) Anyway, the kids will probably enjoy it, so rent it for them if you get the chance (if there's nothing better to get, that is).


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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

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Filmation Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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