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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

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One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he ... See full summary »

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Steve Barron

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Sherry Mills (screenplay), Steve Barron (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Landau ... Geppetto
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Pinocchio (voice)
Geneviève Bujold ... Leona
Udo Kier ... Lorenzini
Bebe Neuwirth ... Felinet
Rob Schneider ... Volpe
Corey Carrier ... Lampwick
Marcello Magni ... Pastry shop baker
Dawn French ... Baker's wife
Richard Claxton Richard Claxton ... Saleo
Griff Rhys Jones ... Tino
John Sessions ... Professor
Jean-Claude Drouot ... Magistrate
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... Foreman
Teco Celio Teco Celio ... Henchman
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Storyline

One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he has to learn to act responsibly. This film shows you the adventures on which he learns valuable lessons. Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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A new angle on the classic tale... and that's no lie! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

Czech Republic | UK | France | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio See more »

Filming Locations:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,832,000, 28 July 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,094,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,394,530
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The puppet of Pinocchio took Jim Henson's Creature Shop 9 months to perfect. It was operated by 12 people. See more »

Quotes

Lorenzini: Act like a jackass, if you have the nerve. Drink up the water, get what you deserve. Be wicked, be naughty, come drink from my fountain. Then I'll be rich, king of the mountain!
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.7 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

What Are We Made Of
Performed by Brian May and Sissel
Words and Music by Brian May
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Shut up people. THIS is the Pinocchio movie.
12 September 2011 | by killb-94See all my reviews

I really hate the Disney movie of Pinocchio. Why? Because it totally destroys the real Pinocchio's image. Pinocchio isn't a such kid-friendly story in his original BOOK (yes, it is a book, not a fairy tale) written by Carlo Collodi. It was a story for everyone yes, but it was also pretty dark and edgy too!

That's why I absolutely love this movie (and hate to the death that awful sequel). I know, like the Disney one, it doesn't follow perfectly the plot of the book, but the big difference is that it actually have MORE things from the book than the Disney one. Also, the book has a pretty long story with lots of things that are difficult to put in a hour and half movie (Roberto Begnigni tried to do that, and we all know that the result was horrible). The classic special effects without CGI are amazing and the acting is great. The style of the movie reminds me a little Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1988). This movie is really magic to me and it has all the atmosphere and style of the original book. If only people read more Collodi's book (wich is amazing) and watch less the Disney movie, everybody would agree with me.

This is by far my favorite Pinocchio movie, and one of my favorite movies of all time.


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