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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 »


Certificate:

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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Technical Specs

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

[the ride on The Big One leads through a fountain of water, which the boys drink, including Pinocchio, but it leaks out of holes in his body]
Saleo: [to Pinocchio] Hey, Woody! You're leaking!
Lampwick: I guess some guys just can't hold their water.
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Connections

Version of Le avventure di Pinocchio (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

All For One
Music and Lyrics by Craig Taubman
Performed by The Morling School Ensemble with Jonathan Shell
Prelude arranged by Rachel Portman
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24 October 2003 | by lwjoslinSee all my reviews

This is a lavish, sumptuously-mounted version of the classic story. Great costumes and location work, with Prague as 18th-century Italy. Top-notch FX: Pinocchio himself; Pepe (not Jiminy) Cricket; a hUge, whale-like sea monster; boys morphing into jackasses.

Good cast: Martin Landau (fresh from his Oscar-winning portrayal of Lugosi in "Ed Wood") as Gepetto; Genevieve Bujold, whom I hadn't seen in ages (and who is aging very nicely), as his long-term love interest; Udo Kier as the heavy; plus an assortment of other character actors mostly unknown to me.

Altogether well-done, its only drawbacks being a couple of lame songs, plus occasional slapstick for the kiddies. And it must be admitted, the Diz cartoon is a tough act to follow.


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