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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

New Line Cinema's first film to give it a G rating. See more »

Quotes

Pinocchio: Miracles are made in the heart papa.
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Connections

Version of Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987) 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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Nicely Done Version Of Pinocchio
29 March 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is one of the better "family films" that adults would still enjoy, and I don' mean to use that as a cliché. Suffice to say it's a fast-moving story, is creatively done and looks super on DVD. This was a stunner, visually-speaking.

The creativity - especially for a film 10 years old - involves the wonderful special-effects that make the famous wooden puppet so lifelike. I haven't seen it in eight or nine years but when this came out first on VHS I remember being shocked at the visuals and how real things looked.

This is not an animated film, and the story is a bit different from other versions. How faithful this is to the original story, I cannot tell you, because I never was a big fan of the story. I can tell you, however, that Martin Landau is very good playing Pinochhio's creator "Geppetto."

I found it interesting that the cricket in this story was called "Pepe," not Jiminy Cricket. At any rate, this is a nicely-done version of the famous kids' story.


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