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Pinocchio (2002)

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Despite guidance from the Blue Fairy and the love of his father, a wooden puppet's curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.

Director:

Roberto Benigni

Writers:

Roberto Benigni (screenplay), Roberto Benigni (story by) | 4 more credits »
5 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roberto Benigni ... Pinocchio
Nicoletta Braschi ... Blue Fairy
Mino Bellei Mino Bellei ... Medoro
Carlo Giuffrè ... Geppetto
Peppe Barra Peppe Barra ... The Talking Cricket
Franco Javarone Franco Javarone ... Mangiafuoco
Max Cavallari Max Cavallari ... The Cat
Bruno Arena Bruno Arena ... The Fox
Corrado Pani ... Giudice
Kim Rossi Stuart ... Lucignolo
Luis Molteni Luis Molteni ... Omino di burro
Alessandro Bergonzoni Alessandro Bergonzoni ... Ringmaster
Alfredo Cavazzoni Alfredo Cavazzoni ... Carabiniere 1
Vincenzo Bonanno Vincenzo Bonanno ... Carabiniere 2
Marco Tullio Cau Marco Tullio Cau ... Carabiniere 3
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Storyline

Despite guidance from the Blue Fairy and the love of his father, a wooden puppet's curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Miramax | Official site

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€7,021,421 (Italy), 13 October 2002, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,151,463, 29 December 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,684,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,323,171
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the United States, Pinocchio was lambasted by critics, in particular for the English dub and for the choice of Meyer as Benigni's voice, considered too young. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Italian version with English subtitles was screened to most critics, before a last-minute English dubbed version using English-speaking celebrities was used, including Breckin Meyer, Glenn Close, John Cleese, Eric Idle, David Suchet, Cheech Marin, Eddie Griffin, Topher Grace, Erik Bergmann, Queen Latifah and Regis Philbin. See more »

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good intentions
15 March 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

nice. but not convincing. beautiful. but not enough. amusing. only for few sequences. touching. for good intentions. its sin - each viewer has his image of Pinocchio. and this image is very and deep different by Benigni work. his ambition to create the Collodi legendary character is far to be inspired. it is silly and too strange. because, unfortunately, it is not a joke but a movie , not a parody but adaptation of a great book. sure, poor Benigni is innocent. but his innocence, his desire to do a good work remains a failure. not for acting but for mixture between costumes, delicate images and his old humor recipes. he is saboteur of his labor. explanation - no measure of ingredients and the sparkles of ridiculous. but it is an exercise. not catastrophic. only very far by expectations.


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