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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.


Roberto Benigni


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





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 ... 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


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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Did You Know?


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 »


Version of The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1999) See more »


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An OK movie was it not for the superfluous dialog
7 January 2005 | by lbkSee all my reviews

OK for idea, OK for old Benigni as Pinocchio, OK for the heck of it. But what is not OK is a devastating flaw. They don't respect my adequate vision, they don't respect my intelligence.

EVERYTHING you see on the screen is verbalized. Take away the dialogue and you get the full experience anyway. This would have been a fine silent movie. Not one line of dialogue is not reading aloud what they depict. Mostly the characters are talking to themselves to make sure we, the dumb audience, get it and believe our own eyes. Or is this really a joke, a movie for blind people!? Gee Benigni, that's a good one, wink-wink! Or maybe the soundtrack was meant for radio broadcast?

This idiotic dogma of having the characters say aloud what we have just seen on the screen is ubiquitous in nearly every Hollywood trite flick and it was sad to see this from an Italian production. Maybe it was a courtesy to an expected American audience. I often wonder, is the broad American public audience really dumb and blind or is it the Hollywood industry that is stuck in a rud of condescension.

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Release Date:

25 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio See more »


Box Office


EUR40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,151,463, 29 December 2002

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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