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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

Writers:

Sherry Mills (screenplay), Steve Barron (screenplay) | 4 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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The classic tale comes to life. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Details

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:

$3,832,551, 28 July 1996

Gross USA:

$15,094,530

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,094,530
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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 villain, Lorenzini, played by Udo Kier, gets his name from the novel's author, Carlo Collodi, whose real surname was Lorenzini. See more »

Quotes

Pepe: [to Pinocchio] Say, do you always squish someone before being formally introduced?
Pinocchio: Are... Are you a termite?
Pepe: Oh, puh-lease!
Pinocchio: So you're not gonna eat me?
Pepe: Thanks for the offer, but I'm on a low-wood diet. Let me introduce myself. The name is... Pugnacio Elecuzio P. Elegante. Gimme a "P", an "E", a "P", an "E", put 'em all together and call me... Pepe!
Pinocchio: Pepe?
Pepe: You don't like it?
Pinocchio: It's okay.
Pepe: I'm very sensitive, you know.
Pinocchio: No, it's... it's fine.
[...]
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Connections

Version of De avonturen van Pinokkio (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Luigi's Welcome
Adapted from "Funiculi-Funiculà"
Music by Luigi Denza (uncredited) and lyrics by Peppino Turco (uncredited)
Adaptation by Spencer Proffer, David Goldsmith, and Lee Holdridge
Performed by Jerry Hadley
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Mostly good
25 May 2003 | by captaincroutonSee all my reviews

I bought the DVD at Walmart because it looked okay, and was less than 6 bucks. Somehow the movie lost me when the cricket said they should bottle the pine scent. At that point it seemed to have a different writer. But the worst of all is the out of place Stevie Wonder songs. When I heard him sing I thought, "What is THAT noise? Who screwed up the sound track?"

Nonetheless, the wooden puppet is great and I particularly like the way they handled Pinocchio's origin (the tree carving) and the water transforming device. They were welcomed twists that gave the classic story some freshness.


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