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The Adventures of Pinocchio (Les aventures de Pinocchio) (1996)

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Critic Consensus: The Adventures of Pinocchio is an admirably faithful adaptation of the source material, but it may be too frightening for younger viewers -- and too dull for older ones.

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Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Steve Barron, this film adheres closely to Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel. Set in a Czechoslovakian village, Jim Henson's puppet studio brings to life the tale of lonely puppet-maker Gepetto and the puppet he brings to life with the magic of his love.

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Cast

Martin Landau
as Geppetto
Udo Kier
as Lorenzini
Corey Carrier
as Lampwick
David Doyle
as Pepe the Cricket
Dawn French
as Baker's wife
John Sessions
as Schoolmaster
Petr Bednar
as Growling Father
Teco Celio
as Henchman
Dean Cook
as Boy With Red Ball
Paavel Koci
as Puppeteer
Gorden Lovitt
as Big One Attendant
Lilian Malkina
as Woman In Laundry
Jiri Patocka
as Man With Donkey
Joe Swash
as Fighting Boy
Daniela Tolkien
as Lampwick's Mother
Lida Vlaskova
as Woman In Bakery
Vaclav Vydra
as Infantino Father
Stefan Weclawek
as Infantino
Anita Zagaria
as Luigi's Wife
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Critic Reviews for The Adventures of Pinocchio (Les aventures de Pinocchio)

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13)

It's a very pleasant version, less cruel and nightmarish than Disney's cartoon predecessor, lacking a fairy godmother, and probably closer to Carlo Collodi's original story in other respects as well.

July 9, 2020 | Full Review…

The filmmakers have created a pretty boring movie.

July 9, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A lively and pleasant piece of work, one that likely will be a staple of video libraries in many households for years to come.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
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Though the effects don't always seamlessly integrate Pinocchio with his surroundings, the decorative period detail still gives a strong flavour of Carlo Collodi's imagination.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Though well crafted and occasionally charming, it lacks the emotional punch and genuine sense of wonder needed to bring the fable alive.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Adventures of Pinocchio places an animated Pinocchio in a real world, where he looks so out of place that we can scarcely think of him as anything but a special effect.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Adventures of Pinocchio (Les aventures de Pinocchio)

The puppetry is some of the best ive ever seen in a film, well it was made by the Jim Henson workshop

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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This movie is a travesty. A piece of the original Pinocchio died with the creation of this film.

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith

Super Reviewer

½

...........................thank you that is all.

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