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The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

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20

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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audience

26

liked it
Average Rating: 2.6/5
User Ratings: 10,077

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Unlike the more familiar animated Pinocchio by Disney, there are no song interludes here, and characters added to the story by Disney (such as Jiminy Cricket) are not included. Producer Francis Ford Coppola and director Steve Barron, (known for the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film) closely adhere to Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel and use the visually timeless setting of a Czechoslovakian village. Jim Henson's puppet studio skillfully brings this Pinocchio to life. Long ago, in his youth,

Sep 30, 1997

New Line Home Entertainment

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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (11) | DVD (2)

It's the woodsy children's movie Walt Disney didn't want to make: chockablock with mischievous mayhem and light on the sap.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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A bland reworking of the classic tale

November 29, 2007
Cinema Crazed

Far from Disney, but still quite charming

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

Borderline-creepy live-action adaptation.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

If there is a single reason why this version works so well, it has to be the design of the visual effects (Angus Bickerton) for Pinocchio.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Adventures of Pinocchio

The puppetry is some of the best ive ever seen in a film, well it was made by the Jim Henson workshop
January 8, 2011
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Michael Edwards

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This movie is a travesty. A piece of the original Pinocchio died with the creation of this film.
March 15, 2010
smith44

Super Reviewer

...........................thank you that is all.
December 20, 2009
LoughnerWasLucid

Super Reviewer

This is a beautiful Pinochio Movie. It makes you gasp, lol, and smile at the end.
December 15, 2009
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