The Adventures of Pinocchio
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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, Gepetto (Martin Landau) loved but did not court Leona (Genvieve Bujold), who married… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's the woodsy children's movie Walt Disney didn't want to make: chockablock with mischievous mayhem and light on the sap."
‑ Andy Seiler, USA Today
"Borderline-creepy live-action adaptation."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"A bland reworking of the classic tale"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Far from Disney, but still quite charming"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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