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YMMV: Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The show-stopping dance number "You're A Star" could qualify as this, since even with the justification of Pinocchio being in a magical pleasure world where dreams come true, it seems to come out of nowhere, and while clearly relevant to the plot (for there to be a Deal with the Devil some reward has to be given first) and characterization (it ties into Pinocchio's desire to be famous), it is never mentioned again either.
  • Cult Classic
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Mr. Grant (or Hudson) and Abu (what did you expect?) are the two con men, Barney Fife is Gee Willikers, Commodore Decker is Puppetino, and the Emperor of the Night is, of course, Darth Vader. Linda Gary also appears.
    • Believe it or not, that is indeed future Steve Smith playing Pinocchio
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Between the poor box-office performance of this film and Filmation's demise, the chances of a DVD release are slim. Apart from a R2 release.
  • Moment Of Awesome: The film's climax, where the power of choice is enough to destroy evil incarnate and tear the empire apart.
  • Narm/Narm Charm: Which side different parts of this movie fall on really depends on point of view. (Example: the Emperor of the Night's lines as he is overcome by the light of Pinocchio's heart could qualify as wonderfully karmic and awesome or...not.)
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The scene of Pinocchio being turned back into a puppet by Puppetino. The real horror sets in during the panning shots showing all the other puppets in Puppetino's collection when you realize that Pinocchio is far from his first victim.
    • The scene where Pinocchio is forced to dance, crying and pleading, as he's slowly turned back into a puppet has been compared to a rape scene, and was in fact altered in the version that was broadcast on television.
    • The Emperor of the Night himself can be awesomely scary for younger viewers. That awesome voice of his doesn't hurt.
  • The Scrappy: That damned bee.

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