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Film / Pinocchio (2002)

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Pinocchio is a 2002 film adaptation of Carlo Collodi's book The Adventures of Pinocchio directed by and starring (in the title role) Roberto Benigni.

Roberto Benigni would later be hired to portray Geppetto in Matteo Garrone's 2019 Pinocchio film.


  • Adapted Out: Maestro Antonio was cut from the film and instead Geppetto finds the piece of wood first.
  • Composite Character: The Talking Cricket was a fusion of some animals Pinocchio found in the book.
  • Compressed Adaptation: Pinocchio being trapped on the farm is not his own badass moment, but a problem for dropping school again.
  • Large Ham: Kevin James in the dub. And how!
  • Living Shadow: The final scene has the real boy Pinocchio going to school but his shadow doesn't follow and runs off to have fun.
  • Lost in Imitation: The Cricket is prominent like in the Disney version and the animals are disguised humans like Luigi Comencini's version.
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  • People Puppets: What the puppet show seems to imply: the "puppets" are self-aware and live in fear of the puppeteer.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: The Fox and The Cat.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Pretty much everyone in the English dub, most notably Breckin Meyer, Topher Grace and James Belushi.


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