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Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)

Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box. However, so is the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.

Director:

Hal Sutherland

Writers:

Robby London (screenplay), Barry O'Brien (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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A live-action adaptation of Disney's 'Pinocchio'.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edward Asner ... Scalawag (voice)
Tom Bosley ... Geppetto (voice)
Lana Beeson Lana Beeson ... Twinkle (voice)
Linda Gary Linda Gary ... Bee Atrice (voice)
Jonathan Harris ... Grumblebee (voice)
James Earl Jones ... Emperor of the Night (voice)
Rickie Lee Jones ... Fairy Godmother (voice)
Don Knotts ... Gee Willikers (voice)
Frank Welker ... Igor (voice)
William Windom ... Puppetino (voice)
Scott Grimes ... Pinocchio (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Gray ... (voice)
Liza Minnelli ... Neon Cabaret Singer (voice)
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Storyline

Pinocchio has been a real boy for a year. So his creator, Geppetto makes him a cake to celebrate. After a visit from the Pinocchio's Fairy Godmother (who had turned Pinocchio into a real boy), Geppetto realizes that he must deliver a precious Jewel box to the Mayor. Pinocchio persuades Geppetto to allow to take the box and makes his way to the Mayor's house. Pinocchio also takes with him his hand-make glow worm, which magically becomes real when Pincoccho gets distracted by a Carnival that has come to town. Pinocchio names his glow worm Willikers and decides to take a peek at the Carnival, despite Geppetto telling him not to go anywhere near it. Nearby, Scalawag and his colleague Igor advertise a three-shell game which cheats people out of their money, leading to Scalawag's and Igor's escape by using a cannon to get away from the angry mob. Scalawag meets Pinocchio and trades the Jewel box a ruby, which turns out to be a fake when Pinocchio gets home, which angers Geppetto. Pinocchio ... Written by The Waltzing Walkman

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A continuation of the family classic. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Pinocchio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$602,734, 27 December 1987

Gross USA:

$3,261,638

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,418,605
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmation Associates See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This is Washington D.C. on limited on November 20, 1987. See more »

Goofs

Scalawag does not move at all when we see him from the back as he tells Pinnochio that if the only puppet, who was ever real was to give up or lose it's freedom, something terrible would happen to the Good Fairy. See more »

Connections

Version of De avonturen van Pinokkio (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Neon Cabaret
Written by Anthony Marinelli and Brian Banks
Performed by Carmen Twillie
Produced by Anthony Marinelli and Brian Banks
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Filmation went out with a BANG on this one!
8 April 2002 | by KingRandor82See all my reviews

This film will go down as one of my all-time favorites. Filmation wasn't known for phenomenal animation, but after watching the Masters of the Universe series again, I wasn't expecting too much from them on THIS one- I was COMPLETELY blown away! The animation is PHENOMENAL, coming from Filmation. The Emperor looks awesome, and the music scores are EXCELLENT. In my opinion, this film never received the marketing blitz it truly deserved. Personally, I like THIS film better than DISNEY'S Pinocchio, and this film is actually not a continuation of the DISNEY film, but of the Adventures of Pinocchio animated series. Every time I see this film, I love it even more. A real winner in my book! :)


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