The Adventures of Pinocchio (1972)

Director
Luigi Comencini

Main cast
Nino Manfredi; Andrea Balestri; Gina Lollobrigida; Franco Franchi; Ciccio Ingrassia

Genres
Family, Comedy, Fantasy

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Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio. In his usual fashion, Benigni directs and stars, this time as the little puppet boy made out of wood. The Italian comedy team Fichi d'India plays the roles of the Cat and Fox. Released by Miramax in the U.S., the film received an English-dubbed soundtrack with the voice talents of Glenn Close, David Suchet, and Breckin Meyer as Pinocchio. However, the movie's Rotten Tomatoes approval meter still stands at a 0% approval rating.
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