Geppetto


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

A retelling of the classic "Pinocchio" tale, as seen through the eyes of Geppetto, the Italian toymaker and father of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy.In the town of Villagio, around 1850, Geppetto wants a child to complete his life, and the Blue Fairy grants his wish for a so

Film Details

Also Known As
Wonderful World of Disney (05/07/00), The
Release Date
2000
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group; Ascent Media Group; Karz Entertainment; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities
Location
Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A retelling of the classic "Pinocchio" tale, as seen through the eyes of Geppetto, the Italian toymaker and father of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy.In the town of Villagio, around 1850, Geppetto wants a child to complete his life, and the Blue Fairy grants his wish for a son by bringing Pinocchio to life, But the wooden boy gets into all kinds of mischief and Geppetto exclaims that Pinocchio is a big disappointment. A crestfallen Pinocchio runs away to join the evil Stromboli's Marionette Circus where the stringless puppet performs and is kept locked in a wooden cage. Continuing his search for the boy, Geppetto encounters Professor Buonragazzo, who possesses a stupendous contraption that manufactures "perfect," made-to-order children. Horrified, Geppetto flees and continues his search for his son. finally realizes what Pinocchio really means to him.Meanwhile, Pinocchio escapes Stromboli's evil clutches, but then falls under the evil influences of the Ringleader on Pleasure Island, a fantasy island come true. As the little boys, including Pinocchio, ride the carnival's roller coaster. they are changed into speechless jackasses. Geppetto watchs in anguish as his son, trapped in the body of a donkey, is led away.Gepetto sets out in a rowboat to follow the sailing ship that is carrying Pinocchio away. But an enormous whale swallows the toymaker. Pinocchio jumps overboard to try and save his father, an unselfish act, which washes away his donkey exterior, but he, too. gets swallowed into the belly of the whale. With mutual love uniting them, Geppetto and Pinocchio work together to trick the whale and escape.Back home in Villagio, Stromboli, clutching the contract signed by Pinocchio, claims that the boy belongs to him. Geppetto pleads with Stromboli not to take his son, stating that there is nothing else he values or loves more; he beseeches the Blue Fairy to intervene, but she sadly tells him there is nothing she can do. As Stromboli goes out the door, dragging Pinocchio, Geppetto begs the Blue Fairy to grant him one last wish -- a wish only a real father could ever dare to ask.

Crew

Laura Adler

Casting

Bob Baker

Puppets Design

Douglas Besterman

Original Music

Robert Billig

Music Conductor

Robert Billig

Music Producer

Drew Carey

Executive Producer

Daniel Carlin

Music Supervisor

Gloria Pasqua Casny

Hair Stylist

Tommy Cole

Makeup

C Collodi

From Story ("Pinnochio")

Carlo Collodi

From Story

Judy Crown

Hair Stylist

David Cullen

Original Music

Christopher A. Debiec

Production Coordinator

Shirley Dolle

Hair Stylist

Earl Ellis

Prosthetics

Jeffrey M Ellis

Assistant Director

Martin Erskine

Original Music

Martin Erskine

Original Underscore

Ronald E Frazier

Supervising Producer

Marcy Froehlich

Assistant Costume Designer

Ellen Gonzalez

Publicity

Suzanne Gordon

Publicity

Peter M Green

Supervising Producer

Chris Guardino

Original Music

Hope Hanafin

Costume Designer

Natalie Hart

Casting

John Hartigan

Special Effects Coordinator

Larry Hochman

Original Music

Marcy G. Kaplan

Co-Producer

Mike Karz

Executive Producer

Stephen M Katz

Director Of Photography

Virginia Katz

Editor

Jason La Padura

Casting

Garrett Lewis

Set Decorator

Warren Lewis

Hair Stylist

Michele Lynch

Choreographer

Suzanne Mcrobert

Script Supervisor

Patricia Messina

Makeup Artist

Jerry Mitchell

Music

Jerry Mitchell

Choreographer

Mary Kay Morse

Prosthetic Makeup

Laurence O'keefe

Music

Ernie Orsatti

Stunt Coordinator

Charlene Ostermann

Makeup Artist

Bridget Ostersehlte

Costume Supervisor

James Pentecost

Executive Producer

Lisa Pharren

Hair Stylist

Carla Princi

Publicity

John Richards

Music

David Ronne

Sound Mixer

Cheri Ruff

Hair Stylist

Stephen Schwartz

Song

David Wark Scott

Property Master

Susan Sewell

Publicity

Francine Shermaine

Hair Stylist

Natahn Shroeder

Storyboard Artist

Rich T Sickler

Assistant Director

Shannon Soucie

Hair Stylist

David I Stern

Screenwriter

David I Stern

From Television Story

Jeanette Surga

Music Editor

Danny Troob

Original Music

Michael Westmore

Prosthetics

Charles Wood

Production Designer

Ted Zachary

Producer

Ted Zachary

Unit Production Manager

Mark Zuelzke

Art Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Wonderful World of Disney (05/07/00), The
Release Date
2000
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group; Ascent Media Group; Karz Entertainment; Walt Disney Company Studio Facilities
Location
Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States May 7, 2000

Telecast as a presentation of "The Wonderful World of Disney."

Completed shooting early July 1999.

Began shooting June 7, 1999.