Faerie Tale Theatre: Pinocchio (1983)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Run Time - 51 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Paul Reubens is the troublemaking title character in this installment of Faerie Tale Theatre. Carl Reiner stars as Gepetto, the lonely woodcarver who wishes for a son and creates a wooden marionette named Pinnochio as a substitute. One night a good fairy pays a visit and brings Pinnochio to life, but not without a catch -- he must behave himself and never lie or else his nose will grow. This charming adaptation also features James Coburn as a sly gypsy and a scene-stealing Lainie Kazan as the outrageous Blue Fairy with a hilariously exaggerated Italian accent.

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doll, fairy, gypsy, lies, toymaker, woodcarver