Coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on April 10th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is a colorful story we all know about a boy named PINOCCHIO.
Geppetto (Mino Caprio) is an elderly gentleman who wants a family. Taking a piece of log, he carves out a son he calls Pinocchio (Johnny Orlando) and gets more son than he bargained for. Running all about town causing mayhem and refusing to go to school, Geppetto sees the trouble he is headed for.
Going to the circus instead of school, Pinocchio meets Mangiafuoco who comes to learn that the wooden boy is trying to get home to his father. Giving him gold coins, Mangiafuoco tells the Fox (Ambyr Childers) and the Cat Leo (Jon Heder) to get Pinocchio home. However, the furry duo has other plans.
Trying to get the gold from Pinocchio, the chase is on as he tries to escape them. After some time, the boy is rescued by the Fairy with the Blue Hair. Pinocchio knows that he needs to get back to his father soon.
Continuing to make dangerous choices and believe what people tell him, Pinocchio wants to become a real boy and learns that he must do good to accomplish that goal. In life things aren’t always so easy and even when he chooses wrong; he finds that there is always someone there who sees the good in him.
Orlando as Pinocchio is full of energy and the inability to listen to his father. Wanting to do what he wants brings turmoil to the relationship with Geppetto. His world is actually very narrow so the consequences aren’t clear to the young wooden boy. Once he is out in the world, he begins to understand that it is quite a responsibility to be human.
Childers as the Fox is a four legged creature on a mission to take what isn’t hers! Trying to rob the boy doesn’t work so well so turning to trickery is the only alternative. Heder as the Cat Leo goes along with pretty much everything his foxy friend says and does. He is equally excited to get his hands on the gold.
Finding true friendship and love can be an eye opening experience!
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This is a different version in the telling of the wooden boy. There is music and dancing that lights up the screen. PINOCCHIO has been awarded the Dove Seal of Approval from The Dove Foundation in that it has so many of the family values to its story.
PINOCCHIO is about family, love, friendship, trust and knowing when it is time to take responsibility for one’s actions. Geppetto is a worried father who will go to any lengths to save his son from those who would hurt him. When Pinocchio realizes everything he has done, that’s when his life begins to change and he sees what is truly important.
PINOCCHIO won the Special Silver Ribbon by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists and was also nominated for Best Feature by the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the European Film Awards.
The DVD includes the Special Features of Bringing the Characters to Life: At the Recording Studio with Johnny Orlando, Jon Heder and Ambyr Childres as well as the Trailer Gallery.
This is definitely a family friendly film that is filled with action, adventure and the journey of a little wooden boy on his way to being a transformed human Pinocchio!
In the end – an adventure like you wooden believe!