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"When a man wishes for a son, he learns what it means to be a father."
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.5  (570)

Geppetto is a comedic made-for-TV movie that tells the story of Geppetto (Drew Carey), a lonely and eccentric toymaker who longs for a son. One day, he magically brings a puppet named Pinocchio to life (played by Seth Adkins), and finally has the son he always dreamed of. However, raising Pinocchio is not without its challenges. Geppetto struggles to teach Pinocchio right from wrong and find a way to turn him into a real boy. Meanwhile, Pinocchio gets into all sorts of trouble as he tries to experience the world and figure out who he truly is.

Throughout the movie, Geppetto and Pinocchio forge a strong bond as they navigate their new relationship. Along the way, they are aided by a cast of colorful characters, including the Blue Fairy (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who grants Geppetto's wish to bring Pinocchio to life, and the villainous Stromboli (Brent Spiner), who wants to use Pinocchio for his own selfish purposes.

One of the standout elements of Geppetto is the performances. Drew Carey brings a lovable and quirky energy to his role as Geppetto, and Seth Adkins is charming as the curious and mischievous Pinocchio. Julia Louis-Dreyfus shines as the Blue Fairy, infusing the character with both magic and humor. Brent Spiner is delightfully over-the-top as Stromboli, bringing a theatricality to his villainous role.

The movie's production design is also noteworthy. The sets are colorful and whimsical, with attention paid to small details that bring the world of Geppetto to life. The puppets themselves are beautifully crafted and animated, and the special effects used to bring them to life are impressive considering the movie's TV movie budget.

Geppetto is a family-friendly movie that blends humor, heart, and a touch of magic. While it stays true to the original Pinocchio story in many ways, it also adds new twists and turns that keep the audience engaged. Parents and children alike will enjoy watching Geppetto and Pinocchio's journey towards becoming a real family.

Overall, Geppetto is a charming and delightful movie that will leave viewers with warm feelings of nostalgia and whimsy. With its stellar cast, imaginative production design, and heartwarming story, it's a movie that's sure to become a family favorite.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 29 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (570)