Geppetto (TV musical)


Geppetto (TV musical)

Infobox Film
name = Geppetto


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director = Tom Moore
producer = Ted Zachary
writer = Carlo Collodi (story) David I. Stern (teleplay) (television story)
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starring = Drew Carey Julia Louis-Dreyfus Brent Spiner Rene Auberjonois Seth Adkins
music = Stephen Schwartz
cinematography = Stephen M. Katz
editing = Virginia Katz
distributor = The Wonderful World of Disney
released = flagicon|United States May 7, 2000
runtime = 89 min
country = USA
language = English
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imdb_id = 0200656

"Geppetto" is a 2000 made for television remake of the popular children’s book Pinocchio starring Drew Carey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It featured original songs written by Stephen Schwartz (composer).

Plot

Geppetto dearly wishes to become a father. One day his wish is granted by the Blue Fairy, and she brings to life a wooden puppet, made by Geppetto, named Pinocchio.In the beginning everything is rosy for the new family, yet slowly things begin to unravel, culminating with Pinocchio running away. Geppetto, thinking Pinocchio would rather live with the evil Stromboli, washes his hands of the whole matter and tries to go back to his lonely life. Stromboli, however, had kidnapped Pinocchio and was using him as the main attaction in his puppet show.

Geppetto finally comes to his senses and goes out to rescue Pinocchio, but Pinocchio has run away from Stromboli to the infamous 'Pleasure Island' "(Usher Raymond has a cameo as the Ring Leader of Pleasure Island)". On his way there, Geppetto has several chance encounters, including a professor that creates children to precise specifications played by René Auberjonois, and a struggling, traveling magician played by Wayne Brady.

Pleasure Island is not all that it seems and Pinocchio is turned into a donkey, with Geppetto arriving just in time to see Pinocchio and to try and rescue him. They set sail on a small boat, get hit by a storm in the middle of the sea and are swallowed by a whale, named Monstro.

They manage to escape and forgive each other for their wrongs, and Pinocchio is turned into a 'Real Boy' by the end of the movie and all live happily ever after.

Trivia

*Dedicated to the memory of Martin and Sunny Stern

*References to the 1940 "Pinocchio" movie:::"When You Wish Upon a Star" in the introductory narration.::The boy with the violin playing "When You Wish Upon a Star" in the perfect town.::Pinocchio sings "I've Got No Strings" in Stromboli's act.::Professor Buonragazzo promises Geppetto a new son "Faster than you can say 'Jimminy Cricket.'"::The cat is named Figaro.

*Seth Adkins made a 30 second guest appearance on The Drew Carey Show. Seth had stayed in his character as Pinocchio and called Drew Geppetto. Drew called on security to take the crazy kid away. As he was pulled away, Seth said "I see dead people".

*The video game Kingdom Hearts, which was released 3 years later after this movie has Adkins voicing the Disney version of Pinocchio.

*"Gepetto" is mentioned somewhat frequently (often mocking it) on the improvisational TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?", which Drew Carey hosted.

Soundtrack

The Soundtrack for Geppetto is available from Walt Disney Records, and it features songs from the movie composed by Stephen Schwartz, as well as the single, "Since I Gave My Heart Away" performed by Sonya Issacs (as heard in the end credits of the movie).

Track Listing::1. Once Upon A Time - Drew Carey :2. Toys - Drew Carey :3. Empty Heart - Drew Carey :4. And Son - Drew Carey/Seth Adkins :5. Just Because It's Magic - Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Drew Carey :6. I've Got No Strings - Seth Adkins :7. Bravo, Stromboli! - Brent Spiner :8. Toys (Reprise) - Drew Carey/Wayne Brady :9. Satisfaction Guaranteed - Rene Auberjonois :10. Just Because It's Magic (Reprise) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus :11. Pleasure Island - Terron Brooks :12. And Son (Reprise) - Seth Adkins/Drew Carey :13. Since I Gave My Heart Away - Drew Carey/Julia Lewis-Dreyfus :14. Since I Gave My Heart Away (Single Version) - Sonya Issacs

Awards

*Nominated for 4 Emmy awards in 2000: ::Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special::Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special ::Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries::Movie or a Special, Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
* Winner of the 2001 Costume Designers Guild Awards for Excellence in Costume Design for Television - Period/Fantasy
* Winner of 2 Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards in 2001 ::Best Period Makeup - Television (for a Mini-Series/Motion Picture Made for Television::Best Special Makeup Effects - Television (for a Mini-Series/Motion Picture Made for Television)
*Seth Adkins won the 2000 YoungStar Award for Best Young Actor/Performance in a Miniseries/Made-For-TV Film

External links

*imdb title|id=0200656|title=Geppetto


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