Written by Efe Teksoy, “Pinocchio”


Cinema Writer/Film Critic Efe TEKSOY; wrote the fantastic, drama and comedy live-action film “PINOCCHIO” for America’s Los Angeles based Internet Newspaper @alaturkanews.



Adapted from the novel of the same name by Italian journalist and author Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio has been released on Disney+. Collodi, whose real name is Carlo Lorenzini, began publishing the story serialized in the children’s magazine Giornale dei bambini in 1881, the character of Pinocchio became very popular all over the world and became a globally recognized popular culture icon, It has become one of the masterpieces of world children’s literature. The production, which Walt Disney Pictures adapted as a live-action, is written, produced and directed by Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis, known for his Back to the Future series and Forrest Gump films. Master Gepetto character is played by master actor Tom Hanks, who won two Oscars at the Academy Awards. From the beginning, Walt Disney wanted his name to symbolize quality and distinctive entertainment with unique appeal. For over 90 years, Walt and his creative team have been carriers of his legacy. They made the name Disney symbolize magic beyond entertainment. Disney’s; We can easily see the traces of the same feeling in this production, which takes us to the fascinating world of magic, fun and adventure. This fantastic production, which has the characteristics of the Fable genre, which aims to teach in literature, emphasizes the importance of honesty and honour and gives positive messages that will guide the young audience on a straight path.



An important detail in the movie is that Geppetto’s cuckoo clocks are a collection of Disney characters. Among them; Lion King, Sleeping Beauty, Dumbo, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Toy Story (Woody and his horse Bullseye), Donald Duck, Roger Rabbit and his wife Jessica, Archimedes Owl in the Sword Through the Stone animation, Maleficent and Princess Aurora also Sleeping Beauty Famous figures such as. The remaining clocks are identical to the clocks in the original 1940’s Pinocchio animation. Another Disney detail is that cricket Jiminy Cricket, who sees the Coachman’s henchmen catching the donkeys, hides behind his umbrella, like Peter Pan‘s (Wendy, John, and Michael) did when the Lost Boys approached.



In a small Italian village at midnight, cricket Jiminy Cricket enters the home of woodcarver Geppetto, who lives with his pet cat Figaro and fish Cleo. Gepetto gives the name Pinocchio to a wooden puppet and makes a wish to a star before going to bed. Later that night, Pinocchio is visited by the Blue Fairy and brought back to life to lead a virtuous life. The Blue Fairy also gives Jiminy the responsibility to be Pinocchio’s conscience to teach him right and wrong. When Geppetto wakes up and finds Pinocchio alive, he is shocked but delighted. The revived Pinocchio will now embark on exciting adventures.



The soundtrack is by Alan Silvestri, two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee and three-time Saturn Award and two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner. Famous composer Alan Silvestri, who has worked with director Zemeckis since 1984; He has composed music for various feature films including the Back to the Future film series, Forrest Gump, The Avengers series, The Bodyguard, The Mummy Returns and Night at the Museum. The main location for most of the filming was Cardington Studios in Bedford, which started out as an aircraft hangar where huge dirigible airships were built before being converted into a movie studio. While the majority are created using modern CGI techniques, a number of practical sets are available at Cardington Studios in England, including Geppetto’s home and workshop, the village street and schoolhouse exteriors, as well as Stromboli‘s theatre, Geppetto’s sailboat and Pleasure Island was built. In addition, extra shots were taken in Tuscany, Italy, to add the Italian atmosphere.

The fantastic, comedy and drama live-action movie Pinocchio will take you on an incredible adventure into a fascinating and magical Disney world.







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