The Adventures Of Pinocchio

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'The Adventures Of Pinocchio' VHS sleeve 'The Adventures Of Pinocchio' DVD sleeve

Queen Involvement


Directed by Steve Barron
Produced by Raju Patel and Jeffrey Sneller
Animations and puppets by Jim Henson's Creature Workshop
Screenplay by Sherry Mills, Steve Barron, Tom Benedek and Barry Berman, based on Carlo Collodi's novel.
First release 26 July 1996
Length 90 minutes

Filmed in and around Prague.

This film is based on the classic book of the same name, and combines human actors, puppets and computer animation.

Queen Involvement

Brian May recorded two tracks exclusively for the film.

'Il Colosso' is a lengthy, operatic piece, which is performed by the puppets at Lorenzini's puppet show, at 41:05 into the film, while a longer version appears on the soundtrack album. The vocals are credited to 'Just William', but are in fact sung by Brian, then speeded up. It also contains short excerpts of the second track, 'What Are We Made Of?'.

'What Are We Made Of?' only appears in the film as part of 'Il Colosso', but the full track was released on the soundtrack album. It is a strong ballad, sung by Brian and Norwegian singer Sissel. It is also available on Sissel's compilation album 'The Best 1986-2006'.


Geppetto (Martin Landau)
Leonna (Genevieve Bujold)
Pinocchio (Jonathan Taylor-Thomas)
Mr Lorenzini (Udo Kier)
Bakers Wife (Dawn French)
Tino (Griff Rhys Jones)
Felinet (Bebe Neuwirth)
Volpe (Rob Schneider)
Pepe (David Doyle)