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Geppetto Musical
Geppetto is a 2000 made-for-television remake of the popular children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio. It featured original songs written by Stephen Schwartz. Schwartz had developed the songs as a reunion for Mary Poppins stars Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews, but Andrews was undergoing throat surgery so the idea was dropped.

Plot

Geppetto dearly wishes to become a father. One day his wish is granted by the Blue Fairy.

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 him and was using him as the main attraction in his puppet show.

Geppetto finally comes to his senses and goes out to rescue Pinocchio, but he has run away from Stromboli to the infamous "Pleasure Island" (Usher 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 and a struggling, traveling magician.

Pleasure Island is not all that it seems to be and Pinocchio is turned into a donkey, with Geppetto arriving just in time to see him 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. They manage to escape and forgive each other for their wrongs, and Pinocchio is turned into a "real boy" by the end of the film and all live happily ever after.

Cast

Featured

Musical numbers

  1. "Once Upon a Time" - Geppetto
  2. "Toys" - The Cast
  3. "Empty Heart" - Geppetto
  4. "And Son" - Geppetto, Pinocchio
  5. "Just Because It's Magic" - The Blue Fairy, Geppetto
  6. "I've Got No Strings" - Pinocchio
  7. "Bravo, Stromboli!" - Stromboli
  8. "Toys" (Reprise) - Geppetto, The Magician
  9. "Satisfaction Guaranteed" - Professor Buonragazzo, The Cast
  10. "Just Because It's Magic" (Reprise) - The Blue Fairy
  11. "Pleasure Island" - Ringleader
  12. "And Son" (Reprise) - Pinocchio, Geppetto
  13. "Since I Gave My Heart Away" - Geppetto, The Blue Fairy
  14. "Since I Gave My Heart Away" (Single Version) - Sonya Isaacs

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

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Trivia

  • Carey's role in the film became a recurring butt-of-jokes on his series Whose Line is it Anyway?, which also featured fellow cast member Wayne Brady as a regular performer.
  • Steve Martin and Robin Williams were both considered for the role of Geppetto.
  • Seth Adkins would again voice Pinocchio in the video game Kingdom Hearts.
  • The film has an adaptation for the stage called My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto's Musical Tale, featuring all of the songs, plus a few more, yet slightly changed and expanded plot-line.


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Pinocchio logo
Media
Films: PinocchioLive Action filmVideoGeppetto

Television: House of MouseA Poem Is...
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Cinderella Castle Mystery TourDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldPinocchio's Daring JourneyStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseStorybook Land Canal Boats

Entertainment: AnimagiqueDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesFantasmic!Fantasy Festival
Restaurants: Cleo'sPinocchio Village Haus Restaurant
Shops: Geppetto's Holiday WorkshopPleasure Island CandiesStromboli's Wagon
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Main Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's WaterWorksSpectroMagicThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Wishes
Halloween: Maze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment Continues
Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
PinocchioJiminy CricketThe Blue FairyGeppettoFigaroCleoHonest John and GideonStromboliThe CoachmanThe Coachman's GoonsLampwickThe Stupid Little BoysAlexanderMonstro
Objects
Stromboli's Puppets
Locations
VillageGeppetto's WorkshopStromboli's CaravanThe Red Lobster InnPleasure Island
Vehicles
The Coachman's StagecoachGeppetto's Boat
Songs
Pinocchio When You Wish Upon a StarLittle Wooden HeadGive a Little WhistleHi-Diddle-Dee-DeeI've Got No Strings

Geppetto ToysEmpty HeartAnd SonJust Because It's MagicBravo, Stromboli!Satisfaction GuaranteedPleasure IslandSince I Gave My Heart Away