|Based on||The Adventures of Pinocchio
by Carlo Collodi
|Written by||Romeo Muller|
|Directed by||Jules Bass
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
George S. Irving
|Theme music composer||Maury Laws|
|Country of origin||United States
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
|Running time||49 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Rankin/Bass Productions|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||December 3, 1980|
|Preceded by||The New Adventures of Pinocchio|
Pinocchio's Christmas is a Rankin/Bass Christmas television stop-motion special that is a holiday adaptation of The Adventures of Pinocchio. The special was originally aired on ABC on December 3, 1980. It airs annually during the Christmas season on ABC Family.
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It's Pinocchio's first Christmas and he wants to buy his father a Christmas present. He tries to get a job to earn money, and The Fox and the Cat trick him out of the money he has; convincing him to "plant" the coins in order to grow a "money tree." The con is accompanied by a song in which the pair promise their story is true, "or may lighting strike me dead" in which lighting repeatedly strikes the characters.
- Todd Porter - Pinocchio
- George S. Irving - Mister Geppetto
- Alan King - Maestro Fire-Eater
- Bob McFadden - Talking Cricket, Sleigh Driver
- Allen Swift - The Fox
- Pat Bright - The Cat
- Diane Leslie - Lady Azora
- Gerry Matthews -
- Ray Owens -
- Tiffany Blake - Child
- Carl Tramon - Child
- Alice Gayle - Child
- Paul Frees - Santa Claus, Mr. Cherry
- The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1960–1961), also produced by Rankin/Bass
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