Pinocchio in Outer Space
|Pinocchio in Outer Space|
|Directed by||Ray Goossens|
|Produced by||Fred Ladd|
|Written by||Fred Ladd|
|Music by||Ray Goossens|
|Edited by||Norm Prescott|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures (USA)|
Pinocchio in Outer Space is a 1965 Belgian-American animated film which sets Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio character on a rocketship adventure. Peter Lazer does the voice of Pinocchio. The film was produced by Ray Goossens at Belvision Studios, with American involvement from Norm Prescott (Filmation) and Fred Ladd.
The French version was titled Pinocchio dans l'espace and the Dutch version was known as Pinocchio in de ruimte.
The film was released in the US by Universal Pictures. It was Universal's second animated film that it distributed (the first was The Snow Queen) and its last one until 1986's An American Tail, which is the first one it produced.
The talking cricket character was not present in this production. Instead, Pinocchio's sidekick was Nurtle, an alien Twertle (voiced by Arnold Stang), sent by his government to investigate an unusual increase of radiation on Mars. Together they do battle against Astro, a marauding intergalactic whale who was seeking revenge after being abducted by a mysterious race of Martians.
- Peter Lazer - Pinocchio
- Arnold Stang - Nurtle the Twurtle.
- Jess Cain - Mister Geppetto
- Conrad Jameson - G. Godline / Sharp
- Mavis Mims - The Blue Fairy
- Ray Owens - Groovy
- Minerva Pious - Blue Fairy's Mother
- Norman Rose - Fedora
- Kevin Kennedy - Astro the Space Whale
Comic strip adaptation
- Rotten Tomatoes: Pinocchio in Outer Space
- Bad Movie Planet: Pinocchio in Outer Space
- Pinocchio in Outer Space on IMDb
- Flanders Image listing: Pinocchio in Outer Space
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