PINOCCHIO AND THE WATER OF LIFE
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PREMISE: How do you save friends and defeat a dangerous villain if you are just a small wooden boy? And what if, after gaining freedom, your friends don't know what to do with it now?
ORIGIN: European | American production
SETTING: Northern Italy (Bagnone) and Asia.
PLOT: The city of Bagnone has a contest to see which theater troupe will be given the right to perform in the new theater built by the town. An Asian Wizard visits Bagnone and puts a drop of Aqua Vita on the nose of the marionette, Pinocchio’s nose, bringing the wooden puppet to life. Major Faustino runs a typical “Punch and Judy” skit where the marionettes have a fight and hurt each other. Each morning, Carlo is tasked to repair the broken marionettes from the violent show. After Pinocchio comes to life, he wants Coot to take him to get more magic Aqua Vita so he can bring the other marionettes to life so they can be his friends. Coot and Pinocchio travel via air, sea, land, and train to a volcano in Asia. They return, and Pinocchio brings the other “puppets” to life. Instead of being friends, the puppets don’t know or care who Pinocchio is. Major Faustino gets the magic water and converts objects into live entities for his “new show” to win the rights to the theater. Instead, Pinocchio wins the contest and gets the rights to the theater. The other puppets apologize to Pinocchio for their ungratefulness.
DELIVERY DATE: 1st Quarter 2024
PLANNED THEATRICAL WORLDWIDE RELEASE: 3rd/4th Quarter 2024
Director: Victor Luckysov
Writer: Carlo Collodi, Mark DeCarlo, Ryan Rowe
Estimated Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Budget: $25’000,000 USD
Voices by (A list Cast):
Thomas James Kenny: Pinocchio
Charlie Adler: De Basil
Rob Paulsen: Nick
Maurice LaMache: Tutt
Riker Lynch: Arlequin
Suzy Nakamura: Dr. Wushi
Fred Tatasciore: Major Faustino
Mark DeCarlo: Father Carlo
Candi Milo: Lory
Jim Turner: Punch
John Mariano: Pierott
Phil LaMarr: Tretyak
Yeni Alvarez: Amorina
NOTES/FACTS: The story of PINOCCHIO is a fun adventure. The book has been adapted into over 260 languages worldwide. That makes it the most translated non-religious book in the world and one of the best-selling books ever published.