Pinocchio 3000 Feature on the Block

Wednesday, May 7, 2003
By Ryan Ball Print

CinéGroupe's upcoming CG feature film, Pinocchio 3000, is now available for licensing. Carlton Consumer Division will be handling licensing, theatrical, publishing, broadcast and video rights in the U.K. for the property.

Pinocchio 3000 (P3K) employs 3D computer animation to retell the classic story of a puppet who longs to become a real boy. In this futuristic updating, Pinocchio is a super robot who is tricked into helping the evil Scamboli (Malcolm MacDowell) turn all children into robots. With the help of friends Geppetto, Spencer (Howie Mandel) and Cyberina (Whoopie Goldberg), Pinocchio must challenge Scamboli and learn valuable lessons about what it means to be real.

The film is directed by Daniel Robichaud, a renowned animation director and digital artist whose credits include Titantic, The Fifth Element, T2 Terminator 2: 3D and Apollo 13.