PINNOCCHIO (CBS 3/27/76) Danny Kaye, Sandy Duncan
Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan star in a wondrous musical adaptation of this timeless children's story.
Framed by the story of a young theater girl's desire to study and work apart from her father, the classic 1883 children's story of Pinocchio is presented as a subplay with the young girl (Sandy Duncan) as Pinocchio; the puppet that miraculously comes to life and eventually fulfills a dream - to become a real boy and her father (Danny Kaye) as Geppetto, the lonely woodcarver who creates a little puppet as a son.
The cast also features Flip Wilson as Fox, Liz Torres as Cat, Gary Morgan as Candlewick, and Clive Revill as Coachman.
Pinocchio won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming, one for Costume Design (Bill Hargate) and another for Videotape Editing. It was also nominated for Emmys for Outstanding Children's Special and Outstanding Makeup (designed by Stan Winston).