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Who's Who? Wednesday

September 28, 2011

Geppetto


Geppetto is the wonderfully portrayed woodcarver in Walt Disney's 1940 film, Pinocchio. He can also be found in Mickey's House of Villains, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, the Pinocchio video game, House of Mouse, Kingdom Hearts, and other various merchandise such as board games, clothes, comics, mugs, and snow globes.

He lives in his workshop in Italy where he makes wonderful creations for children and adults. Geppetto is the father of Pinocchio, the boy turned from a wood figure to a real boy. His other close allies include Jiminy Cricket, his pets Figaro and Cleo, and also the Blue Fairy. He has a few different enemies who try to take Pinocchio down the wrong path, but his largest enemy of his is no doubt Monstro the Whale who swallows him while he is out looking for Pinocchio.


Geppetto is a elderly man. He has grey hair and a mustache to match and wears a blue shirt, maroon vest, black pants, blue socks, and black shoes with a shiny gold buckle on them. He also wears glasses and is a very cheerful man, especially after Pinocchio turns into a real boy. He is a very intelligent man and has a very good imagination judging by his work.

He has been voiced by quite a few people over the years. During the feature film he was voiced by Christian Rub, then by Tony Pope, and finally by Jeff Bennett. Carlo Collodi did a fantastic job of creating him and did a great job of understanding what Geppetto should look like and act like. 


Geppetto can be found in Disney parks all over the world. At Disneyland you can often find him wandering the parks looking for directions. You can also take a trip to his workshop and find him in Pinocchio's Daring Journey. In Walt Disney World you can find him as a meet and greet character in Fantasyland quite often with his other Pinocchio friends. He also could be found in Celebrate A Dreams Come True Parade and in the night time spectacular, Fantasmic!

 

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