Saturday, 16 May 2015

Giveaway #480 : Win Pinocchio on dvd - closed - winner Tracy Nixon


The enchanting fairytale of the lovable wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy comes to life on DVD and digital platforms from May 25th, 2015, courtesy of Signature Entertainment.

I'm sure I don't need to tell you the story ! The elderly puppet maker Geppetto (Mario Adorf – A Christmoose Carol, The Secret of the Whales) wants nothing more than a son to call his own, and one beautiful, starry night, a fairy godmother fulfils his wish in the most unusual way imaginable. Using her powers, she transforms a marionette carved by Geppetto himself into life - the little wooden boy Pinocchio.

Mischievous and stubborn, Pinocchio ignores the protestations of Coco, his little cricket companion, and takes off determined to explore the world and embark on an adventure. However, he soon finds himself having to face up to the dangers of the real world, including cruel puppeteer Mangiafuoco and the deceitful tricksters Cat (Florian Lukas – The Grand Budapest Hotel, Goodbye Lenin) and Fox (Sandra Huller – Requiem, Strings), as well as realizing his own dishonesty and selfishness may be the only things standing between him and the chance to be a real boy.

Combining live action with CGI, this beautifully crafted adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s beloved book is teeming with memorable characters, remaining faithful to the original while injecting new life into the classic tale so sure to delight children and adults alike!

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We received a review copy and I loved the chance to discover a different version to the usual Disney one that everyone knows. We usually take the Disney version to be the original, as it is the best known, but it existed in many other forms before that. In this version, it seemed strange at first for Pinocchio's sidekick to be called Coco rather than Jiminy Cricket, but that name was a pure Disney invention - he didn't even have a name in the original story ! The combination of real actors and CGI seems slightly strange and the film has quite an old-fashioned feel to it, but the kids loved it. It has a timeless quality which is fitting, as it's such a traditional fairy tale that generations of kids have loved.

I have one copy of the DVD to give away to a lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Fill in your details in the Rafflecopter widget below.


UK only. Closing date : 30/5/15

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

101 comments:

  1. I have lied on a job interview before - told them I was sporty and played golf, tennis, etc in my spare time!

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  2. That I am in a relationship when someone asked me out I didn't like

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  3. Oh, that's a bit too much info!! Lol but I tell my kids that there are no cartoons on at night as all the characters are asleep

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  4. When I was younger I didn't go to my piano lesson and went to the shops instead and told my mum I had been very good in my lesson

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  5. When the ice cream van plays its tune, its to say its out of ice cream.

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  6. Lots of little ones to my kids like when we go past a machine like one of the little cars/boats etc that you put coins in - I say its not working!

    Ashleigh

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  7. I fibbed to my parents after smoking a cigarette as a teenager.

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  8. i tell telesales people who ask for me that i'm dead

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    1. Hahahaha might have to try this one.

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  9. i sagged school to go the cinema

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  10. When she wants to wear her favourite T shirt every day - The Peppa Pig T shirt is in the wash / isn't dry yet.

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  11. Ringing work to say i am ill when I just wasnt a day off
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  12. When I was at school,I used to bandage up my ankle to get out of PE.

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  13. Did in the past, still do, but I call it being economical with the truth, especially when you don't want to hurt someone's feelings, like saying their hairstyle suits them, when it's the opposite. But if it's a done deal, so it would only upset them if I said that it didn't look good etc.

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  14. Pretending to be ill so I didn't have to go to school

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  15. Just told my son today that I don't know what an Asus Transformer tablet is - when we've just bought him one as a surprise for his birthday in 2 weeks!

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  16. My childhood name was Montgomery, so I'd answer any phone calls for a while with the opening gambit of, "Montgomery's Mortuary…you stab 'em we slab 'em!" in a full-on Southern USA drawl!!! After we had countless family friends hang up after an awkward silence, my parents stepped in and made sure I changed my ways….

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  17. Hmmm i'm not really sure, maybe about my age and trying to get served in the pub x

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  18. I always tell the kids that when the ice cream van is playing a tune it means they've ran out!

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  19. I lied on my CV (only my hobbies, but still!)

    Fiona S

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  20. I put an eternity ring on my ring finger and told a man I was married and if he didn't leave me alone I'd tell my husband!

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  21. I lied on my CV too @leabana1

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  22. I have entered thank you

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  23. Pretending to be ill so I didn't have to do PE at school

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  24. Told some friends I'd had a book published. A complete lie. Was meant to be a joke, but somehow it went viral and the next thing I knew people were claiming to have seen it in the shops and bought it. Bonkers.

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  25. I had a tattoo and kept it hidden from my husband for 8 monthes

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  26. Probably when I skipped high school with my best friend in year 10, we told our parents that we were going to each other's houses to study so they didn't get suspicious when we got home late!

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  27. I'm possibly the worst liar ever! I just can't keep a straight face. I can never tell when my husband lies which is annoying!

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  28. Paula Readings24 May 2015 at 14:29

    At school when tried to ditch school

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  29. I told my parents I was going to Bristol to visit a friend for the weekend but I really flew to Dublin to meet a man I met on the internet (I was 25, not 15, before anyone worries too much!)

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  30. Lots of white lies to my children - the parks closed, we have run out of biscuits etc etc!

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  31. I once told someone I'd taken my driving test a few times and failed - when in fact I've never had a lesson, and have no intention of doing so (it seemed easier than explaining). But now everytime I meet them they ask how my lessons are going and whether I've passed yet...

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  32. Little lies to the kids, oh youve eaten all the ice cream, no soft play is closed today, if you dont eat your veggies your teeth will fall out lol

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  33. I can't recall any lies that I've told, I think they've mostly been white lies or 'no I didn't break that' lol

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  34. it has to be the santa one doesnt it?

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  35. I entered competition as nice prize.

    Rachel Craig

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  36. I entered.
    Biggest lie i've ever told was how many fake notes i wrote to get out of P.E at school.

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  37. I commented on blog :- The Dry Adventures of ... Pierre and Juliette.

    Rachel Craig

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  38. I told my kids the stick insects had escaped, even spent a good hour helping them look for them, they didn't escape I gave them away as I couldn stand the horrid thing. Bad mummy

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  39. Look at my face would I ever lie, that a porkie

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  40. father christmas lol :)

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  41. this is my husbands favourite film of all time!!! so he would love this more than the kids

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  42. this is my husbands favourite film of all time!!! so he would love this more than the kids

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  43. I told my nephews that Father Christmas is real.

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  44. that I was ill to get out of PE

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  45. Leave me a comment below and tell me what the biggest lie you've ever told is . . . . . my age - my excuse is to prevent internet fraud - that's my story and l'm sticking to it

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  46. I joined a book club, but couldn't be bothered to read one of the books so hired the DVD instead!

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  47. I generally dont lie ..... unless its about how much housework i actually did !

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  48. Stacy Fenemore28 May 2015 at 20:38

    I never lie ;-) thats the biggest lie lol

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  49. I can't remember of any lies ;o

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  50. Telling my daughter I'm not eating chocolate when I am lol

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  51. Not a lie, as such, but I always used for forge my mum's signature to get me out of things. Important things too, like jabs! :(

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  52. When I was in junior school all my friends had brothers and sisters so I lied and said I had three sisters.... they actually believed me.....

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  53. Never lick an iceberg

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  54. I told someone I spoke chinese to get them to go out with me when all i could say was hello oops :) I'm in

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  55. When I was little my big sister was continuously annoying me so I headbutt her :O she ran crying to mum and I swore blind I didn't do it so she got told off for lying. I had to confess about 30 minutes later as I felt so bad about it. On the plus side, other than the 3 usual white lies to my kids I am a stickler for the truth.

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  56. I work in a shop and I constantly lie to customers saying I've checked if something is in the warehouse they are looking for when I haven't even looked, oops .

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  57. At Brownies I said I didn't like carrots when I did and I got a badge for eating something I didn't like. Very bad.

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  58. the tooth fairy writes tiny notes saying well done for brushing your teeth - got away with that afew times

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  59. saying I was ill on the day of a big exam when I was at a party the day before

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  60. That I've been busy cleaning the house all day when actually just moved a few things to make it look like I have!

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  61. said l was married when l was not to avoid being asked out.

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  62. I once told someone when I was in school that I had a wooden leg...for no apparent reason. It was really hard to keep a straight face when she kept poking it with the pointy end of her umbrella!

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  63. Telling a date I was 21(when I was actually 31!)

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  64. Go to sleep or Father Christmas wont come

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  65. I don't remember telling any particularly big lies.

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  66. I think the biggest lie I have ever told, would be to my husband! Out shopping one day I saw a pair of 'to-die-for' shoes and I totally fell in love with them and had to have them! They were pretty expensive......so when I got home and showed hubby my new prized possesion, he looked at me with a scathing eye and asked how much they cost! I told him £25.00 in the sale.....and he believed me!

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  67. My mum still thinks my tattoo is a 10 year henna one, so I've only got one year left before it will fade away - oops!!!

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  68. Told my parents I was stopping in a friends caravan but actually missed last coach & slept rough until caught one back next day.

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  69. I don't know who broke the camera ...

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  70. Denielle Nicol30 May 2015 at 12:38

    That I'm married with kids when unwanted blokes are trying it on!.

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  71. saying i didnt have the last chocy lol

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  72. Told my parents as a teenager that I was staying at my friends houses many times, to the extreme where one of my friends would pretend to be another one's mum to speak to our mums to confirm it was okay! Then really we'd stay out all night on the park drinking :-O

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  73. The old classic of the icecream van doesn't have any icecream left if the music is playing.

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  74. I used to tell my mum I had ear aches so I could get some yummy banana medicine from the doctors.

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  75. I entered :) I'm not sure what the biggest lie I ever told was, which is probably a good thing! Though I did once accidentally scratch the car and then deny all knowledge

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  76. Probably that Father christmas and the tooth fairy exist as you have to carry that lie on for many years!

    Keeley Shaw

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  77. got sterilising solution on my husbands fav hoodie and bleached a few spots onto it, "I have no idea how they got there"

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  78. I pretended I was Spanish to avoid a creepy guy who was trying to chat me up

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  79. I am always decluttering the kids toys and when they ask me where something is I always say it was broken and not that I just gave it to the charity shop!

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  80. That I've never told a die.

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