Disney’s never-ending parade of live-action remake continued with the adaptation of the 1940 animated film Pinocchio towards Disney Plus later this year. In the latest trailer for the new movie, we get to see Tom Hanks’ Geppetto and lots of CGI. The film is also directed by Robert Zemeckis, who is reprising Hanks for the first time since 2004 Super fast. Pinocchio is set to release on “Disney Plus Day,” the company’s annual holiday preview date and news release. This year, it falls on September 8.
The trailer is sure to look familiar to those who remember the original animated movie. Toymaker Geppetto (person got his own disturbing musical in 2000) creates a wooden puppet named Pinocchio, although it looks a lot more like plastic in this trailer. Then Pinocchio comes to life, and dreams of becoming a real boy. The puppet then goes on adventures, including but not limited to: hanging out with a cricket named Jiminy, being sold to a circus, and being devoured by a whale.
The series of live-action adaptations of Disney animated classics began in earnest after the success of Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland in 2010. Since then, the effort has resulted in films of varying quality but unquestionable box office success, with Aladdin, Lion King, Forest bookand Beauty and the Beast all of which pass one billion dollars globally. Some of the live-action versions eventually made their way to Disney Plus, like Pinocchio will. These include Magnolia Flower, you woman and you vagabondand the combined release Cruella.
With Hanks’ Geppetto, Pinocchio will also star Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at El Royale, Outsider) as the Green Fairy, who sings the classic Disney song “When you wish you were a star” in this trailer. Other cast includes Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) as the Coach, Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) as the voice of the Honest fox, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Graduate darkness hydrophobic rise) like Jiminy Cricket’s voice.
Surprisingly, this is third Pinocchio project currently on the road in one form or another. Along with the Disney film by Zemeckis, there is also an adaptation of the original children’s novel by Carlo Collodi. Guillermo del Toro at Netflixand a confusing video game called P’s Liescombine Bloodborne– Fighting style with a story of a wooden doll with a growing nose.