Disney’s New Trailer For ‘Pinocchio’ Live-Action Gives First Look At Puppet Boy

Disney Plus on Wednesday released a new trailer for its live-action Pinocchio movie, which will hit the streaming service next month.

As good-natured toymaker Gepetto, Tom Hanks reunites with his Oscar-winning director Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis, for the film, a faithful retelling of Disney’s 1940 animated version of the classic fairy tale about a wooden puppet who dreams of to be a human boy.

Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (The Haunting of Bly Manor) voices Pinocchio, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, Giuseppe Battiston as Stromboli, Luke Evans as the Coachman, and Lorraine Bracco as a new character named Sofia the Seagull.

Composer Alan Silvestri – who composed the music for Disney’s Who framed Roger Rabbit, The Parent Trap and Lilo & Stitch – is handling the music, including new songs and a version of When You Wish Upon A Star sung by Erivo .

A trailer released on May 31, but the new clip is the first to show Pinocchio in all his glory. It features his introduction to Gepetto and the threat posed by villainous vulpine Honest John (Keegan-Michael Key), who asks, “Why the hell would you want to be real when you can be. famous?”

Keegan-Michael Key as Honest John

Keegan-Michael Key is Honest John in Disney’s new live-action Pinocchio

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The film is set to arrive on September 8, which is billed as Disney Plus Day. It’s one of two Pinocchio films released this year – the other, a more atmospheric take from Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro – is fully animated and will stream on Netflix, apparently in December.

It features voice work from Ewan McGregor, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, and newcomer Gregory Mann as Pinocchio.

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