Pinocchio 2022 Disney: Is it family-friendly?

Disney+ has released the official trailer for the live-action remake of the classic ‘Pinocchio’ movie. It will arrive on the streaming service on September 8 and has an all-star cast. Starring Tom Hanks as puppet maker Geppetto and Ryan Evan Ainsworth as the titular puppet’s voice actor, this movie might be live action, but Pinocchio still isn’t a living boy.

According to Variety, the film is a remake of the 1940 Disney classic, but was originally based on Carlo Collodi’s 1883 children’s book, “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” Geppetto the puppet maker is childless and wants his puppet to turn into a living boy. Then, the Blue Fairy grants the wish, and Pinocchio embarks on a coming-of-age journey.

Variety reported that the film will also star Luke Evans, who played Gaston in the live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” Deadline said classic songs like “When You Wish Upon a Star” will reappear in this live-action version, but “The Polar Express” composers Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard will add new original songs to the soundtrack. .

While “Pinocchio” may be a beloved classic, some have pointed out that it has a dark and gruesome genesis given the book’s content and that the 1940 film is creepy and dark in its own way. It remains to be seen if the live-action “Pinocchio” will be as chilling as the 1940 film.

After watching the trailer, one author wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle, “Having said that, none of these movies really freaked me out until this trailer showed Pinocchio’s head as Linda Blair in “The Exorcist”. I guess transforming the endearing childhood icon into a terrifying wooden golem is a new twist, but it’s not what I was hoping for.

The show will be available to stream on Disney+ on September 8.

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