Pinocchio Live-Action Trailer Makes Him Look Less Like A Real Boy Than Ever

Disney’s endless parade of live-action remakes continues with an adaptation of the 1940s animated film Pinocchio headed to Disney Plus later this year. In the latest trailer for the new movie, we take a look at Tom Hanks’ Geppetto and lots of CGI. The film was also directed by Robert Zemeckis, who is reuniting with Hanks for the first time since 2004. polar express. Pinocchio is slated for release on “Disney Plus Day,” the company’s annual day of previews and news. This year it falls on September 8.

The trailer should certainly sound familiar to anyone who remembers the original animated film. Toymaker Geppetto (who had his own disturbing musical in 2000) creates a wooden puppet named Pinocchio, though he looks a lot more like plastic in this trailer. Then Pinocchio comes to life and dreams of being a real boy. The puppet then goes on adventures, including but not limited to: hanging out with a cricket named Jiminy, getting sold to a circus, and getting swallowed by a whale.

Disney’s series of live-action adaptations of its animated classics began in earnest after Tim Burton’s success Alice in Wonderland in 2010. Since then, the effort has resulted in films of varying quality but undeniable success at the box office, with Aladdin, The Lion King, The jungle Bookand The beauty and the Beast all crossing a billion dollars in the world. The latest live-action remakes went straight to Disney Plus, as did Pinocchio will be. They understand Mulane, the Lady and the Trampand the hybrid version Cruel.

With Hanks Geppetto, Pinocchio will also star Cynthia Erivo (Bad times at the El Royale, the stranger) as The Blue Fairy, who sings the classic Disney song “When you Wish Upon a Star” in this trailer. Other cast members include Luke Evans (The beauty and the Beast) as Coachman, Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) as the voice of Honest the Fox, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The dark knight rises) as the voice of Jiminy Cricket.

Amazingly, this is the third Pinocchio project currently underway in some form. In addition to Zemeckis’ Disney film, there’s also an adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s original children’s novel from Guillermo del Toro on Netflix, and a puzzling video game called P’s lieswhich combines transmitted by blood-combat style with the story of the wooden doll with the growing nose.

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