The premiere date for Disney+’s version of the classic fable “Pinocchio,” starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto, has been announced. On September 8, 2022, the film, a live-action remake of Disney’s 1940 cartoon classic, will debut on Disney+ throughout the globe.
That’s in honor of Disney+ Day, the Mouse House’s annual celebration of the streaming service it launched last year. “In the coming months,” Disney added, it will reveal other Disney+ Day premieres from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, in addition to “Pinocchio.”
The Disney+ Day Announcements.
A teaser trailer for “Pinocchio,” starring Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Lorraine Bracco, and Luke Evans, was also published by Disney.
The Disney+ Day announcements will precede the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, which will take place Sept. 8-10 in Anaheim, Calif., and will include “exclusive experiences for fans and subscribers,” as well as debuts of new content from iconic brands.
The Film’s Producers Are Robert Zemeckis.
“Pinocchio” is directed by Robert Zemeckis. Hanks plays Geppetto, the wood craftsman who creates Pinocchio (Ainsworth), and treats him as if he were his own kid. Gordon-Levitt plays Pinocchio’s adviser and “conscience,” Jiminy Cricket;
Erivo plays the Blue Fairy; Key plays “Honest” John; Bracco plays Sofia the Seagull, a new character; and Luke Evans plays The Coachman. Fabiana (and her marionette Sabina) are played by Kyanne Lamaya, Senior Stromboli is played by Giuseppe Battiston, and Lampwick is played by Lewin Lloyd.
The film’s producers are Robert Zemeckis, Derek Hogue, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, and Paul Weitz, with executive producers Jackie Levine, Jack Rapke, Alexandra Derbyshire, and Jeremy Johns.
“The Little Mermaid “.
“The Little Mermaid,” which will be released in theaters on May 26, 2023, and “Peter Pan & Wendy,”
which, like “Pinocchio,” will be a Disney+ exclusive, are two more future live-action remakes of Disney animation flicks.
Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion musical adaption of “Pinocchio,” starring Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, and John Turturro, will be released on Netflix in December 2022.
Trailer of The Pinocchio 2022.
The first trailer for Pinocchio only shows a little portion of the eponymous living toy (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) being carved out of a piece of wood by his puppet-making father Geppetto (Tom Hanks).
What you do see is the time, care, and love Geppetto takes into creating his handcrafted son, as well as how the kind Blue Fairy grants his disastrous request for the puppet to come to life (Cynthia Erivo). The trailer’s few fast images reveal how much of the film will revolve around Jiminy Cricket (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he meets people like Sofia the Seagull (Lorraine Bracco) and “Honest” John Worthington Foulfellow (Keegan-Michael Key), a slick-talking fox.
Even though Pinocchio is a live-action film, its fantastical storybook characters have all been rendered more or less like “realistic” versions of their classic Disney cartoon counterparts, which is sure to be an aesthetic choice that diehard fans will have no strong feelings about when the film premieres on Disney Plus on September 8th.