Disney’s New Live-Action Pinocchio Trailer Pays Homage to Puppet’s Classic Design

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September 8 is going to be a big day for Disney+ with a bunch of premieres on the streaming platform. Dubbed Disney+ Day, subscribers will get to watch series and films including Cars on the Road, Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder, and more. The live-action Pinocchio film starring Tom Hanks will also be part of the event, and today, a new trailer has been released.

The new trailer gives viewers a better look at Pinocchio, the puppet who wants to become a real boy. The puppet’s design pays homage to the classic animated film while also adding realistic textures and CG look to complement the film’s style.

Joining Tom Hanks are Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Lorraine Bracco, with Cynthia Erivo and Luke Evans.

About Disney’s Pinocchio

Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis directs this live action retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the wood carver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his “conscience”; Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key is “Honest” John; Academy Award nominee Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character, and Luke Evans is The Coachman. Also in the cast are Kyanne Lamaya as Fabiana and Jaquita Ta’Le as her marionette Sabina, Giuseppe Battiston as Stromboli and Lewin Lloyd as Lampwick.

In addition to beloved songs from the original animated classic, including “When You Wish Upon a Star” performed by Cynthia Erivo, the film features new original songs composed by Academy Award nominees Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard (“The Polar Express”). The soundtrack from Walt Disney Records will be available on Sept. 8 and is available for Pre-Save/Pre-Add https://presave.umusic.com/pinocchio-presave

The screenplay for “Pinocchio” is by Robert Zemeckis & Chris Weitz. Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, Robert Zemeckis and Derek Hogue are the film’s producers, with Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, Jeremy Johns and Paul Weitz the film’s executive producers.

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