New Trailer for Zemeckis’ ‘Pinocchio’ Previews a CG Critter Parade

The new trailer, key art and stills from Disney’s live-action Pinocchio, which features a menageris of CG animals (and of course, the famous boy puppet) have arrived. Premiering on Disney+ Day September 8, the film is directed by Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis and delivers a retelling of the beloved Collodi tale, starring the characters made famous in Disney’s 1940 animated feature.

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Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in ‘Pinocchio’, [courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.]
Pinocchio is the story 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 voices 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 September 8 and is available for Pre-Save/Pre-Add.

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The Blue Fairy (Cynthia Erivo), Pinocchio (voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) and Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in ‘Pinocchio’ [courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.]
The screenplay for Pinocchio is by Zemeckis & Chris Weitz. Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, Zemeckis and Derek Hogue are the film’s producers, with Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, Jeremy Johns and Weitz as the film’s executive producers.

 

Disney’s Live-Action Pinocchio, exclusively on Disney+. All photos courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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