Disney’s New Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Trailer Released with Premiere Date

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“When you wish upon a star…” Disney fans can likely read that line and hear Jiminy Cricket singing the tune in their heads. Well, now we have exciting news as Disney has dropped the official first trailer for its new live action Pinocchio film, along with a premiere date.

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Disney has announced the Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis is directing the 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 woodcarver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son.

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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 her marionette Sabina), Giuseppe Battiston as Señor Stromboli and Lewin Lloyd as Lampwick.

@Walt Disney Studios took to social media on May 31, 2022, to share the first teaser trailer including the message: “When you wish upon a star… Watch the trailer for the all-new live action #Pinocchio and stream the movie, a #DisneyPlusDay premiere, September 8 on @DisneyPlus.”

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Robert Zemeckis, Derek Hogue, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, and Paul Weitz are the film’s producers, with Jackie Levine, Jack Rapke, Alexandra Derbyshire, and Jeremy Johns the executive producers.

We’re can’t wait to see the film on Disney+ on September 8, 2022, as Disney reveals it will once again celebrate “Disney+ Day“. We’ll be sure to share further details as the film’s details are revealed!

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