Tom Hanks and Geppetto
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FIRST LOOK of Tom Hanks as Geppetto in ‘Pinocchio’

Calling all Disney film fans! We have exciting news as Disney has revealed the FIRST LOOK of Tom Hanks as Geppetto in the upcoming Pinocchio live-action film.

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Disney is on a live-action roll! We’ve seen several classic Disney movies become live-action films in recent years with movies such as Cinderella (2015), The Jungle Book (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Mary Poppins (2018), Aladdin (2019), Dumbo (2019), Mulan (2020), and Cruella (2021). Plus, a live-action Snow White is in the works. The Disney classics turned live-action films continue!

First announced as part of Disney Investor Day in December 2020, the live-action Pinocchio is said to follow along closely with the storyline for the 1940 Walt Disney Animation Studios classic, Pinocchio.

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So far, we know the live-action retelling of Pinocchio will star Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo (Blue Fairy), Luke Evans, and the voices of Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Jiminy Cricket), Keegan-Michael Key, and Lorraine Bracco. The director of the film is Robert Zemeckis.

This isn’t Tom Hanks’s first run with Disney as he voices Sheriff Woody in Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story (1995) franchise. Tom also played the role of Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks (2013).

Now, we’re seeing the FIRST LOOK of Tom Hanks as Geppetto! @disneyplus took to Twitter to share, “First Look! Check out Tom Hanks as Geppetto and our beloved Pinocchio, voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth. #Pinocchio is coming to #DisneyPlus this September.”

Check out the photo of Tom Hanks as Geppetto below:

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The Disney+ news just keeps coming as we have recently learned of a new ad pricing adjustment for Disney+. We are also looking forward to the Disney+ exclusive Hocus Pocus 2 film on the way this fall. In the meantime, we’ll eagerly await the arrival of Disney’s live action remake of Pinocchio streaming exclusively on Disney+ this September!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.