Pinocchio to premiere on Disney+
March 10, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Disney has announced that the upcoming, all-new live action Pinocchio movie which will premiere exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service this September.
Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) helms the live action retelling of the renowned tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on an enchanting adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto (pictured), the wood-carver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son.
The movie also features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, Keegan-Michael Key as ‘Honest’ John, Lorraine Bracco as Sofia the Seagull (a new character) and Luke Evans as The Coachman.
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.