Disney's Live-Action Pinocchio Remake Joins the Crowd

The teaser trailer for Disney's live-action remake of Pinocchio has dropped. Calling it "live action" is just a little more accurate than calling the CGI animals in the remake of The Lion King "live action." Tom Hanks as Geppetto is certainly himself, although hidden under a voluminous mustache. There are a few other roles played by people, but we don't see them in the trailer, except for a glimpse of Cynthia Erivo as The Blue Fairy, only partially animated by special effects. The puppets and the animals are animated. The movie will premiere on Disney+ on September 8.

The year 2022 is the year of Pinocchio. Back in March, a CGI version of the story from Lionsgate starring Pauley Shore called Pinocchio: A True Story went straight to DVD and on-demand. Then in December, we'll see Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, which is completely animated, and will give us a darker, grittier version of the story. It's supposed to be a little closer to the 1883 Italian novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, while the Disney version will stick close to the story of its own 1940 film.

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio will premiere on Netflix in December 2022. -via Boing Boing 

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