Disney+ Day is tomorrow, but we are already getting fresh news and announcements from the House of Mouse. One of the announcements revealed that the live-action remake of Disney’s classic Pinocchio will be released next summer, between June and September 2022 to be specific. Disney also revealed a teaser trailer:
The story of Pinocchio is known to everybody. Carlo Collodi wrote the original novel about the animated marionette and his father back in 1883. Walt Disney made the legendary animated movie that was released in February 1940.
Tom Hanks is starring as Geppetto, a woodcarver who created Pinocchio. Christian Rub voiced Geppetto in the original Disney Classic. Live-action remake will be directed by Back to the Future and Forest Gump director Robert Zemeckis. He also worked with Hanks on a 2004 Christmas movie The Polar Express. Pinocchio’s live-action remake will be released exclusively on Disney+.
The live-action remake of Pinocchio is only one of the movies in the series of remakes of legendary Disney Classics. Except for Pinocchio, Disney is also developing the remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as Evil Queen, with Marc Webb set to direct. There is also a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid with Halle Bailey starring in a titular role. The Little Mermaid will be released in May 2023, and Snow White is set to begin production next year.
When the woodworker Geppetto sees a falling star, he wishes that the puppet he just finished, Pinocchio, could become a real boy. In the night, the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish and asks Jiminy Cricket to serve as the wooden boy’s conscience. But the naive and trusting Pinocchio falls into the clutches of the wicked Honest John, who leads him astray to the sinful Pleasure Island.Pinocchio (1940) synopsis