Pinocchio might not have been the primary animated movie produced by Walt Disney, nevertheless it has a serious place in Disney lore. The 1940 animated basic nonetheless holds up effectively 82 years after its preliminary launch, and its signature track, When You Want Upon a Star, has change into an anthem for the whole Disney firm. For this 12 months’s Disney+ Day, the studio is releasing a big-budget, live-action remake of Pinocchio. And this CGI picket puppet seems uncannily like his conventionally animated counterpart in the new trailer.

It’s a basic story primarily based upon Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, and all the acquainted beats from the animated movie are right here. The trailer depicts Pinocchio’s first assembly along with his adoptive father, Geppetto, as performed by Tom Hanks. Pinocchio actually appears to love Geppetto, however he can’t appear to hold himself out of hassle. That’s why the Blue Fairy made Jiminy Cricket act as Pinocchio’s conscience. However there’s solely a lot a cricket can do when Pinocchio faces temptation.

Disney's Pinocchio from the forthcoming live-action remake.

The trailer shies away from depicting the horrors of Pleasure Island, which have been actually disturbing even in the animated flick. However we do see that Geppetto and Pinocchio change into separated by their trials. And the one means Pinocchio can reunite along with his father is by going deep inside the stomach of the good whale, Monstro.

Benjamin Evan Ainsworth offers the voice of Pinocchio, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, Cynthia Erivo as The Blue Fairy, Keegan-Michael Key as “Trustworthy” John Worthington Foulfellow, Lorraine Bracco as Sofia the Seagull, Luke Evans as The Coachman, Kyanne Lamaya as Fabiana (and her marionette Sabina), Giuseppe Battiston as Señor Stromboli, and Lewin Lloyd as Lampwick.

Robert Zemeckis directed the remake and co-wrote the script with Chris Weitz. It should debut on Disney+ Day on September 8.

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