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Pinocchio teaser trailer: Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis bring the classic tale in live-action on Disney+; Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Jiminy Cricket and Cynthia Erivo make an appearance

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Disney dropped the first teaser trailer of Tom Hanks starrer live-action retelling of the popular fairytale Pinocchio today. Hanks plays Geppetto, the puppeteer who wishes for a son and makes a wooden boy that comes alive after his wish comes true. Cynthia Erivo stars as the Blue Fairy who grants Geppetto’s wish and turns the puppet Pinocchio into a real boy.

13-year-old Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voices Pinocchio in the live-action film while Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the animated narrator Jiminy Cricket, who also gets ample footage in the teaser trailer. The film also stars Lorraine Bracco, Luke Evans, and Keegan-Michael Key. Additional cast members include Kyanne Lamaya, Giuseppe Battiston and Lewin Lloyd.

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Robert Zemeckis has helmed Pinocchio which is based on the 1883 Italian book by Carlo Collodi and 1940 Disney movie of the same name. The live-action film has long been in development since 2015. The teaser trailer gives us a glimpse of the famous ballad When You Wish Upon a Star which is sung by the Blue Fairy instead of Jiminy Cricket as in the original film.

Pinocchio is a DisneyPlusDay premiere and will stream on Disney+ on September 8, 2022.

(Source: YouTube)

 

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