Updated: 06/01/2022 – 11:48
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With Tom Hanks: First trailer for the live action “Pinocchio”
The fairy tale classic “Pinocchio” is filmed in real life: the first trailer is now available. It stars Tom Hanks as a lonely Geppetto whose dearest wish for a boy comes true.
It’s been over 80 years since Disney brought the wooden puppet Pinocchio to life as an animated film. The life-size adaptation of “Pinocchio” by Robert Zemeckis (70) will be released this fall. A first trailer has just been released and shows Oscar winner Tom Hanks (65) as woodcarver Geppetto, whose dearest wish to have a son comes true.
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Cynthia Erivo (35) also appears there as a shimmering blue fairy who answers Gepetto’s prayer to the stars and brings her wooden doll to life. Of course, the famous song “When You Wish Upon a Star” should not be missing. Neither does Jiminy Cricket, for whom live-action movies can’t help but work with computers.
In the English original, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (41) will lend his voice to the grasshopper who befriends Pinocchio. The Pinocchio puppet, whose nose grows with every lie told, is voiced by 13-year-old up-and-coming actor Benjamin Evan Ainsworth.
No cinema adventure?
Meanwhile, the end of the trailer holds a tangible surprise. Because there it is revealed that the comic will not premiere on September 8, 2022 in cinemas, but on the Disney + streaming service.
Don’t confuse Disney’s reinterpretation of the famous fairy tale with the one announced for Netflix. A stop-motion version by Guillermo del Toro (57) will be released in December 2022, promising to tell the well-known story in a slightly different and much darker way. The animated characters lend their voices to Ewan McGregor (51), Cate Blanchett (53) and Christoph Waltz (65).
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