Pinocchio is an upcoming American live-action/CGI animated musical fantasy drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Walt Disney Pictures from a screenplay by Zemeckis and Chris Weitz. It’s a remake of the same-named 1940 film, which was based on Carlo Collodi’s 1883 Italian novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. Tom Hanks, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Cynthia Erivo, and Luke Evans will star in the picture, which will also include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, and Lorraine Bracco in voice parts.
Pinocchio (2022) Synopsis
A live-action remake of Disney’s “Pinocchio.”
|Directed by||Robert Zemeckis|
|Screenplay by||· Chris Weitz
· Robert Zemeckis
|Based on||Disney’s Pinocchio
The Adventures of Pinocchio
by Carlo Collodi
|Produced by||· Chris Weitz
· Andrew Milano
|Music by||Alan Silvestri|
|· Walt Disney Pictures
· Depth of Field
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Pinocchio (2022) Cast
- Tom Hanks as Geppetto
- Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as Pinocchio
- Cynthia Erivo as The Blue Fairy
- Luke Evans as The Coachman
Walt Disney Pictures stated on April 8, 2015, that it is producing a live-action rendition of the 1940 cartoon picture Pinocchio. The film’s script is said to be written by Peter Hedges. On May 22, 2017, it was announced that Chris Weitz will take over as screenplay and producer from Hedges, with Sam Mendes in discussions to helm the film. Mendes stepped down as director on November 13, 2017.
producing alongside Weitz, and that filming would begin in late 2018. Despite the fact that Jack Thorne had been tapped to rewrite Weitz’s script, Weitz said on August 21, 2018, that the script was still in the works and that production will take place in England and Italy in 2019. Simon Farnaby was said to be working on a new script for the film in November 2018. However, it was revealed on January 13, 2019, that King had departed the picture due to “family issues,” and that Disney was looking for a new director for the movie.
On October 18, 2019, it was announced that Robert Zemeckis was in discussions to direct the picture and that Weitz, King, and Farnaby had written the newest version of the screenplay, with Weitz and Milano remaining involved in the project as producers. On January 24, 2020, it was announced that Zemeckis will helm the picture and collaborate with Weitz on a fresh script. Executive producers will be Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine, according to reports.
Tom Hanks was in early negotiations to portray Geppetto in the film, but passed on the project after King’s departure, according to a source on November 29, 2018. Hanks returned to the project in August 2020. After reading the script, Hanks allegedly approached director Robert Zemeckis for the part; the two had collaborated on the films Forrest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000), and The Polar Express (2004). Luke Evans was cast as the Coachman in January 2021, while Oakes Fegley was in talks to play Lampwick. Benjamin Evan Ainsworth was cast as the title character in March, with Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, and Lorraine Bracco.
The Blue Fairy will be spoken by Erivo, while Jiminy Cricket, Honest John, and a new character, Sofia the Seagull, will be voiced by Gordon-Levitt, Key, and Bracco, respectively.
Under the working title Mahogany, principal photography began on March 17, 2021, in Cardington Film Studios, England. According to Benjamin Evan Ainswoth, filming ended in April 2021.
The film’s soundtrack will be composed by Alan Silvestri, a frequent collaborator of Zemeckis’. New songs will be written by Silvestri and Glen Ballard for the production, which will also contain music from the original film.
Due to the box office failures of its 2019 remake of Dumbo, it was rumored on October 29, 2019, that Disney was considering releasing the picture on its streaming service, Disney+, however, it was stated that “a theatrical release looks more probable” with the hiring of Robert Zemeckis as director. In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was formally announced on December 9, 2020, that it will be released on Disney+ rather than in theaters.
Is Disney making a new Pinocchio movie?
Yes, Pinocchio is an upcoming American musical fantasy drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
Is Pinocchio 2021 out?
Netflix announced the film’s release date for 2021 on November 6, 2018. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said on January 14, 2021, that the film’s release date might be pushed out to “2022 or beyond,” with Netflix releasing six animated features every year.
How can I watch Pinocchio 2021?
In some areas, the film is available to watch on Amazon Prime.
Is Pinocchio 2021 in English?
Yep, it’s in English.
Why did Pinocchio nose grow?
Pinocchio enjoys sweets but refuses to take medication. When the undertakers arrive, he consumes the medication and feels much better. He then lies, and as a result, his nose grows larger and longer.
Is Pinocchio 2021 on Disney plus?
Yes, it is.
Is Pinocchio real?
Pinocchio is a fictitious character and the protagonist of Italian writer Carlo Collodi of Florence, Tuscany’s children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883). In a Tuscan hamlet, a woodcarver named Geppetto sculpted Pinocchio.
Pinocchio Release Dates
|Switzerland||2022||(German speaking region) (internet)|
|Isle of Man||2022||(internet)|
Also Known As (AKA)
|Canada (English title)||Pinocchio|
|Canada (French title)||Pinocchio|
|India (English title)||Pinocchio|
|India (Hindi title)||Pinocchio|
|Japan (Japanese title)||Pinocchio|
|Mexico (alternative title)||Pinocho|
|USA (working title)||Mahogany|