Disney+ Reveals The Premiere Window For Its Live-Action Pinocchio Movie

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Disney+ revealed the premiere window for its live-action Pinocchio movie retelling while also confirming the film's main cast.

As part of its Disney+ Day event commemorating the service's second anniversary, the streamer officially announced the live-action Pinocchio will release in Fall 2022. Tom Hanks is starring as Gepetto, the kind yet lonely wood-carver, with Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voicing Pinocchio, the wooden puppet made by Gepetto who's magically brought to life and sets out on a journey to become a real, human boy.

The confirmed cast members include Cynthia Erivo as the magical Blue Fairy who brings Pinocchio to life, as well as Luke Evans as the insidious Coachman who runs Pleasure Island. Joseph Gordon-Levitt also lends his voice to the film as Jiminy Cricket, the good-natured insect who acts as Pinocchio's "conscience" on his adventures, with Keegan-Michael Key voicing the trickster, anthropomorphic red fox "Honest" John Worthington Foulfellow, and Lorraine Bracco lending her vocals to Sofia the Seagull.

Pinocchio is a fictional character and the protagonist of the children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) by Italian writer Carlo Collodi of Florence, Tuscany. Pinocchio was carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a Tuscan village. He was created as a wooden puppet but he dreams of becoming a real boy. He is notably characterized for his frequent tendency to lie, which causes his nose to grow.

Pinocchio is a cultural icon. He is one of the most re-imagined characters in children's literature. His story has been adapted into many other media, notably the 1940 Disney film Pinocchio. Collodi often used the Italian Tuscan dialect in his book. The name Pinocchio is a combination of the Italian words pino (pine), and occhio (eye); Pino is also an abbreviation of Giuseppino, the diminutive for Giuseppe (the Italian form of Joseph); one of the men who greatly influenced Collodi in his youth was Giuseppe Aiazzi, a prominent Italian manuscript specialist who supervised Collodi at the Libreria Piatti bookshop in Florence. Geppetto, the name of Pinocchio's creator and “father,” is the diminutive for Geppo, the Tuscan pronunciation of ceppo, meaning a log, stump, block, stock or stub.

Source: CBR
Author: Mohit Gaur 

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