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Disney+ on Wednesday released a new trailer for its upcoming live-action adaptation of “Pinocchio” starring Tom Hanks. Photo courtesy of Disney+
Aug. 24 (UPI) — Disney+ on Wednesday shared a new trailer for its upcoming film Pinocchio, a live-action adaptation of the classic 1940s film by Walt Disney.
The trailer showed Tom Hanks in the starring role as Geppetto, a woodcarver who initially builds the puppet Pinocchio to raise as if he were real. However, when a mysterious fairy (Cynthia Erivo) brings Pinocchio to life, Geppetto’s dream of having his own son comes true.
“An almost real boy,” Geppetto says upon seeing Pinocchio come to life. It becomes evident that Pinocchio wants to be completely human, saying, “I want to be real.”
When Pinocchio is whisked away on a dangerous adventure, though, his new friends and family will be forced to embark on a journey after him.
The film is set to be released on Disney+ on Sept. 8, which is marketed as Disney+ Day and will see a large slate of premieres on the streaming platform.
Beyond Hanks and Erivo, a number of talented voice actors will be heard in the film.
This includes 13-year-old Benjamin Evan Ainsworth in the title role, along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket and Keegan Michael-Key as the antagonizing fox Honest John.
Beyond the talented voice cast, many of the songs from the original 1940 film will be heard on the soundtrack.
This includes “When You Wish Upon a Star,” which will be performed by Erivo. The tune has become known as The Walt Disney Company’s signature song, and has been used in the opening credits of Disney projects for decades.
Pinocchio was directed by Robert Zemeckis, known for his collaboration