Pinocchio Featurette: Go Behind the Scenes of Disney's Live-Action Film

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Walt Disney Studios has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for Pinocchio, its forthcoming live-action film starring Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and more. It is scheduled to make its debut on September 8 as part of the Disney+ Day celebration.

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The Pinocchio featurette highlights the timeless masterpiece as well as the exciting and daunting process of bringing it to life on the big screen. It features commentary from the cast as they talk about their favorite things about the newest adaptation.

Disney’s live-action Pinocchio is directed by Robert Zemeckis from a screenplay he co-wrote with Chris Weitz, based on the classic children’s tale by Italian author Carlo Collodi. It will center on the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a “real boy,” the relationship between a father and son, the ramifications of lying and creating stories, and living in a fantasy world.

Zemeckis and Hanks’ collaborative partnership goes back to the latter’s second-consecutive Oscar-winning turn in Forrest Gump. The two would later reunite on Cast Away, which netted Hanks another Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win, followed by the Christmas cult classic The Polar Express. The project is produced by Weitz and Andrew Miano via their Depth of Field production banner.

The original Pinocchio first debuted in theaters in 1940 and won two Academy Awards. In the Disney-animated film Pinocchio, the lead role was voiced by Dickie Jones, with Jiminy Cricket played by Cliff Edwards and Master Geppetto by Christian Rubb.

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