The New Pinocchio Movie Cast, Release Date & More (2022)

As Disney continues to turn each of its animated icons into live-action reimaginations, the new Pinocchio movie is soon to be upon us in 2022. Here is everything you need to know about the new Pinnocchio movie cast, release date and more. We can’t wait to view the reimagining of the classic cautionary fairy tale.

Who is behind the new Pinocchio movie?  

First off, who is at the helm of the new Pinocchio movie? Disney has brought on famed Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis. With Zemeckis having also directed other fantastical adventures such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) and The Polar Express (2004), fans of this story will be excited to see how he updates one of Disney’s most iconic films. The new Pinocchio will be a mix of both live action and animation, with Zemeckis utilizing cutting edge performance capture technology in order to bring the classic characters to life on screen. Alongside Zemeckis is Chris Weitz, who has worked on films such as About a Boy (2002) and  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). He will be writing the screenplay for the new movie.

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What is the original Pinocchio movie about?  

For those who are unfamiliar with the original Pinocchio movie, it follows the story of a wooden puppet who is brought to life by a blue fairy. Pinocchio must then learn to be brave, truthful, and unselfish in order to become a real boy. Along the way, he meets Jiminy Cricket who serves as his conscience, as well as the villainous Stromboli and the temptress, Honest John.

What can we expect from the new Pinocchio movie?  

While not much is known about the plot of the new Pinocchio movie, it is safe to say that we can expect a few changes from the original film. With Zemeckis at the helm, we can expect a more modernized take on the story while still staying true to the heart of the original film.

We can also expect an all-star cast in the new movie. While no official announcements have been made, there are rumors about some heavy hitters being part of the new Pinocchio movie cast.

Who is in the new Pinocchio movie cast?  

While the full cast list has not been released yet, there are rumors of the new Pinocchio movie cast members.

Newcomer Benjamin Evan Ainsworth will be playing the famous Pinocchio- once he gets turned into a real boy, of course. Cynthia Ervo will portray the Blue Fairy who casts this spell on Pinocchio, providing a refreshing bit of diversity in this mainstream reboot. Tom Hanks, who Zemeckis worked with on Polar Express, Forrest Gump and Cast Away, is to portray the old inventor Gepetto, who creates Pinnochio as a wooden doll. There’s no doubt that these are excellent choices for the new Pinocchio movie cast.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who played Phillipe Petit in The Walk (2015) for Mr. Zemeckis, will provide the voice of Jiminy Cricket. Luke Evans, of Beauty and the Beast (2017) and The Hobbit (2012-2014) trilogy, will play the role of The Coachman. And in addition, a new character named Sofia the Seagull will be played by Lorraine Bracco. In our opinion, these are some great people to include in the new Pinocchio movie cast.

More about Pinnochio, Gepetto, and Jiminy Cricket  

If you aren’t familiar with the characters in the past Pinocchio films here is a quick run down about the 3 of the main characters to bring you up to speed.

Who is Pinocchio?  

Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who is brought to life by a blue fairy tale and is rather selfish and untruthful. He’s challenged by having to learnt obe brave and truthful in order to become a real boy. He must learn to be brave, truthful and unselfish in order to become a real boy.

Who is Jiminy Cricket?  

Jiminy Cricket is a talking cricket and Pinocchios conscience. He helps guide Pinocchio on his journey to become a real boy, while teaching him the importance of being good.

Who is Gepetto?  

Gepetto is Pinnochio’s creator. He is an old woodcarver who makes a wooden puppet that he names Pinocchio.

Disney’s Pinocchio 2022 Release Date  

The new Pinocchio movie was originally set to be released on November 24th, 2021, but was pushed back due to pandemic-related production delays. The current release date for the movie is set for September 8, 2022. Disney has decided it will go directly to streaming on Disney Plus.

More from Disney?  

You think the cast of the new Pinnochio movie looks good? Wait until you see what else Disney has in store for its fans. This is not the only movie Disney has in mind, though; a live-action sequel called Peter Pan and Wendy, helmed by David Lowery (the Pete’s Dragon remake), wherein Jude Law has been cast as the nefarious Captain Hook, along with comedian Jim Gaffigan as his henchman Smee.

The new Pinocchio movie is going to be a hit!  

The new Pinocchio movie is arguably one of the most highly-anticipated films of the year and is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages. With an excellent director and rumored star-studded cast, this film is poised to be a success. We can’t wait to see how Zemeckis updates this classic tale for a new generation.