One of the biggest Disney+ Original films heading to the streaming service in 2022 is the live-action version of “Pinocchio”, which has been inspired by Disney’s animated classic.

This retelling, directed by Robert Zemeckis, combines live-action and visual effects and stars Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans and the voices of Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key and Lorraine Bracco.

In the original film, this animated classic told the timeless story of Pinocchio, who continues to inspire a new generation with its masterful animation, award-winning music and unforgettable characters. When loving Geppetto creates a wooden puppet, his wish is granted when it comes to life as a little wooden boy. With faithful friend and conscience Jiminy Cricket by his side, Pinocchio embarks on fantastic adventures that test his bravery, loyalty and honesty until he triumphs in his quest for his heart’s desire: to become a real boy. Contains tobacco depictions.

Recently, Cynthia Erivo, shared a short video on social media, giving us a first look at her as the Blue Fairy, along with a short preview of her singing the classic song, “When You Wish Upon A Star”.

Cynthia Erivo has previously starred in the National Geographic series, “Genius: Aretha” and will be starring in the upcoming film version of “Wicked”.

Pinocchio” premieres on Disney+ in Fall 2022.

Are you looking forward to this new Disney+ Original?

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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  1. CrosswalkX January 12, 2022

    No I'm not very interested in a Pinocchio remake. It sounds too creepy. Even the original story was too creepy and disturbing for me. The only Pinocchio movie I liked is the CGI movie Pinocchio 3000 with the flying cars, hoverboards, holograms, robots. But then again it had a few creepy parts with kids turned into an army of robot attacking Pinocchio and Mayor Scamboli sabotaging the theme park.