That Pinocchio the release date is upon us.
This year’s Disney+ Day will be a special occasion as it will see the live-action remake of one of the most beloved Disney classics, Pinocchio. Here the whole family will watch it together.
When to watch Pinocchio on Disney+
Disney sets Pinocchio release date on Disney+ starts at 3 ET/12 PT on Thursday, September 8. Robert Zemeckis directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Chris Weitz, based on the classic children’s story by Italian author Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio is just one of the many exclusive content that will debut on Disney+ Day, a list that includes Thor: Love and Thunder streaming release, Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return, and more. The story follows a wooden doll who dreams of becoming a “real boy” before discovering what the world is really like. It also centers on a father-son relationship, the consequences of lying and living in a fantasy world.
The film stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as the title character, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, as well as Luke Evans as the villainous Coachman and Keegan-Michael Key as Honest John. Additionally, Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character created just for the live-action film. 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 Oscars. Although it was not a box office success, fans always loved the story of wooden boys. In the Disney animated film Pinocchio, Dickie Jones voiced the titular doll. Additionally, Cliff Edwards was Jiminy Cricket and Christian Rubb was Master Geppetto.