The only character who doesn't appear in the teaser trailer for Disney+'s live-action remake of Pinocchio is, well, Pinocchio.

The would-be real boy is glimpsed only in the very last second of the preview, with the teaser instead focusing on Tom Hanks' Geppetto as he makes a wish upon the first star that he sees that night. In this version, though, it's Cynthia Erivo's Blue Fairy who actually performs "When You Wish Upon a Star," as Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) watches on in amazement.

The first footage also provides glimpses of Luke Evans as The Coachman and Giuseppe Battiston as Señor Stromboli, as well as "Honest" John Worthington Foulfellow (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key) and Sofia the Seagull (Lorraine Bracco). Watch the trailer below.

This Pinocchio is, of course, a remake of the 1940 Disney animated classic, which itself was based on Carlo Collodi's 1883 Italian book, The Adventures of Pinocchio. Not to be confused with Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio — which is also coming to streamers this year — Disney's retelling hails from Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) from a screenplay he wrote with Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (About a Boy).

The 1940 Pinocchio took home two Oscars, winning Best Original Score and Best Original Song (for "When You Wish Upon a Star"). Alan Silvestri assumes composing duties for the 2022 Pinocchio, with new original songs courtesy of Silvestri and Glen Ballard.

Pinocchio is streaming exclusively on Disney+ on Sept. 8.



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