Disney has dropped the first teaser trailer for its upcoming hybrid version of Pinocchio from director Robert Zemeckis.
Zemeckis is no stranger to animation/live-action hybrids – he is after all the director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit – but this film has one up on that iconic earlier film because even the sets appear to be fully cgi. The trailer displays little to nothing in the way of full sets and suggests a heavy reliance on virtual production techniques, much like Disney’s recent remakes of The Jungle Book and The Lion King. Tom Hanks and a few other characters (Blue Fairy, Stromboli) appear to be the only fleshy chunks of humanity in the teaser.
Pinocchio will be available to stream on Disney+ starting September 8, which Disney has dubbed Disney+ Day. Held in the buildup to the D23 Expo, Disney+ Day will see the streaming platform host several special programs teasing upcoming content from several of the company’s marquee brands.