Paul Thomas Anderson bailed out of directing the “Pinocchio” remake starring Robert Downey Jr. Ron Howard has been set to take the director’s chair for “Pinocchio” live action version. Robert Downey Jr. has already been set to play Geppetto who is Pinocchio’s creator and father.
There’s been a lot of live action versions of Disney classics lately and there will be many more up ahead. So far the ones that I know of are “Alice In Wonderland” by Tim Burton and the “Cinderella” live action film. There are many others coming like “The Jungle Book”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Beauty & The Beast”, etc.
I don’t care for all the other live action Disney films but the live action version of “Pinocchio” actually intrigues me. I’m all for it ’cause I’m a huge fan of the animated classic of “Pinocchio”. I’ve always loved that film since I was a kid and still love it now.
I love the idea of Ron Howard taking over ’cause he is one talented film maker. He’s made a lot of great movies. I think he’ll do a great job at this.
They’ll have to start casting for the other characters now. Who are they gonna get for “Pinocchio” himself? They’re gonna have to get a child actor for that role for sure. They’re also gonna have to cast somebody for Stromboli, the Blue Fairy, Jiminy Cricket, Honest John, etc. If the characters are still gonna be animals then they might have to be CGI characters especially Jiminy and Honest John.
I’d say get John Goodman for Stromboli. I’d say get Charlize Theron for the Blue Fairy.
I’m pretty sure Ron Howard would make the whale chase scene pretty epic and will make it a thrill ride. Can’t wait!
Hollywood is going to give the live action, “Pinocchio” another try, and it will be brought to us by Warner Bros. studios. WB’s hired their writer for the live action, “Pinocchio”. That writer is, Bryan Fuller.
Pinocchio, is one of my favorite movies ever made. The first time they tried it live action was the 1996 movie that starred, Jonathan Taylor Thomas. That movie failed in the box office. I’ve seen that version and it did suck hard. It was a big mess.
The Disney animated, “Pinocchio” is such a classic, that it doesn’t need to be live action, in my opinion. If it failed with the Jonathan Taylor Thomas version, Warner Bros. will fail with this one too. A live action, “Pinocchio” will be very difficult to make. You’ve seen the animated one, haven’t ya? Will Warner Bros. version be all live action? Obviously not. They will make a lot of it, CGI.
They’ll make Jimminy Cricket, CGI. They’ll make Monstro the Whale, CGI. The Blue Fairy will be CGI. What about that song “Wish you Upon a Star” that Jimminy sings? WB’s may have to get the rights from “Disney” for the songs that were sung from the original animated film. I’m sorry but this film will probably suck. WB’s wasting their time and money.
I’m probably going to pick this up this week, next time I go to the Wilton Mall again. I’m not into Disney movies that much, but there are very few that I love, and “Pinocchio” is one of them. I think it’s one of my favorite animated Disney films of all times. It tells a great story.
Some other animated Disney films that I like quite a lot are: “Snow White”, “Fantasia”, “The Sword In the Stone”, “The Fox and the Hound”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan”, “The Toy Story” series, “Wall-E”, and “Lady and the Tramp”. All the other ones are too overrated for me.
I really think, “Pinocchio”, is the best Disney animated film ever made, that’s just my personal opinion.