Robert Zemeckis Is Set To Direct Disney’s “Live-Action” Pinocchio

Robert Zemeckis Is Set To Direct Disney’s “Live-Action” Pinocchio. It’s official and the rumors are true! Having lost multiple directors before production began, it looks like Disney may have finally found a director for the “live-action” remake of the Disney Classic Animated Feature Film, Pinocchio. Robert Zemeckis will direct the featured film for Disney.

According to, Disney had approached famed motion capture director, Robert Zemeckis to direct the live-action Pinocchio a few months ago and Zemeckis has since signed on to direct. Zemeckis has many films under his directorial belt including: The Polar Express, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, and Beowulf, and seems to be a natural fit as puppet master for Disney.

Photo Credit: Disney also shared this description of the original animated film, “The original Pinocchio, based on the 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, first debuted in theaters in 1940 and won two Academy Awards. In the 1940 Disney-animated film Pinocchio, the lead role was voiced by Dickie Jones, Jiminy Cricket by Cliff Edwards, and Master Geppetto by Christian Rubb… Pinocchio will center on the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a “real boy,” and the relationship between a father and son, the ramifications of lying and creating stories and living in a fantasy world.”

Disney has yet to share how they plan on bringing the adventurous puppet to life on the big screen, but continues to move forward with the project despite major set backs in production. It is also currently unknown if the “live-action” Pinocchio will premiere in theaters on on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.

Are you excited for a “live-action” Pinocchio? Do you think Disney has remade enough films, or do you enjoy the live-action trend? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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Featured Photo Credit: Disney

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