Pauly Shore's Voice in CG Animated 'Pinocchio: A True Story' Trailer
"Pinocchio is not just a puppet, he's a miracle!" Lionsgate has unveiled an official US trailer for an 3D CG animated movie called Pinocchio: A True Story, originally made in Russia by a Russian filmmaker. This is not the same as the upcoming Guillermo del Toro stop-motion animated Pinocchio movie that was also teased this week. It's the third new Pinocchio movie in the last few years, along with the Italian live-action version recently. This release will be available with an English-language voice cast, featuring Pauly Shore, Jon Heder, and Tom Kenny (of "SpongeBob" fame). Young Pinocchio runs away from his genius creator Jepetto accompanied by the horse Tibalt to see the world and joins the traveling circus run by the hustler Modjafocco. No surprise, this looks awful, with bad animation, a bad story, and bad voice work. Stay away.
Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Vasiliy Rovenskiy's Pinocchio: A True Story, from YouTube:
Think you know the story of Pinocchio? Think again! In this thrilling, humorous take on the classic tale, the wooden hero is a skilled acrobat who performs stunts with his beloved horse, the wisecracking Tybalt. He runs off to join a circus, where he falls for the ringmaster’s daughter, Bella. But when Pinocchio learns the circus is a cover-up for robberies, he must stop the crime spree in order to save Bella – and, hopefully, become human. It’s a magical adventure the whole family will love! Pinocchio: A True Story, originally known as Пиноккио in Russian, is directed by Russian writer / filmmaker Vasiliy Rovenskiy, director of the films Two Tails, The Big Trip, Magic Arch 3D, and A Female Rodent's Back previously. The screenplay is written by Vasiliy Rovenskiy, Maksim Sveshnikov, and Vadim Sveshnikov. This movie is set to open first in Russia starting in February 2022 this winter. Lionsgate will then release Rovenskiy's Pinocchio: A True Story in the US direct-to-DVD / VOD starting on March 22nd, 2022 coming soon. Is anyone interested?