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Song Titles Revealed For Disney+ Original Movie ‘Pinocchio’

The song titles have reportedly been revealed for Disney’s live-action “Pinocchio,” premiering on Disney+ on September 8, 2022.  The film stars Tom Hanks, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Lorraine Bracco, with Cynthia Erivo and Luke Evans. 

The movie’s composer Alan Silvestri (Back to the FutureForrest GumpAvengers: EndgameCast AwayThe Polar Express) and Glen Ballard (Jagged Little PillGhostBack to the Future: The Musical) have written and produced four original songs:

  • When He Was Here With Me & Pinocchio Pinocchio – performed by Tom Hanks who plays Geppetto
  • I Will Always Dance – performed by Kyanne Lamaya as Fabiana
  • The Coachman to Pleasure Island – performed by Luke Evans as The Coachman

Also included are new versions of three songs from Disney’s animated classic written by Leigh Harline & Ned Washington:

  • When You Wish Upon a Star – performed by Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy
  •  Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor’s Life For Me) –performed by Keegan-Michael Key as Honest John
  • I’ve Got No Strings – performed by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as the title character

A soundtrack album featuring both the songs and Silvestri’s original score will be released by Walt Disney Records on Thursday, September 8, 2022.  The album details will be released soon.

Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis directs this live action retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy.

Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the wood carver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his “conscience”; Academy Award® nominee Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key is “Honest” John; Academy Award® nominee Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character, and Luke Evans is The Coachman. Also in the cast are Kyanne Lamaya as Fabiana and Jaquita Ta’Le as her marionette Sabina, Giuseppe Battiston as Stromboli and Lewin Lloyd as Lampwick.

The screenplay for “Pinocchio” is by Robert Zemeckis & Chris Weitz. Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz, Robert Zemeckis and Derek Hogue are the film’s producers, with Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, Jeremy Johns and Paul Weitz the film’s executive producers.

You can watch a trailer for the film below:

“Pinocchio” premieres on Disney+ Day, Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Source: Film Music Reporter

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