Monday, April 22, 2024

Disney’s Tom Hanks “Pinocchio” Not Going to Theaters, Won’t Qualify for Oscars (Trailer)


“Pinocchio” is coming, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks.

Remember, these two powerhouses had a huge hit with another family movie, “The Polar Express.”

So why is the Maus Haus releasing “Pinocchio” just to Disney Plus on September 8th and not to theaters? Isn’t this the perfect film for theaters? And also, if they want to qualify for the Oscars, “Pinocchio” has to be released in theaters. Hello?

There’s a great cast too, including Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Keegan Michael Key, and Luke Evans.

Something is very odd about all this.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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