New ending, more big changes in 2022 movie

Pinocchio (voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) sings

Spoiler alert! We’re discussing important plot details and the ending of Disney + ‘s new “Pinocchio” remake.

The world’s most famous wooden boy is getting a computer-generated makeover.

Disney is dipping back into its well of animated classics for “Pinocchio” (streaming now on Disney +), a live-action remake of the studio’s 1940 movie. The film, which has just 30% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, follows a puppet named Pinocchio (voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who comes to life thanks to the Blue Fairy (Cynthia Erivo). And with the help of his “conscience di lui,” a cricket called Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), he learns how to be brave, truthful and unselfish.

Robert Zemeckis directs, reuniting with his “Forrest Gump” star Tom Hanks, who plays Pinocchio’s woodworker father Geppetto. Here are the biggest changes between the original and new films:

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No, you don’t have to worry about Jiminy Cricket doing TikTok dances. But Zemeckis and co-writer Chris Weitz do attempt to modernize “Pinocchio” with some social media-friendly references. Before duplicitous fox Honest John (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key) sells Pinocchio to traveling puppeteer Stromboli (Giuseppe Battiston), he promises the wooden boy riches and stardom, telling him to abandon school and become “an influencer.” He later suggests stage names for Pinocchio, one of which is Chris Pine (of “Don’t Worry Darling” fame).

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