Report: Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Has Been Cancelled

It would appear that Disney canned their upcoming live-action adaptation of Pinocchio, at least according to cinematographer Seamus McGarvey.

McGarvey was on board to be cinematographer for the film, but he revealed during a stop by Discussing Film that Disney nixed the project over the holidays:

“I don’t think it’s a secret anymore, but the film has been cancelled over the holidays, over Christmas.

The director basically pulled out of the film, for um, family reasons. Disney are trying to find a new director, but yeah, I read those reports that Tom Hanks and all those other people, but yeah, they’re trying to get it going.”

Disney has yet to comment on the possible cancellation.

There is still a stop-motion Pinocchio in the works from Guillermo del Toro for Netflix, which sounds just as dark and delicious as one would think it would be.

We’ll let you know what we hear about the tale of two wooden boys.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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