Disney has announced its second annual Disney+ Day is happening on September 8th and will lead into the company’s D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event taking place on September 9th through the 11th in Anaheim, California.
For the uninitiated, Disney+ Day is a day event where the house of the mouse celebrates the streaming service’s anniversary. Celebrations from last year include giving fans and subscribers a bevy of new announcements and releases across the company’s many brands, like Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star in Canada. Last Disney+ Day saw the streaming debut of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, Home Sweet Home Alone, The World According to Jeff Goldblum Season 2, and much more.
As a part of the celebration this year, Disney is releasing its live-action Pinocchio film on the streaming service on September 8th. The announcement includes an actual look at the first official teaser trailer of the film, directed by Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis. On Disney+ Day, audiences will be able to watch the “live-action retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy.”
Pinocchio is set to feature an all-star cast, including Tom Hanks as Geppetto, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as the titular Pinocchio, Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, Keegan-Michael Key as “Honest” John, Lorraine Bracco as Sofia the Seagull and Luke Evans as The Coachman. The film was produced by Robert Zemeckis, Derek Hogue, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz alongside executive producers, Jackie Levine, Jack Rapke, Alexandra Derbyshire and Jeremy Johns.
Disney has yet to announce any other releases set for this year’s Disney+ Day, but we may get a better idea closer to September. Alongside that, fans can probably expect Disney to announce some new shows or dates for its upcoming series and films in the worlds of Marvel and more – probably not Star Wars as LucasFilms gave fans of the far, far away galaxy a lot of updates on the upcoming series at Star Wars Celebration.