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Two Movies, One Classic Tale

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Fascinating how new ways of storytelling develop, yet classic stories still trend and never grow old. Who would've thought that Disney's second animated film would get two adaptations released in the same year—2022? We swear this isn't a lie. We don't want our noses growing!

That's right! We are talking about Pinocchio and how it is getting two film adaptations from two of the highly subscribed streaming platforms—Disney+ and Netflix.

Although Pinocchio has been made for the screen several times since its publication in the 1883 children's novel by Carlo Collodi, these upcoming films are guaranteed to be binge worthy for people of all ages.

How are they different?

Disney stories and adaptations have played a massive part in making our childhood complete. From increasing our vocabulary as kids, meeting new friends due to the mutual likeness for books and movies, to the formation of our moral values, which even until adulthood remains with us.

Through Disney’s new streaming platform—Disney+ (Disney Plus)—Pinocchio’s story is set forth in a family-friendly, live-action remake, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto, to be released next week.

Netflix, on the other hand, being one of the world’s leading and trending entertainment platforms, is set to release a stop-motion animated version by the Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro and starring Ewan McGregor stars as Jiminy Cricket.

Del Toro announced his intention to make Pinocchio 14 years ago but struggled to attract financing for the film, so it was canceled in 2017. Now, Netflix has already confirmed its release in December.

Retelling one of our favorite classic tales is indeed great news to kick off the fall season.

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