No Strings Attached! On-Air Film Review of ‘Pinocchio’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on September 8th, 2022, reviewing “Pinocchio,” the live-action remake of the 1940 animated classic, directed by Robert Zemeckis. It’s streaming on Disney+ beginning September 8th.

Geppetto (Tom Hanks) carves the puppet Pinocchio (voice of Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) in reaction to losing his wife and child. Wishing upon a star, the Blue Fairy (Cynthia Erivo) lands in Geppetto’s workshop and turns Pinocchio into a puppet without strings, and assigns Jiminy Cricket (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as his conscience. As his new father tries to normalize his life, he is kidnapped by Honest John (voice of Keegan-Michael Key) and sold to the traveling show of Stromboli (Giuseppe Battiston). A rescue by his father and friends are in order.

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Patrick McDonald of reviewed “Pinocchio” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, September 8th, 2022 …

“Pinocchio” streams on Disney+ beginning September 8th. Featuring actors and the voices of Tom Hanks, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key and Cynthia Erivo. Screenplay adapted by Robert Zemeckis and Chris Weitz. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Rated “PG senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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