Who is the voice of Pinocchio in Disney’s live-action movie? Meet the 13-year-old actor
Pinocchio gets the live treatment. The new live-action and CGI retelling of the beloved tale will premiere September 8 during Disney+ Day. After Geppetto builds and treats Pinocchio as his real son, Pinocchio embarks on a thrilling journey to become a real boy.
The character of Pinocchio comes to life in incredible fashion in Disney’s new live-action movie. Watching the film, you might be wondering: who is voicing Pinocchio? HollywoodLife has everything you need to know.
Who is the voice of Pinocchio in Disney’s live-action movie?
Benjamin Evan Ainsworth is the voice of Pinocchio in the Disney live-action movie. In the 1940 animated film, the character was voiced by dick jones. Although the character was created by a computer, Benjamin was on set every day saying his lines and acting with the other cast members.
“Ben Ainsworth couldn’t be better than Pinocchio. Ben walked on set, and he was a pro. He was ready. He knew what he had to do. He came and was always there to deliver. He’s a spectacular actor”, the director Robert Zemeckis said in a statement.
The director also talked about the importance of finding the right voice actors for the roles. “They have to understand that wall of invisibility in this situation. They have to act. When they’re off camera, they can’t just sit there reading lines. They have to do the line, play the lines. Whether it’s live action or visual effects, you’re always looking for the right actor for the role.All of my voice actors are fantastic.
The new Pinocchio is inspired by the character’s look from the original 1940 animated film. The live-action version is three-dimensional, and because the character is made of wood, it has a grain of wood that, like skin, had to move with precision when he became a living puppet. “You always have to switch things up when ‘scaling’ an animated character,” Robert explained.
Benjamin joins an incredible cast. Pinocchio also stars tom hank like Geppetto, Cynthia Erivo like the blue fairy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt like Jiminy Cricket, Luke Evans like The Coachman, Key Keegan-Michael like Honest John, and Lorraine Bracco like Sophia.
Who is Benjamin Evan Ainsworth?
Benjamin is only 13 years old, but he already has quite a CV. Before voicing the role of Pinocchio, Benjamin notably starred in the 2020 Netflix limited series The Haunting of Bly Manor. He played Miles Wingrave.
The young actor recently landed the lead role in the film All entertainment and gameswhich was produced by Jo and Anthony Russo. He also appeared in the first season of Netflix The sand man. Her first movie credit was in Disney+ Flora & Ulysses in 2021.
When not playing, Benjamin enjoys playing rugby and hockey. He is a huge Liverpool FC fan. He also enjoys singing, writing songs, producing music and playing drums.