From Filmax (Spain) and CineGroup (France) comes an all-new CG feature that’s been snatched up for North America release by Lions Gate Films. And yes, you read that right, Collodi-fans, it’s called "Pinocchio 3000." Check out the trailer right here.
"This update on the classic fairy tale of Pinocchio is set in the year 3000, where an ever-kindly Geppetto has built a robot boy equipped with human emotions. In an entirely technological city, ruled by progress-obsessed Mayor Scamboli, children struggle to retain a place for play in an ultra-efficient world. Meanwhile, Geppetto and his assistant, Spencer the Cyber Penguin, perfect their prototype. But Cyberina the holographic fairy has decreed that he must earn his heart by learning the difference between right and wrong before he can be a real boy. Some of the main characters are voiced by Malcolm McDowell, Howie Mandel, and Whoopi Goldberg."
LG hasn’t divulged a definite release date, but expect the thing to be on DVD by Labor Day.