DISNEY+ MILITARY PARTNERSHIP BRINGS PINOCCHIO LIVE ACTION FILM TO YOU
By Shannon Lawlor
Your favorite puppet is coming to life… again. Not just in the original story but on the big screen. The Pinocchio live-action film, which was released for streaming on Disney+ on September 8, is being brought to 17 military bases for free showings. So, if you’re looking for a fun night out, this might just be the perfect way to spend your weekend.
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‘Pinocchio’ Live Action Movie: Surprisingly DivisiveThe beloved marionette from the original 1940 film, Pinocchio, got another chance to shine on the big screen. The live-action Pinocchio remake has been in development since 2015, with the cast finally being announced in early 2021. Here’s the Pinocchio 2022 cast:
- Tom Hanks plays the beloved puppeteer Geppetto.
- Pinocchio is voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth.
- Jiminy Cricket is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
- Cynthia Erivo stars as the Blue Fairy.
Free Showings at Military BasesThe Disney live-action Pinocchio is being shown for free on 17 military bases on September 10. The opportunity to see the movie on the big screen is because of a partnership between Disney Plus and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. The bases in the U.S. that host the screenings are as follows:
- Fort Huachuca (Arizona)
- Fort Irwin (California)
- Fort Leonard Wood (Missouri)
- Fort Rucker (Alabama)
- Lackland Air Force Base (Texas)
- Al Udeid Air Base (Qatar)
- Camp Arifjan (Kuwait)
- Camp Courtney (Japan)
- Camp Foster (Japan)
- Grafenwoehr (Germany)
- Camp Humphreys (Korea)
- Kadena Air Base (Japan)
- Osan Air Base (Korea)
- Ramstein Air Base (Germany)
- Spangdahlem Air Base (Germany)
- Vicenza (Italy)
- Wiesbaden (Germany)
Disney Plus for MilitaryThere’s also a Disney Plus military discount. The streaming service offers a 25% discount for military members and honorably discharged Veterans. This takes a lot of money off of the regular subscription price, which is $79.99 for a 12-month subscription. This offer is also extended to authorized exchange shoppers. If you’re interested in subscribing to Disney Plus, you’ll have access to new movies that are being released on the platform soon. Some of the Disney Plus new movies are listed below:
- Hocus Pocus 2
- The Spiderwick Chronicles
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