First Footage Revealed For The Upcoming Guillermo Del Toro PINOCCHIO Stop-Motion Musical
Netflix has released the first look at Guillermo del Toro‘s highly anticipated stop-motion musical reimagining of Pinocchio. The film which has seen many delays throughout its development looks to finally be ready to hit the streamer as the short teaser also revealed a release date. The film which is officially titled Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio will be set in Mussolini’s 1930s Italy and is said to have been heavily inspired by Frankenstein.
del Toro co-directed the film alongside Mark Gustafson who also co-wrote the script with creator Patrick McHale. Lisa Henson is producing on the film as part of the collaboration with the Jim Henson Company, with Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, and Gary Ungar also producing. The cast includes Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Christoph Waltz, and Tilda Swinton.
In the teaser, we will see McGregor’s character as he is seemingly writing the tale of Pinocchio as he talks about living in the heart of the story which in this case is a literal statement as he lived inside the heart of Pinocchio. We are then treated to a short look at the stop-motion animation which looks absolutely gorgeous while capturing the essence of an old fairy tale using del Toro’s touch with the blend of the almost seemingly lost art of stop-motion animation.
In Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio:
“Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents Carlo Collodi’s classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical, stop-motion musical directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.”
Netflix announced Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio will premiere this December. Check out the teaser below:
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