Guillermo del Toro’s Stop-Motion 'Pinocchio' Looks Magical, All Set For Netflix

Guillermo del Toro’s Stop-Motion 'Pinocchio' Looks Magical, All Set For Netflix

Not to be confused with the two other 2022 'Pinocchio' movies

Pinocchio is ready to set its feet on Netflix, reported Comicbook.

A new trailer for director Guillermo del Toro’s animated version of the classic tale has been released by Netflix. “From my many wanderings on this earth, I had so much to say about imperfect fathers and imperfect sons,” Ewan McGregor’s Sebastian J. Cricket narrates at the start of the trailer. “I want to tell you a story. It’s a story you may think you know, but you don’t — the story of the wooden boy.”


In this new teaser trailer, narrated by Ewan McGregor’s Sebastian J. Cricket, we finally see a glimpse of Pinocchio himself. As with other del Toro projects, this version of Pinocchio seems a little darker than the Disney-fied version of the character. In addition to McGregor, the cast includes newcomer Gregory Mann as Pinocchio and David Bradley (Game of Thrones) as Geppetto. Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, and Burn Gorman round out the cast.


"No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single character in history has had as deep of a personal connection to me as Pinocchio," del Toro said when Netflix announced the film in 2018. "In our story, Pinocchio is an innocent soul with an uncaring father who gets lost in a world he cannot comprehend. He embarks on an extraordinary journey that leaves him with a deep understanding of his father and the real world. I've wanted to make this movie for as long as I can remember. After the incredible experience we have had on Trollhunters, I am grateful that the talented team at Netflix is giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to introduce audiences everywhere to my version of this strange puppet-turned-real-boy."


At the time, Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids and Family at Netflix, added, "Throughout his distinguished career, Guillermo has exhibited mastery in inspiring people through his magical worlds filled with unforgettable and magnificent characters, from the monsters in Pan's Labyrinth to the aquatic creature in The Shape of Water. We are incredibly excited to expand our relationship with Guillermo and we know that his deeply touching vision for bringing Pinocchio to life on Netflix will be embraced by audiences the world over."


Del Toro’s film is one of three movies this year to center around the world’s most iconic puppet. In March, Lionsgate Entertainment released the CGI animated feature “Pinocchio: A True Story,” with Pauly Shore in the title role. Disney is also prepping a Robert Zemeckis-directed live-action remake of their 1940 animated version of “Pinocchio,” which is set to begin streaming on Disney+ starting Sept. 8.

Pinocchio is hitting the theaters in November before streaming on Netflix.


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