Pinocchio: a featurette for the future animated film by Guillermo del Toro

netflix unveiled a featurette of Pinocchiothe new stop-motion musical animation film by Guillermo del Toro.

The adventures of Pinocchiothe famous wooden puppet who dreamed of becoming a real boy, reimagined in a new stop-motion musical animated film from the Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

The original version features the voices of famous actors like Ewan McGregor as Jiminy Cricket, and David Bradley in the role of Geppetto, or that of Gregory Mann, which we discover in the role of Pinocchio. Other stars like Finn Wolfhard, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gormanas well as Oscar-winning performers Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swintoncomplete this exceptional voice cast.

The award-winning director, Guillermo del Torowill make his debut as an animated film director at netflix with Pinocchio, a feature film project he has always been passionate about. He will also be in charge of writing and producing this stop motion musical. Pinocchio will be the director’s first feature film since The Shape of Waterwhich won four Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture.

In his retelling of the classic tale of Pinocchio, Guillermo Del Toro chooses the Italy of the 1930s as a setting. This marks the development of the relationship between netflix and Guillermo del Torowho created the Emmy-winning television series, Troll Hunters which is the first part of the trilogy Tales of Arcadia of DreamWorks.

Pinocchio is produced by Guillermo del Toro, The Jim Henson Company (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) and ShadowMachine (Bojack Horseman, The Shivering Truth) which will host the stop-motion production of the film. Next to Guillermo del Toro, Lisa Henson, Alex Bulkley of ShadowMachine, Corey Campodonico and Gary Ungar by Exile Entertainment will produce the film. Blanca Lista will be co-producing. Patrick McHale (The Strange Forest, Adventure Time) will co-write the screenplay, Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox) will co-direct and Guy Davis will be co-designer. they will be inspired by the original design of Grimly Gray for the character of Pinocchio. The puppets of the film will be built by Mackinnon & Saunders (Funeral rites).

“No art form has influenced my life and work as much as animation and no character has had such a personal connection to me as Pinocchio. In our story, Pinocchio is an innocent soul, with an indifferent father, who wanders into a world he doesn’t understand. He embarks on an extraordinary journey that will allow him to understand his father and the real world. I’ve always wanted to make this film. After the incredible experience we had with Trollhunters, I am grateful that the talented team at Netflix is ​​giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to present to audiences everywhere my version of this strange puppet turned real little boy. » Guillermo del Toro

“Throughout his illustrious career, Guillermo has demonstrated his ability to inspire people through his magical worlds and their beautiful and unforgettable characters, from the monsters of Pan’s Labyrinth to the aquatic beast of The Shape of Water. We are very excited to grow our relationship with Guillermo and are sure that his heartfeltly moving vision of bringing Pinocchio to life on Netflix will be welcomed with open arms by audiences around the world. » Melissa CobbVice President of Kids and Family at netflix

Pinocchio of Guillermo del Toro with the voices of Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Finn Wolfhard, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton is expected next December on netflix.

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Pinocchio: a featurette for the future animated film by Guillermo del Toro

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