“Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reimagines the classic Italian tale of PINOCCHIO in a stop-motion musical adventure. Follow the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.” — Netflix
What you’ve just read in the upper paragraph is the official synopsis for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, which is the animated musical reimagining of the famous fairy tale made by the famous director of Hellboy, Blade II, The Shape of Water, and Nightmare Alley.
You can check the official teaser trailer down below. It’s giving us the first look at the animation and the famous Pinocchio character Talking Cricket. The character was also present in Carlo Collodi‘s 1883 original book, as well as Disney’s 1940 classic movie, in which the character was called Jiminy Cricket. Speaking of Disney, the House of Mouse is also developing the live-action remake of its classic movie, in which Tom Hanks is set to play Geppetto.
“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. 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.” — Guillermo Del Toro
Directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, the movie stars an all-star voice cast with Ewan McGregor as Cricket, David Bradley as Geppetto, and introducing Gregory Mann as Pinocchio. Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton are also starring.
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio will be released exclusively on Netflix in December this year.