He’s a real movie!
(L-R) Gepetto (voiced by David Bradley) and Pinocchio (voiced by Gregory Mann). Cr: Netflix © 2022
After 15 years and a lot of work, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is finally seeing the light of day. Thankfully this project isn’t destined for development hell, but instead coming to Netflix later this year. And after seeing the new full trailer, we couldn’t be more excited for del Toro’s vision.
Drawing on the classic Carlo Collodi tale, this stop motion musical follows the extraordinary journey of a wooden boy magically brought to life by a father’s wish. Set during the rise of Fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, del Toro’s Pinocchio is a story of love and disobedience as Pinocchio struggles to live up to his father’s expectations.
Watch the new trailer below:
Newcomer Gregory Mann will voice the titular boy puppet. Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, and Burn Gorman also star in del Toro’s Pinocchio.
Del Toro and Mark Gustafson directed the film. Del Toro and Patrick McHale wrote the script, and del Toro also wrote all the song lyrics with Katz. Academy Award® winner Alexandre Desplat provided all of the music and also wrote the score.
In a previous statement, del Toro said:
“After years of pursuing this dream project, I found my perfect partner in Netflix. We have spent a long time curating a remarkable cast and crew and have been blessed by continuous support from Netflix to quietly and carefully soldier on, barely missing a beat. We all love and practice animation with great passion and believe it to be the ideal medium to retell this classic story in a completely new way.”
Pinocchio comes to Netflix in December 2022.