Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio teaser revealed

Netflix has unveiled the official trailer for Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro, a stop-motion musical adventure coming to the streaming service in December 2022.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reimagines Carlo Collodi’s classic tale about the wooden puppet who magically comes to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto.

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio teaser revealed

This whimsical stop-motion musical directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his quest for a place in the world.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, the film features an all-star voice cast with Ewan McGregor as Cricket, David Bradley as Geppetto, and introducing Gregory Mann as Pinocchio.

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro The cast also includes Finn Wolfhard, Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, along with Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton.

Writers are Del Toro and Patrick McHale and producers include Del Toro, Lisa Henson, Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico and Gary Ungar. Jason Lust is the executive producer.

The song lyrics are by del Toro and Katz, with music by Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat who will also write the score.

Gris Grimly created the original Pinocchio character design. The movie puppets are built by Mackinnon and Saunders (Corpse Bride).

Other credits include production supervisor Melanie Coombs, co-production designers Guy Davis and Curt Enderle, animation supervisor Brian Hansen, puppet supervisor Georgina Hayns, cinematographer Frank Passingham, art director Rob DeSue and animatic editor Ken Schretzmann.

Principal photography began in the fall of 2019 at ShadowMachine’s studio in Portland, Oregon, and production has continued uninterrupted during the pandemic.

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro

“After years of pursuing this dream project, I’ve found my perfect match with Netflix,” del Toro said. “We’ve spent a lot of time putting together an outstanding cast and crew and have been blessed with Netflix’s continued support to continue quietly and carefully, barely missing a beat.

“We all love and practice animation with great passion and believe it’s the perfect way to tell this classic story in a completely new way.”

Del Toro served as executive producer on some of the most beloved and successful animated films, including the DreamWorks Animation feature films. Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 3, and The Rise of the Guardians.

His films include alley of nightmares, The shape of water (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Music), three-time Academy Award winner Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hellboy II, Crimson Peak, Pacific Rim and The Devil’s Backbone.

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