06 | DIC | 2019
Guillermo del Toro and Netflix bring Pinocchio back to life
Del Toro's version of Pinocchio - Photo: Taken from Guillermo del Toro's Twitter account

Guillermo del Toro and Netflix bring Pinocchio back to life

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Del Toro will collaborate with the creators of Adventure Time, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Corpse Bride for this movie

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Guillermo del Toro is collaborating with Netflix once again, to create a new animated version of Pinocchio. Del Toro will write and direct the musical, stop-motion version. The film will be the director's first movie after the successful 2017 film, The Shape of Water, which won four Oscars.

The film will tell Pinocchio's classic history in Italy, during the 1930s. Its production marks Netflix and Del Toro's growing relation, who also created the Emmy-winning TV series, Trollhunters, the first part of the Tales of Arcadia trilogy.

Patrick McHale, who wrote Adventure Time, will write the script along Guillermo del Toro; while Mark Gustafson, Fantastic Mr. Fox, will co-direct the film; Guy Davis will collaborate as a co-production designer, inspired by Pinocchio's original design by Grim Grimly; the marionettes will be created by Mackinnon and Saunders, who worked in the Corpse Bride.

“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,” said Guillermo del Toro.

The production of Pinocchio will begin later this year.


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