“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.”
It’s safe to say that Guillermo del Toro has dreamt of making his own version of Pinocchio for a very long time – and now that dream is being made reality courtesy of Netflix, who have commission the Oscar-winning creator of Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water to direct, write and produce a feature-length stop-motion musical based on the classic children’s tale.
Del Toro says that his update of Italian writer Carlo Collodi’s fable will imagine Pinocchio as “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.”
This marks the latest collaboration between the Mexican filmmaker and the all-conquering streaming service, following the computer animated series Trollhunters and the upcoming Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight.
Even more excitingly, del Toro will be partnering with The Jim Henson Companyto help realise his lifelong passion project. The film’s puppets are being built by Mackinnon and Saunders of Corpse Bride fame, taking inspiration from Gris Grimly’s original design for the Pinocchio character.
Given that del Toro’s Pinocchio is reportedly being set in 1930s
Italy, we’re expecting something even darker and more wondrous than the beloved Disney animation from 1940.
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Guillermo del Toro is making an animated Pinocchio feature for Netflix
By Adam Woodward
October 22, 2018 at 08:27AM
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