Film - Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

With the film now available on Netflix, take an inside look at the artisans, animators and talent who worked at the top of their craft to bring Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio to the screen in this new featurette...

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Drawing on the classic Carlo Collodi tale, this stop motion animated 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.

Directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox), the film features an all-star voice cast with Ewan McGregor as Cricket, David Bradley as Geppetto, and introduces Gregory Mann as Pinocchio. Other cast includes Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, with Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton.

Del Toro and Patrick McHale wrote the script and the song lyrics are by del Toro and Katz, with music by Academy Award® winner Alexandre Desplat who also wrote the score. Gris Grimly created the original design for the Pinocchio character. The film’s puppets have been made by Mackinnon and Saunders (Corpse Bride ). Pinocchio is produced by del Toro, The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson, ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico, as well as Exile Entertainment’s Gary Ungar; it is co-produced by Blanca Lista of The Jim Henson Company and Gris Grimly. Other credits include production supervisor Melanie Coombs, co-production designers Guy Davis and Curt Enderle, animation supervisor Brian Hansen, puppet supervisor Georgina Hayns, director of photography Frank Passingham, art director Rob DeSue, and animatic editor Ken Schretzmann.

Watch GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO now on Netflix. And to dive deeper, check out the half-hour long documentary on the making of Pinocchio, GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO: HANDCARVED CINEMA on Netflix.

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