Pinocchio trailer: Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion fairytale presents a visually jaw-dropping adventure

Hold onto your childhoods, friends, because Guillermo del Toro is about to change the way you think of Pinocchio forever! Netflix is making things magical this Wednesday with the release of a new Pinocchio trailer. Inspired by Carlo Collodi‘s cautionary tale about a brokenhearted woodcarver and his magical son, Pinocchio blends stop-motion animation with elements of fantasy, emotion, and the nightmares that lurk in the hearts of the wicked.

Netflix’s Pinocchio trailer takes the fabled wooden boy on a whimsical tour de force that finds Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love. The film includes an all-star cast of voice actors, including Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, and Burn Gorman.

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Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson direct from a script by del Toro and Patrick McHale. With music by Alexandre Desplat, the Pinocchio trailer invites audiences into an enchanting world, unlike anything we’ve ever seen from del Toro’s enigmatic career. Because Pinocchio is a tale as old as time, many filmmakers have adapted Collodi’s story into animation and live-action. If you pay attention, Pinocchio is a dark tale about loss, love, and wish fulfillment. In today’s beautiful trailer, del Toro and his talented team tease a complex odyssey into the black heart of a greedy puppet master and the innocent souls he intends to manipulate. Meanwhile, Geppetto and Pinocchio’s unyielding desire to be loved and feel alive adds light to the darkness.

What do you think about Netflix and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio trailer? I’m blown away by the promise of this long-gestating project, and I can’t wait to take the journey when the film arrives on Netflix on December 9, 2022.

Source: Netflix

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.