After Mateo Garrone brought him back to the big screen a couple of years ago, and in the absence of us seeing the live-action remake of the Disney factory signed by Robert Zemeckis, the most famous wooden boy in Italian literature is about to land on our televisions by the hand of Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson.
Yes, we all think that after the infinity of adaptations of ‘Pinocchio’ that have materialized in different formats, one more is not going to contribute anything that we have not seen before, but the 90 seconds that the Netflix production trailer lasts —which arrive after a more concise first preview— makes it clear that the unique look of the mexican filmmaker is going to be the great differentiating factor.
The imaginary brand of the Toro house, the beautiful stop-motion animation promoted by Gustafson —animation director of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’—, the production design with the usual gothic aura… The appetizer of the feature film is really captivating , Y promises to give us one of the great Christmas titles of this 2022.
‘Pinocchio’, which in Spain it will be released in December on a date yet to be determined —in the United States they will have the privilege of being able to enjoy it on the big screen in November—, with the voices of Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton or John Turturro; one more reason to ask the Blue Fairy that the months that remain until its launch pass as quickly as possible.
For the moment, I leave you with the synopsis official:
“Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro presents his version of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale about a wooden doll that magically comes to life to cheer up a sad carver named Geppetto. This fanciful stop-motion animated musical, directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, chronicles the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio as he searches for his place in the world.”