It had been a while since we got an update from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio movie for Netflix, and we had gone through 2021 without even a single image. Now with the movie set to come out in the end of the year, Netflix has dropped the first teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, and it features Ewan McGregor as Sebastian J. Cricket.
Watch this trailer for down here:
The synopsis reads:
Set during the rise of Fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, PINOCCHIO — a musical directed by del Toro and Mark Gustafson (FANTASTIC MR. FOX) with a score by Alexandre Desplat — is a story of love and disobedience as Pinocchio struggles to live up to his father’s expectations.
The movie has quite the cast with names like Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Tim Blake Nelson, and Christoph Waltz included. Longtime del Toro collaborator Ron Perlman is also part of the mix; and the main cast includes McGregor, David Bradley (Geppeto), and newcomer Gregory Mann (Pinocchio).
Though fans are familiar with the Disney-fied version of the classic fairytale, fans expect del Toro’s version to have a darker tone, something more akin to the original tale. Surely Disney had no room for Pinocchio killing the talking cricket, and having his feet burned off for falling asleep next to the stove.
For del Toro’s version, the film is said to draw influence from artist Gris Grimly, whose art is more Nightmare Before Christmas than Lion King. We don’t know when we’ll get a new look, but I’m excited to see del Toro’s first fully animated movie.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio comes to Netflix this December.