Pinocchio, a wood puppet who needs to be an actual boy, chases fatherly love within the official trailer for Pinocchio, Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion musical adaptation of the basic story that Netflix dropped on Wednesday.
“Persons are generally afraid of issues they don’t know,” Gepetto, a grieving father voiced by David Bradley who carves the wood puppet Pinocchio after the dying of his son, tells the titular character of Pinocchio voiced by newcomer Gregory Mann within the stop-motion musical adaptation of the fantasy drama.
As Pinocchio at one level faces a nightmarish disaster at sea and calls out to Gepetto in alarm, the grieving father requires his son to be introduced again to him amid speaking animals and magical transformations.
Oscar-winning auteur del Toro and stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagined Carlo Collodi’s basic story a few fabled wood puppet, first printed within the late 19th century. Their stop-motion adaptation finds Pinocchio on an enchanted journey that transcends worlds with the interval setting shifts and divulges the life-giving energy of affection, in line with Netflix.
The voice forged consists of Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson and Burn Gorman. Netflix will launch Pinocchio on its digital platform and in choose theaters on Dec. 9.
The movie’s screenplay is by del Toro and Patrick McHale. Pinocchio, which had a world premiere on the BFI London Movie Competition, marks del Toro’s animated function directorial debut.
The producer credit for the movie are shared by del Toro and Lisa Henson, Gary Ungar, Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico, with Melanie Coombs, Gris Grimly and Blanca Lista co-producing.