love will give you life
The official trailer for Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro packs the whole emotional punch. The stop-motion film’s two-and-a-half-minute trailer previews all the key characters and reveals more about how del Toro’s approach differs from other adaptations of the classic fairy tale.
During a recent press conference, Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro explained why he is fascinated by Pinocchio.
“The two essential fables that define my childhood and my adolescence were Pinocchio and Frankenstein”, explained Guillermo del Toro. “It’s this idea that you’re thrown into a world that you barely understand, and you try to make sense of it as you grow up. And they’re definitely father and son…or they’re stories that deal with that link and from this link.
They were of paramount importance to me. And I always thought Pinocchio was one of those rare characters – there are maybe 10 characters in the history of human storytelling who are capable of being universal and completely adaptable to anything. There’s Frankenstein, Pinocchio, Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes. These are characters who, even if you haven’t read the story, you know the story, or you think you know the story. And therefore, you can use them as metaphors for science, for human emotions, for many, many things.
Guillermo del Toro is co-directing with Mark Gustafson and co-writing the screenplay with Patrick McHale. The voice cast includes Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton and Christoph Waltz. Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson and Burn Gorman also lend their voices to the animated fairy tale.
Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro is playing in select theaters and will be available to stream on Netflix from December 9, 2022.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reimagines Carlo Collodi’s classic tale about the wooden puppet who magically comes to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical stop-motion musical directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his quest for a place in the world.