After fueling the wait on social media, Netflix has finally released the trailer for Pinocchio, the new animated iteration of the famous tale by Carlo Collodi. A more mature and philosophical adaptation, directed by Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro. Among the inspirations for his version of Pinocchio, Del Toro also quoted Frankestein, pointing out the parallels between both characters: children who are sent to the world and created by a father who expects them to understand and distinguish between good and evil, between love and hate, without any help.
The trailer for Pinocchio
In the voice cast of the film we find Ewan McGregor as Jiminy Cricket, David Bradley in those of Geppetto and Gregory Bradley is Geppetto and Gregory Mann in his debut in those of Pinocchio. The Mexican director’s film will be very different from the other projects in circulation, above all the one by Disney and with Tom Hanks in the role of Geppetto. Del Toro preferred to tell the story of a puppet with puppets, guaranteeing the character and the narrative arc of spiritual and philosophical intentions.
Other cast voices include Finn Wolfhardthe Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gormanthe Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz and the Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton.
This is the synopsis of the film: Inspired by the famous tale of Carlo Collodi, this stop motion musical follows the extraordinary adventures of a wooden child magically brought to life by a father’s wish. Set during the rise of fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, Del Toro’s film is a story of love and disobedience, in which Pinocchio struggles to live up to his father’s expectations..
Pinocchio will arrive on Netflix, and in some selected cinemas, in December. Del Toro admitted in several interviews that it took him 15 years to try to bring the wooden puppet to the screen.