Guillermo del Toro has Pinocchio stop-motion animated musical in the making for Netflix.

Gregory Mann will play the title role in the upcoming stop-motion film by Guillermo del Toro. Ewan McGregor will be Cricket and David Bradle will voice Geppetto, while Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman also participate.

Based on the classic Carlo Collodi tale, the feature follows the extraordinary journey of a wooden boy magically brought to life by a father’s wish. Set during the rise of Fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, del Toro’s Pinocchio is a story of love and disobedience as Pinocchio struggles to live up to his father’s expectations

We all love and practice animation with great passion and believe it to be the ideal medium to retell this classic story in a completely new way -Guillermo del Toro.


Del Toro and Patrick McHale wrote the script for the film, and Alexandre Desplat is the musical and songs composer (lyrics by del Toro and Katz). Gris Grimly created the original design for the Pinocchio character. The film’s puppets are being built by Mackinnon and Saunders.

The Pinocchio project started in 2018. The film is produced by del Toro, The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson, ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico, as well as Exile Entertainment’s Gary Ungar; it is co-produced by Blanca Lista of The Jim Henson Company and Gris Grimly.

Production supervisor: Melanie Coombs
Co-production designers :Guy Davis and Curt Enderle
Animation supervisor Brian Hansen
Puppet supervisor Georgina Hayns:
Director of photography: Frank Passingham:
Art director Rob DeSue
Animatic editor: Ken Schretzmann. 

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