Life Finds A Way. Guillermo Del Toro Is Making In A Stop Motion Pinocchio Movie
Guillermo del Toro is finally going to be making his long dormant, stop motion animated movie about Pinocchio, and he’s doing so with the help of a legendary production company.
According to Variety, Del Toro is teaming with the Jim Henson Company to produce the series, but Del Toro will write and direct the stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a boy IRL.
And as a lifelong fan of animation and the titular puppet turned human, the director himself sounds like he’s ready to get going.
It’s always nice when those in charge of a project are passionate about it.
I absolutely love Del Toro’s work. He does fantasy/sci-fi/horror just about as well as anybody, so I already want to see this. And I didn’t even mention the film’s stop motion puppetry and visual FX are being done by some of the same people responsible for The Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Corpse Bride.
I think it’s safe to say this movie will be magical AF, but in an attempt to add even more whimsy, the design of the film will be based on the art of children’s author and artist, Gris Grimly. All in all, I think Netflix might have given me another reason to stick around, or come back.
When Netflix cancelled almost every Marvel show they have, and it was announced a shitload of Avengers getting shows on Disney’s new streaming service, I thought the streaming service could be in trouble. The mass exodus of original Marvel superhero shows are sure to cause some to cancel their subscriptions, but between this film and the upcoming Dark Crystal prequel series and a whole crop of original content, Netflix is looking like a new home for those whom are young at heart.
Guillermo del Toro‘s Pinocchio will be released on Netflix in 2021.
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