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Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio Teaser Trailer Arrives


Guillermo Del Toro's stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio has had a long and troubled path to the screen. Originally dropped by the studio before being rescued by Netflix, it very nearly didn't happen at all.

We're now only a few short months away from its release and we finally have a full teaser trailer. And based on our first look here, it's looking like it's going to be well worth the wait.

Del Toro has flirted with animation before, co-creating the Tales Of Arcadia series and acting as a creative consultant on several DreamWorks features. But stop-motion and Del Toro seem like a marriage made in heaven, and that's what has got many of us so excited.

Del Toro's version sets events in Fascist Italy during the 1930s, immediately lending a darker shade to proceedings. It's quite clear, that this is going to be very different from Disney's version. "It's a story you may think you know", the Cricket informs us in the teaser. "But you don't." The trailer also revealed that the film is going to have a limited cinema release first this November, before releasing on Netflix in December.

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinnochio is directed by del Toro and Mark Gustafson and written by GDT and Patrick McHale. It features the voices of Ewan McGregor as Cricket, David Bradley as Geppetto, and newcomer Gregory Mann as the eponymous puppet. The cast also includes Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchette, Jon Turturro,  Burn Gorman, Ron Perlman, Christophe Waltz and Tilda Swinton.

Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents Carlo Collodi's classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical, stop-motion film directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.