Everyone may already know Pinocchio’s story, but Cricket feels that his story is very different from what people already know. From Cricket’s point of view, we’ll hear a story about the wooden doll Pinocchio from the cold hands of Guillermo del Toro .
The Pinocchio project has been long awaited. Set to premiere on Netflix, the film is officially titled Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio . A short teaser with the film’s title was released, featuring the character Cricket, voiced by Ewan McGregor .
In the teaser video, Cricket appears like a cricket. Unlike the picture of this character in the Disney version. This cricket is blue with a thick mustache that is also bluish in color and white eyes. He was in a dimly lit room and was writing in a book with a quill.
“I want to tell a story. A story you think you already know, but you don’t. Don’t really know,” he said.
Scene in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio teaser.
He then explained that the story he was about to tell was his personal experience. At that time he lived in the body of a child of wood. The video then ends with the appearance of the title of the film with shades of brownish wood in the middle of a snowy forest.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio was long awaited and overdue. The film was co-directed with Mark Gustafson and produced in a stop motion technique. The script was written by Patrick McHale who is the creator of Over the Garden Wall.
del Toro teamed up with the Jim Henson Company for this film with Lisa Henson on the producer’s bench. Here are also Alex Bulkley, Corey Compodonico, and Garu Ungar involved in the production process as producers.
Pinocchio will be voiced by Gregory Mann while Cricket will be voiced by Ewan McGregor. Then Geppeto, the toy maker, will be voiced by David Bradlet. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio will also be played by a series of other popular names such as Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Christoph Waltz, and Tilda Swinton.
Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro retells Carlo Collodi’s classic tale of a wooden doll miraculously given life to cure the longing of a woodcarver named Geppetto. This magical, stop-motion musical tale was directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, who tells of the adventures of the mischievous and wayward Pinocchio in his quest to find his place in the world.”
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio was set in Italy in 1930. The director said this film combines the classic nuances of Pinocchio with Frankenstein.