Pinocchio” is finally coming to life as a stop-motion animated film, with del Toro writing, producing, and directing a brand new version of the classic children’s tale based on Gris Grimly‘s designs.
For this story in which a magical boy is carved out of wood, Guillermo del Toro has decided to lean into the hand-crafted quality of stop-motion animation. The film features an all-star voice cast with Ewan McGregor as Cricket, David Bradley as Geppetto, and Gregory Mann as Pinocchio. Other cast includes Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Christoph Waltz, and Tilda Swinton.
“Pinocchio” will have its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on October 15. After that, the movie is scheduled to be released in select theaters on November 25 before coming to Netflix on December 9.