Saturday, May 28

The trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ points to a recovery on Netflix of all the magic of stop-motion animation

Only a few previous designs of Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ had been seen for Netflix like the one above, but Finally, a first teaser lands that, although brief, already makes it clear where the aesthetic shots are going to go in the film. A Jiminy Cricket announcing that he lives in the heart of the protagonist (we assume not figuratively) gives rise to the logo of the film, which for now we know will be released in December, so there is a whole year before us before the premiere.

Del Toro, who has premiered this very week the wonderful and dark ‘The Alley of Lost Souls’ in theaters, will carry out a reinvention of the classic novel by Carlo Collodi about a wooden doll in the shape of a child that comes to life, and has been adapted numerous times. The most famous, and from whose shadow it is difficult to escape, the 1940 Disney animation.

You know the story… but no

That’s what Jiminy Cricket played by Ewan McGregor claims in the teaser. An affirmation that already predicts that what we are going to find in this version of Del Toro is very different from other Pinocchios that we know. At the moment we have a Jiminy Cricket more insectoid than ever, so it is worth starting to tremble before what the most sinister passages in history will bring us.

Along with McGregor, names such as David Bradley as Geppetto, Gregory Mann as Pinocchio and other performers such as Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson or Christoph Waltz stand out in the cast. Even if Without a doubt, the most interesting thing about this production is the clear commitment that Netflix makes for animation., and that with films like ‘Klaus’, ‘The House’ or this one, he makes it clear that he does not rule out traditional or experimental formats.