Watch A Magical Full Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’
by Tito W. James
Directed by Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) and Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox) this stop-motion film follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. Del Toro’s Pinocchio is set against the backdrop of the rise of fascism in 1940s Italy and explores the difference between a puppet that seeks to become human and humans that are manipulated like puppets. Fans of magical realism and animation that explores mature themes won’t want to miss this one.
Be sure to watch Del Toro’s Pinocchio this December on Netflix and in select theaters.