Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Movie

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A stop-motion musical and set during the rise of fascism in Italy under Mussolini.

Who's Involved:

Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor, Tim Blake Nelson, Christoph Waltz, Ron Perlman, Tilda Swinton, Finn Wolfhard, Guillermo del Toro, David Bradley, John Turturro, Brian Henson, Allison Abbate, Gregory Mann, Jason Lust, Lisa Henson, Burn Gorman, Mark Gustafson, Patrick McHale

Release Date:

Friday, December 9, 2022 Netflix

dark thematic material, violence, peril, some rude humor and brief smoking
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

A dark, twisted retelling of the famous Carlo Collodi fairy tale about the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. When Pinocchio comes to life, he turns out not to be that nice of a boy, creating mischief and playing mean tricks. He eventually learns a few lessons.

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Who stars in Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Cast List

... Pinocchio

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... Cricket

The Impossible, Angels & Demons  

... Geppetto

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, Your Christmas Or Mine 2  

The Killer, Problemista  

Spectre, Downsizing  

Borderlands, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey  

Ghostbusters: Afterlife 2, IT  

The Taking of Pelham 123, The Batman  

The Retirement Plan, The Baker  

Captain America: Brave New World, Dune: Part Two  

Lift, Crimson Peak  

Who's making Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Crew List

A look at the Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Guillermo del Toro last directed Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio and Nightmare Alley. The film's writer Guillermo del Toro last wrote Nightmare Alley and Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.


Allison Abbate
Brian Henson
Lisa Henson
Jason Lust
Guillermo del Toro

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Production: What we know about Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio?

Key Facts

  1. Principal photography began in the fall 2019 at ShadowMachine’s studio in Portland, OR, and production has reportedly continued uninterrupted during the pandemic (Deadline, 8/20/2020).
  2. Guillermo del Toro explains, "It's not a 'Pinocchio' for all the family (Hollywood Reporter, 12/1/2018)."
  3. A stop-motion animated feature. The story and the look of the feature will be based on the 2002 children's book illustrated by Gris Grimly.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2019 - October: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2018 - October: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Production is set to begin this fall.

  3. 2017 - December: The film was set to Shutdown  status.
  4. 2011 - May: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  5. 2011 - February: The film was set to Development  status.

    Production set for later in 2011

  6. 2008 - November: The film was set to Announced  status.

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Release Date: When was the film released?

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Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio was a Netflix release in 2022 on Friday, December 9, 2022. There were 20 other movies released on the same date, including The Whale, Father Stu: Reborn and Something from Tiffany's.

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