Pinocchio Movie

Status: Pre-Production As of October 22, 2018

Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Production is set to begin this fall.

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2021 | Musical Animation

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

U.S. Release Date

Pinocchio release date is set for TBA, 2021.


Allison Abbate
Brian Henson
Lisa Henson
Jason Lust
Guillermo del Toro

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Directed by

Guillermo del Toro
Mark Gustafson


Guillermo del Toro
Patrick McHale


Rating MPAA

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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.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • 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.
  • Guillermo del Toro explains, "It's not a 'Pinocchio' for all the family (Hollywood Reporter, 12/1/2018)."

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