Guillermo Del Toro’s Reveals ‘Pinocchio 2022′ First Footage With a December Premiere

Netflix releases first footage of Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio 2022′ and confirms an expected December premiere 

The reveal that you have been waiting for so long, Guillermo del Toro’s much-awaited film that is delayed for so long finally released a clip that surely excited everyone. Pinocchio 2022 is going to happen and the release window is also announced.

It is titled Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and as per the reports, the film is going to be set in 1930’s Mussolini’s Italy. Being inspired by the iconic Frankenstein, audiences are going to see a masterpiece in this.  

Time and again we expected to get some news. But after 14 long years, the Oscar winner had delivered the fans good news. He has been working on this passion project, a stop-motion animated film which will show the life of Pinocchio.

The footage has surprised the viewers as it is exactly what the audiences have expected for so long. 

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Netflix Updated About Pinocchio, Trailer & Release Date

It was Netflix that released the first glimpse of the highly anticipated film. So, we can expect that this giant streaming platform has owned the rights of releasing the film on its platform.

It is confirmed that Ewan McGregor will be voicing Sebastian J. Cricket in Pinocchio. Sebastian resides inside the heart of a wooden puppet who will come to life one fine day.

Also, the release may be anytime in December. Only the dates are not shared but we will get to know it eventually.  

Since it was a short clip, we couldn’t exactly tell you about the entire storyline. But the cricket was heard saying in the trailer, “I want to tell you a story,” McGregor’s Cricket says in the teaser trailer. “It’s a story you may think you know but you don’t, not really. You see, I, Sebastian J. Cricket, was there. I lived — lived — in the heart of the wooden boy.”

So, it is quite a narration coming from one of the main characters we will see in the film.

Pinocchio 2022
Pinocchio 2022

Pinocchio 2022 Cast

This film features all the A-list casts but the secrecy about the cast is still maintained. As of now, we know that apart from McGregor, Gregory Mann will be giving his voice for Pinocchio whereas David Bradley is going to be the woodcarver Geppetto. 

Also, Cate Blanchett was happy to announce that she will be playing the part of Sprezzatura, a monkey. She cheerfully said, “I just make monkey noises for two hours”.

Well, we believe that there is still more to her character than simply making monkey noises. Some other noteworthy performances can be seen from Finn Wolfhard, Tim Blake Nelson, Tilda Swinton, John Turturro, Burn Gorman, Ron Perlman, and also Christoph Waltz. 

Guillermo Del Toro’s Vision

Toro’s new releases include Nightmare Alley that has garnered a huge response. He even co-directed the film Fantastic Mr. Fox with the renowned Mark Gustafson.

The legendary music composer, Alexandre Desplat who wrote soul-touching music for the Oscar-winning films The Shape of Water and The Grand Budapest Hotel will also write the music for this. 

Back in 2012, Toro explained to EW in an interview about the relation of Pinocchio’s story to Frankenstein, “They are both about creatures that are created and then get lost in a world they don’t understand,” and he continued, “And they are both journeys of understanding, and journeys of the evolution of the spirit.”

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Now, the artwork that is seen in Pinocchio got true inspiration from the illustrator, Gris Grimly’s artwork. Grimly is known for his 2002 illustration of this story.

It is heard that by 2018, the OTT giant Netflix has taken all the rights of the movie and the production was continuing even during the pandemic. 

So, after this ultimate reveal, audiences are guessing that Toro will bag a few more Oscars with this. 

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