news culture Netflix: Guillermo del Toro revisits the Pinocchio tale with a magnificent first trailer
After being talked about a few weeks ago, Pinocchio, the next Netflix animated production, is revealed in a first trailer… and it’s magnificent.
Netflix challenges Disney with a Pinocchio movie
As Disney prepares to release a live-action remake of its movie Pinocchio released in 1940, Netflix also decides to tackle the Italian tale of Carlo Collodi. For this, the video on demand service giant is surrounded by Guillermo del Toro, the great director behind many works acclaimed by the press and the public such as Pan’s Labyrinth or The Shape of Water which won four Oscars, including Best Picture, at the 90th Academy Awards.
Unlike his past works, Guillermo del Toro opts for an animated film, more precisely for a stop-motion film ; a particular technique which consists in using real objects to build characters and animate them. One of the most faithful representatives of the genre is obviously the saga Wallace & Gromit which has been making young and old laugh since 1989. Of course, it is not the renowned filmmaker who takes care of this part, but Mark Gustafson, who we have already seen working on The Adventures of Mark Twainor on Arnold Escapes from Church.
A magnificent trailer and a solid cast
As you can see by watching the very first trailer for the film available above, just like the 1940 animated feature, this new version of Pinocchio addresses multiple timeless subjects such as the father/son relationship, but also mourning or the desire to feel alive. Pinocchio, in wood, created from scratch by Geppetto, a carpenter, aspires to become a real little boy.
To give life to all his characters made of odds and ends, but also of modeling clay, Pinocchio can count on the presence of a five-star cast, starting with David Bradley (An Adventure in Space and Time) who embodies Geppetto, but also by Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) who here plays the rogue of Renard or even Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) who doubles as Lampwick, a rambunctious street boy. You can also count on the presence of‘Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Stange) and of course Gregory Mann (Cats) who will give his voice to Pinocchio.