Magazine article Screen International

Guillermo del Toro to Direct 'Pinocchio' Project for Netflix

Magazine article Screen International

Guillermo del Toro to Direct 'Pinocchio' Project for Netflix

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Stop-motion animated film will be his first feature since The Shape Of Water.

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro will direct, write and produce a stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio for Netflix.

The project will be his first feature since winning Best Director and Best Picture for The Shape Of Water at this year’sAcademy Awards, and his first animated film. He will co-direct with Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox).

Pinocchio will be set in Italy during the 1930s, and is aiming to begin production this autumn.

It will be co-produced by The Jim Henson Company (currently working on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance for Netflix), and ShadowMachine (Bojack Horseman), which will house the stop-motion animation production. …

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