Academy Award winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”, “DreamWorks’ Trollhunters”) is making his animated feature film directorial debut at Netflix with his lifelong passion project, “Pinocchio”. The stop-motion, musical film will also be written and produced by del Toro and will be his first feature film since “The Shape of Water”. “Pinocchio” is a production of Guillermo del Toro, The Jim Henson Company (“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”), and ShadowMachine (“Bojack Horseman”, “The Shivering Truth”), which will house the stop-motion animation production.
No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single character in history has had as deep of a personal connection to me as Pinocchio. In our story, Pinocchio is an innocent soul with an uncaring father who gets lost in a world he cannot comprehend. He embarks on an extraordinary journey that leaves him with a deep understanding of his father and the real world. I’ve wanted to make this movie for as long as I can remember. After the incredible experience we have had on “Trollhunters”, I am grateful that the talented team at Netflix is giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to introduce audiences everywhere to my version of this strange puppet-turned-real-boy.
– Guillermo del Toro