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“Looks already better than Disney’s version”: Netflix Releases Behind the Scenes of Upcoming Pinocchio By Guillermo del Toro, Fans Amazed With Magical Stop-Motion Animation

Netflix Releases Behind the Scenes of Upcoming Pinocchio By Guillermo del Toro, Fans Amazed With Magical Stop-Motion Animation

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has always wanted to make his version of Pinocchio. His dream came true when Netflix decided to produce his lifelong passion project. Guillermo del Toro has said that no single character in history has had a deep personal connection to him as Pinocchio. The film is set to release in theatres and will be available on Netflix amid its theatrical release. Under its annual fan event, Tudum, Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes clip from the upcoming stop-motion film. 

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Behind the scenes clearly shows the time and effort required in the stop-motion. The director explains how filming a simple scene takes hours of work and how stop motion is different from animation. Fans are loving the behind the scenes clip. Many have claimed that this version is way better than Disney’s Pinocchio

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Guillermo del Toro Showcases Behind The Scenes of Pinocchio

The two-minute clip takes us through the set of the film. The time-lapse brings the characters to life as the clip shows a monkey hopping down the stairs and moving ahead. It shows everything the crew of the film did to create each individual scene. 

Guillermo del Toro explains how there is a valuable difference between stop motion as an art form and digital, for him. He explains how stop-motion films were made in the early days and how things have changed over time.


He said, “Stop-motion in the early days where you had the flicker of fur and fabric, even the atmospheric dust on the sets. And the imperfection was, sort of gorgeous to look at because it told you how the thing was done.” 

Guillermo del Toro further said he wanted Pinocchio to be an expressive and material nature of a handmade piece of animation. “But it had the sophistication of movement that research on rigs and puppetry-making have taken us to,” he explained.

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro then explains how different-sized puppets have different use in the film. He shared two puppets with a huge difference in their size. A big puppet head was used to interact with the cricket where he would be on Pinocchio’s shoulder, talking or whispering to him. Then he shared a tiny puppet of Pinocchio, which was used for some specific shots.  

People React to Behind The Scene Clip

People are loving the incredible behind-the-scenes video and are excited about the upcoming film. Guillermo del Toro has once again impressed everyone with his amazing work. Fans took Twitter to praise the film, claiming it is “way better than the live-action one.”

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is Set in Mussolini’s Italy

One of the actors in the film, Ron Perlman, talked about the Pinocchio adaptation and his role in the film. In his interview, the actor said that while Disney presented the story in a friendly manner for children, del Toro would not be doing the same.

He said the film will be set in Mussolini’s Italy, and del Toro will be bringing in some history to represent the original story. Considering all this the film can be a little darker than the earlier adaptations of the story. 

The film features Gregory Mann as Pinocchio and Ewan McGregor voicing Sebastian J. Cricket. The cast also includes Perlman, David Bradley, Finn Wolfhard, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, and Christoph Waltz. 

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio will premiere at the 2022 BFI London Film Festival and will release in theatres on November 25. The film will be available to stream on Netflix from December 9, 2022.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.