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‘Someone hug this man. He’s too precious’: After Rave Reviews, Guillermo del Toro Shows up With Pinocchio Puppet for Movie Premiere

After Rave Reviews, Guillermo del Toro Shows up With Pinocchio Puppet for Movie Premiere

Guillermo del Toro has always said that Pinocchio is his dream project. The dream project of the Mexican filmmaker is finally completed. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio premiered at the BFI London Film Festival. At the film festival, the filmmaker shared that he watched Pinocchio with his mother as a kid, and it created a bond between him and his mother for life. Guillermo del Toro’s mother, Guadalupe Gómez, passed away the day before the film’s premiere.

Guillermo del Toro defends Martin Scorsese
Guillermo del Toro

He shared that Pinocchio saw the world as he saw it. Talking about the concept of the film, del Toro said that he wanted to make a film about disobedience as virtue as Pinocchio was always expected to be obedient. Fans have been rooting for The Shape of Water director after he showed up with a Pinocchio puppet on the red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival. 

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Guillermo del Toro Walks the Red Carpet with Pinocchio 

Guillermo del Toro has been working on his adaptation of Pinocchio since 2008. The Pacific Rim director announced the film in 2008 and was scheduled to release it in 2013 or 2014. But due to some issues, the film was shut down. The production was about to start in 2017, but it was paused again as no studio wanted to finance the film.

However, in 2018 del Toro’s Pinocchio was revived after Netflix decided to acquire the film. It is the dream project of the Nightmare Alley director, and so he is super excited about the film’s release.

Guillermo del Toro at the London Film Festival
Guillermo del Toro at the London Film Festival

The Mexican author and actor expressed his excitement on the Red carpet at the London Film Festival. Guillermo showed up with a small puppet of Pinocchio. The model was placed on a small pedestal, and the director made a hello gesture from it. Del Toro seemed so happy as he waved hello with the puppet’s hand. 

The puppet could be the one used in the filming. Earlier, Netflix released a behind the scene video from the set of Pinocchio, in which Guillermo del Toro revealed that they used different-sized puppets of Pinocchio for different scenes.  

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Fans React to Guillermo del Toro Showing up With Pinocchio Puppet

Fans are loving Guillermo del Toro as he shows up with the small Pinocchio puppet at the BFI London Film Festival. Fans are reacting to him and calling him the best. They also mentioned how happy and proud he looks with the small puppet, and many even said that they would also like to have a small Pinocchio like that. 

Fans are also excited to see the movie as it tells the story of Pinocchio from a whole different point of view. Pinocchio had its world premiere at the London Film Festival. The film will soon release in selected theatres and will also be available on Netflix after its theatrical release. 

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Guillermo del Toro Wants to Revive Stop-Motion With Pinocchio

After no studio was willing to finance the film in 2017, Matthew Robbins, one of the screenplay writers, considered making it in 2D with the French artist Joann Sfar. But del Toro refused to do so as he always wanted it to be a stop-motion film. He did not care if the higher budget made it harder to get the movie a financier. 

The film was finally acquired by Netflix and del Toro was able to continue it in stop-motion. At a press event, the Mimic director of the film said that he wanted Pinocchio to feel authentic and did not want the “codification of animation in a ‘cool’ language that is almost like emojis.”

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

The Academy Award-winning director shared that stop-motion is almost becoming a lost art and called it the most incredible form of art. He said, “Stop-motion is absolutely the most incredible, exhaustively demanding animation, you know, and it’s only done by a group of complete and utter strange people that sustain it, time and time again.”

Pinocchio features the voices of Gregory Mann as Pinocchio, David Bradley as Geppetto, and Ewan McGregor as Sebastian J. Cricket. It also features Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, and Burn Gorman.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio will release in selected theatres in November 2022 and 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.