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The perfect combination of classic and new del Toro – the first assessments of “Pinocchio”

The Western press got the opportunity to watch Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio much in advance. There are few ratings yet, but almost all of them are enthusiastic. The authors praise the director for how he shifted the fairy tale by Carlo Collodi to a darker tone.


The IndieWire writer calls “Pinocchio” the best combination of del Toro’s more classic work with newer ones, and also highly praises the visual design of the animated strip. Other journalists note how skillfully del Toro shows all the futility and grief from the war, but at the same time gives the viewer “sparks of hope, laughter and humanity.”

  • IndieWire – 100/100

  • Screen Daily – 100/100

  • The Playlist – 100/100

  • TheWrap – 90/100

  • Slash Film – 90/100

  • The Hollywood Reporter – 90/100

  • Variety – 80/100

  • Next Best Picture – 9/10

“Pinocchio” will tell a darker version of the fairy tale by Carlo Collodi. In Guillermo del Toro’s version, the action will take place in the 1930s in fascist Italy.

The screenplay was written by Guillermo del Toro, Gris Grimley, Patrick McHale and Matthew Robbins based on a story by del Toro and Robbins.

Pinocchio himself was voiced by Gregory Man. David Bradley voiced the wood carver Geppetto, Tilda Swinton voiced the Blue Fairy, and Ewan McGregor voiced Jimi the Cricket. The animated film will also feature the voices of Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman and Christoph Waltz.

Pinocchio will hit select theaters in November and hit Netflix on December 9th


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