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Netflix to release Pinocchio this Christmas

The classic tale of a little wooden boy brought to life by a father’s wish will be turned into a stop motion musical and star Gregory Mann.

PINOCCHIO (Pictured) GUILLERMO DEL TORO. Cr. mandraketheblack.de/NETFLIX © 2020
PINOCCHIO (Pictured) GUILLERMO DEL TORO. Cr. mandraketheblack.de/NETFLIX © 2020

Fans of the Walt Disney classic Pinocchio have just received a very early Christmas present as Netflix announces a December 2022 release.

Guillermo del Toro’s new animated take on the classic story will have a star-studded voice cast. Watch the first teaser trailer below.


Alongside famous names including Cate Blanchett, the main characters will be played by Ewan McGregor who will voice Cricket, David Bradley as Gepetto and Newcomer Gregory Mann as Pinocchio.

Drawing on the classic Carlo Collodi tale, this stop motion musical follows the extraordinary journey of a wooden boy magically brought to life by a father’s wish. Set during the rise of Fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, del Toro’s Pinocchio is a story of love and disobedience as Pinocchio struggles to live up to his father’s expectations.

After years of pursuing this dream project, I found my perfect partner in Netflix. We have spent a long time curating a remarkable cast and crew and have been blessed by continuous support from Netflix to quietly and carefully soldier on, barely missing a beat. We all love and practice animation with great passion and believe it to be the ideal medium to retell this classic story in a completely new way,” says del Toro.

Netflix will release the movie in December 2022 and we can’t wait.