A few months ago, the Disney+ released the version in live-action from the classic animation ‘Pinocchio’ which, following in the footsteps of other similar adaptations, was slain by critics and soured 26% approval no Rotten Tomatoes.
Now it’s time for the acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro print your own vision of the timeless story with ambitious animation in stop-motion – which is successful among international specialists.
Before debuting on Netflix on December 9th, the film premieres TODAY (24th) in national theaters with 96% approvaland high note 8,5/10🇧🇷 Of the 68 published reviews, 65 are positive and 3 are negative.
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“It certainly has its moments of poignancy and sadness and McGregor’s humorous tones as the long-suffering cricket provides some graceful notes of amusement.”, Guardian
“Guillermo del Toro’s perspective runs through each frame in this unique retelling, which isn’t afraid to tackle problematic themes. A heartfelt, soulful exploration of what it means to be human.”, Empire Magazine.
“You’ve never seen a Pinocchio like this one, del Toro’s funny, moving and vital masterpiece that uses stop-motion animation to create a world of beauty and terror to get lost in. The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature belongs here.”, ABC News
“It is what it is, and that is perfectly imperfect” – THR.
“A stop-motion masterpiece” – TheWrap.
“‘Pinocchio’ by Guillermo del Toro brings the bizarre, the dark and the joy to the tale of Charles Collodi” – slashfilm.
“From the first scenes, it is evident that ‘Pinocchio’ is a Del Toro production, approaching the tone of ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’but with the horror and gore re-escalated for kids” – Next Best Picture.
“This is a rare children’s entertainment that is not afraid to shock or delight children” – Variety.
The cast has Gregory Mann like Pinocchio; Ewan McGregor as the Jiminy Cricket; and David Bradley like Gepetto.
Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson e Burn Gorman complete the list.
Del Toro is also on board as a screenwriter for the stop-motion version, which is based on the animated classic created by Charles Collodi.
The plot will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly charged historical moment, at a time when fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country.