Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio: Release date, cast, synopsis, teaser, trailer & more

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is a stop-motion animated film that will be a darker, grittier retelling of the iconic fairy tale of a wooden boy whose only dream in life is to one day become a real one.

Release date

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio will premiere on Netflix on 9 December 2022.

Cast and creators

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Finn Wolfhard
  • David Bradley
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Ron Perlman
  • Tilda Swinton

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson


“Academy Award®-winning director Guillermo del Toro and award-winning, stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagine the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled wooden boy with a whimsical tour de force that finds Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love.”

Other details

Unlike most versions, which take place in an unspecified time in the 1800s, Guillermo del Toro has said this version will take place in 1930s Italy under the rule of Benito Mussolini and the National Fascist Party.

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Sebastian J Cricket claims that no one really knows the true story of the wooden boy the way he does because he actually lived in his heart.


Pinocchio goes on a perilous journey of self-discovery with his trusty companion, Sebastian J Cricket in this solemn yet grand retelling of an iconic children’s tale.

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