Thursday, September 28

First trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio for Netflix, a wonder in stop-motion

At last we can take a first look at the particular vision of Pinocchio filmed by Guillermo del Toro, which we can enjoy in theaters and on Netflix.

After four years of work, the new film by Guillermo del Toro It’s finished. The Mexican filmmaker likes to try new things, and for this reason his reinvention of Pinocchio classic tale It is made with the classic stop-motion technique.

Pinocchio by Guillemo del Toro is an animated film that from the trailer seems to remain faithful to previous versions, at least aesthetically. The filmmaker brings his personal vision of setting the story in the real world: Fascist Italy of Benito Mussolini. Something similar to what he did in the magnificent El Laberinto del Fauno, set in the Spanish Civil War.

In the opening video of the news you can see the first Pinocchio trailer dubbed into Spanish. We do not know if in Spain the title will finally be translated to the classic name of Pinocchio.

Surely you have noticed that the animation of the characters is different from that of the films made with computer animation. This is because it has been carried out using handcrafted stop-motion techniques.

This technology consists of making real models with the sets and characters made by hand, and moving the characters manually, frame by frame. In other words, you have to make 24 changes to the model and the dolls to record a second of film.

It is a very laborious technique, that’s why Guillermo del Toro has taken 4 years to complete the filmsince he started working on it in 2018.

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The stop motion It is the house brand of the Aardman studio, known worldwide for its series and films of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Animal Farm, etc.

For this project, Netflix has not counted on them, but on The Jim Henson Company, the mythical studio specialized in puppets, creator of Sesame Street, The Muppets, Inside the Labyrinth, and many more. For Netflix they created the wonderful series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

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According to HobbyConsolas, the cast of the film includes the debut of the actor Gregory Mann voicing Pinocchio. Together with him they lead the cast David Bradley (Jolt, Gangs of London, Mandy) in the role of Gepetto and Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Birds of Prey, The Birthday Cake) as Jiminy Cricket.

They complete the cast finn wolfhard (Ghostbusters: Beyond, Stranger Things), Cate Blanchett (The alley of lost souls, don’t look up), John Turturro (Separation, The Batman), Ron Perlman (There Are No Saints, The Baker), Tim Blake Nelson (Ghosted, Providence), Burn Gorman (The Offer, Watcher), Christopher Waltz (Every Note Played) and tilda swinton (Three thousand years waiting for you).

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro will have a limited release in theaters in novemberY can be seen for free on Netflix (paying the subscription, of course), in the month of december

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