Guillermo del Toro to Write and Direct Stop Motion Animated Pinocchio Musical for Netflix

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Following his Oscar-winning The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro will write, direct, and produce a stop motion animated Pinocchio musical for Netflix (the same streaming service that is home to del Toro's Trollhunters animated series), with The Jim Henson Company also on board the ambitious production.

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. — Academy Award winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is making his animated feature film directorial debut at Netflix with his lifelong passion project, Pinocchio, which he will also write and produce as a stop motion musical. Pinocchio will be del Toro’s first feature film since The Shape of Water, which garnered four Academy Awards last year, including for Best Director and Best Picture.

Del Toro has set his retelling of the classic tale of Pinocchio in Italy during the 1930s. This marks an expansion of Netflix’s existing relationship with Guillermo del Toro, who created their Emmy award-winning television series DreamWorks’ Trollhunters,
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