Netflix has released an impressive behind-the-scenes look at the making of Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming film, Pinocchio.
The new footage, shared during streamer Tudum’s annual fan event, shows the complex processes involved in producing a stop-motion animated feature film.
Del Toro himself narrates the two-minute clip, which teases several scenes from the film and will likely have fans even more anxious awaiting Pinocchio’s December 9 release date. Check out the featurette for yourself below:
As its name suggests, the Netflix movie is a retelling of Carlo Collodi’s beloved 1883 fairy tale about a wooden puppet come to life. Del Toro’s darkest take on history, however, will be set in the 1930s, during Mussolini’s fascist regime.
Filmed in stop-motion similar to the recent Netflix project The HousePinocchio stars Ewan McGregor and newcomer Gregory Mann as the voices of Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio, respectively, with Game of Thrones alum David Bradley in tow as Geppetto.
Ron Perlman, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro and Finn Wolfhard are among the stellar supporting cast of the Netflix film.
When it releases on December 9, Del Toro’s Pinocchio won’t be the only Pinocchio adaptation to arrive in 2022. Forrest Gump filmmaker Robert Zemeckis recently brought the century-old tale to life on Disney Plus, though we’ve labeled the film as a “somewhat magical remake whose strings finally hold it” in our review.