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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

December 9, 2022
1hr 57min
Status: released

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Movie Details:

Based on
The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi Illustrations by Gris Grimly
Country United States
Language English
Release dateOctober 15, 2022 (BFI)
November 9, 2022 (United States)
December 9, 2022 (Netflix)
Running time1hr 57min
Age ratingPG
StarringEwan McGregor
David Bradley
Gregory Mann
Burn Gorman
Ron Perlman
John Turturro
Finn Wolfhard
Cate Blanchett
Tim Blake Nelson
Christoph Waltz
Tilda Swinton
Narrated by
Ewan McGregor
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Mark Gustafson
Screenplay byGuillermo del Toro
Patrick McHale
Story byGuillermo del Toro
Matthew Robbins
Produced byGuillermo del Toro
Lisa Henson
Gary Ungar
Alex Bulkley
Corey Campodonico
Cinematography by Frank Passingham
Edited by Ken Schretzmann
Holly Klein
Music byAlexandre Desplat
Production CompanyNetflix Animation
Double Dare You
The Jim Henson Company
Taller del Chucho
Distributor Netflix

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Voice Cast & Characters:

  • Ewan McGregor as Sebastian J. Cricket, a traveling cricket and the narrator of the story, who lives inside Pinocchio as his guide and conscience.
  • David Bradley as Geppetto, Pinocchio’s father, a heartbroken Italian woodcarver grieving his deceased son Carlo.
  • Gregory Mann as
    • Pinocchio is an exuberant and rowdy living wooden puppet.
  • Christoph Waltz as Count Volpe, a conniving, evil and cruel former aristocrat-turned-puppet master, con artist, and ringmaster living in destitution. His name means “fox” in Italian and he is a composite character of the Fox, Mangiafuoco, and the Ringmaster from the original Pinocchio story.
  • Tilda Swinton as
    • The Wood Sprite, is a wise magical spirit who gives Pinocchio life.
  • Cate Blanchett as Spazzatura, Count Volpe’s mistreated monkey assistant. His name means “trash” or “garbage” in Italian and he is the film’s counterpart of the Cat from the original Pinocchio story. Spazzatura can only speak through the puppets he operates.
  • Ron Perlman as the Podestà, a strict fascist government official who wants to turn Pinocchio into a soldier after seeing his revival. He is the film’s counterpart of the Coachman from the original story.
  • Finn Wolfhard as Candlewick, the Podestà’s son who bullies Pinocchio before befriending him.
  • Burn Gorman as the Priest, a Roman Catholic priest at Geppetto’s village who’s also his former client.
  • John Turturro as the Dottore, a doctor at Geppetto’s village who examines Pinocchio after his first death.
  • Tim Blake Nelson as the Black Rabbits, a flock of black rabbits with skeletal bodies who work for Death. They are based on the Undertaker Rabbits from the original story.
  • Tom Kenny as
    • Benito Mussolini, the leader of Fascist Italy,
    • Benito Mussolini’s right-hand man,
    • A sea captain with a hook for a hand and a peg leg who explains to Geppetto and Sebastian about the Dogfish.


Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents the classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical, stop-motion film directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$35 million
Worldwide Collection$109,846

About Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Movie:

The film was originally announced in 2008 with a release in 2013 or 2014. However, it went into development hell. In January 2017, McHale, creator of Over the Garden Wall, was announced to co-write the screenplay, but production was suspended in November 2017 as no studios were willing to provide financing. It was revived the following year after being acquired by Netflix.

The directorial debut of Mark Gustafson.

Filming commenced at the Portland, Oregon offices of ShadowMachine by January 31, 2020.

The film marks Ron Perlman’s eighth collaboration with director Guillermo del Toro.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio premiered at the 66th BFI London Film Festival on October 15, 2022. It was released in select theaters on November 9, 2022, and began streaming on Netflix on December 9.

The film received critical acclaim for its animation, voice acting, emotional depth, musical scores and visuals.

It also received multiple accolades, including winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and three Golden Globe nominations, winning Best Animated Feature Film. del Toro is the first Latino to win the Golden Globe category, and Pinocchio is the first film for a streaming service to win at both ceremonies, as well as the second stop-motion animated film after Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Pinocchio is the first animated Netflix film and the First animated feature film from a streaming platform to win an Academy Award. It is also the first PG-rated stop-motion animated film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.