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‘Pinocchio is a masterpiece’: critics & fans share emotional reactions for Guillermo del Toro’s stop motion animation from Netflix

‘Pinocchio is a masterpiece’: critics & fans share emotional reactions for Guillermo del Toro’s stop motion animation from Netflix

It looks like Netflix’s Pinocchio could be another Oscar contender going by critics’ & cinephile’s reactions after watching Guillermo del Toro‘s stop-motion animation.  While the dark fairytale had already received a rave-worthy “fresh” review on Rotten Tomatoes since its world premiere at the 66th BFI London Film Festival – the general audience has also begun tuning in on the movie and is not short of praises for the auteur. 

it was noted early on that Pinocchio’s story would be a much more accurate adaptation of Carlo Collodi‘s original story. The movie takes place during Mussolini’s era in Italy when Fascism is rising. But even with its revamped elements, many have still complimented the animated film for sticking to the classic narrative which centers on the whimsical wooden puppet and his journey. At the same time, he also struggles to live up to his father’s expectations, Geppetto. The movie deals with themes like fatherhood, fantasy & fascism. 

While the Oscar-winning director has included admirable story aspects from his past films like Pan’s Labyrinth and Shape of Water – his directing partner, maestro Mark Gustafson was in charge of the stop-motion, which audiences have equally praised.   

Pinocchio fans are emotional after watching Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix stop-motion animation

The lauds were not exclusively for Del toro since many commended the entire cast’s performance which went well with the script and pacing. But most of all, the film’s emotional opening, deaths and twists had many tear-up, as can be seen in their reactions below. The official account handling Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio has also reacted to the wave of compliments with a subtle response, “imagine all the people, watching you on Netflix. What a day, what a day!”.

Unlike Disney’s version of the live-action Pinocchio helmed by Robert Zemeckis featuring Tom Hanks as Geppetto – this grim retelling received a lot of lot early on from Hollywood creatives after the trailer unveiled breathtaking visuals whilst also showcasing a melancholic Frankenstein-Esque interpretation that Guillermo Del Toro’s filmography is known for.  

Netflix’s Pinnochio features a star-studded cast with Ewan McGregor voicing the Cricket, David Bradley for Geppetto, Gregory Mann for Pinocchio, Cate Blanchett for Spazzatura, Finn Wolfhard as Candlewick and Tilda Swinton voicing Wood Sprite. 

Since premiering on December 9, Pinnochio has been available to stream on Netflix but is also expected to release in select theaters.  




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