Netflix drops new trailer for Guillermo del Toro ‘s stop-action Pinocchio movie

Pinocchio sneak peek! Ewan MacGregor narrates as Sebastian J. Cricket alongside Tilda Swinton in new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s stop-action movie

Netflix released the new teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s stop action musical adaptation of Pinocchio on Wednesday.

Fans were given a glimpse at the 57-year-old Oscar-winning director’s dark reimagining of the classic fantasy tale which is slated to hit theaters in December. 

‘For my many wonderings on this earth, I had so much to say about imperfect fathers and imperfect sons, and about loss and love,’ Ewan MacGregor, 50, who voices the role of the talking cricket Sebastian J. Cricket, narrates as the trailer begins.

The latest: Netflix released the new teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro's stop action musical adaptation of Pinocchio on Wednesday

The latest: Netflix released the new teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s stop action musical adaptation of Pinocchio on Wednesday

Cricket is seen exploring the world and writing in a notebook as the teaser cuts to woodcarver Master Geppetto (voiced by David Bradley), who gazes sadly at a cracked framed photo of a young boy.

Gepetto is then seen kneeling in front of a grave that bears the same photo of the young boy, who was his son.

‘I’ve learned that there are old spirits who rarely involve themselves in the human world — but, on occasion, they do,’ Cricket continues.

Inside look: Fans were given a glimpse at the 57-year-old Oscar-winning director's dark reimagining of the classic fantasy tale which is slated to hit theaters in December. Tilda Swinton is voicing the role of the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair

Inside look: Fans were given a glimpse at the 57-year-old Oscar-winning director’s dark reimagining of the classic fantasy tale which is slated to hit theaters in December. Tilda Swinton is voicing the role of the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair 

'For my many wonderings on this earth, I had so much to say about imperfect fathers and imperfect sons, and about loss and love,' Ewan MacGregor, 50, who voices the role of the talking cricket Sebastian J. Cricket, narrates as the trailer begins

‘For my many wonderings on this earth, I had so much to say about imperfect fathers and imperfect sons, and about loss and love,’ Ewan MacGregor, 50, who voices the role of the talking cricket Sebastian J. Cricket, narrates as the trailer begins

The carpenter is then seen chopping down a tree nearby the grave. The scene cuts to Gepetto in his wood shop as he carves a block of wood and creates pieces of a puppet.

‘I want to tell you a story,’ Cricket says. ‘It’s a story you may think you know, but you don’t.

The puppet Pinocchio (voiced by Gregory Mann) is then seen fully assembled as it falls over on Gepetto’s desk. 

Tragic backstory: Woodcarver Master Geppetto (voiced by David Bradley) is seen gazing sadly at a cracked framed photo of a young boy

Tragic backstory: Woodcarver Master Geppetto (voiced by David Bradley) is seen gazing sadly at a cracked framed photo of a young boy

Motivation: Gepetto is inspired to create a wooden boy after losing his young son

Motivation: Gepetto is inspired to create a wooden boy after losing his young son

‘A story of the wooden boy,’ Cricket declares.

Pinocchio appears to have come to life in the next few scenes as he and Gepetto are seen having several warm interactions and arriving in a small Italian village.

The wooden boy is seen standing in a dark place as he looks up at a bright light and waves.

Sad: Gepetto is then seen kneeling in front of  his son's grave

Sad: Gepetto is then seen kneeling in front of  his son’s grave

Woodcarver: The carpenter is then seen chopping down a tree nearby the grave

Woodcarver: The carpenter is then seen chopping down a tree nearby the grave

Creation: . The scene cuts to Gepetto in his wood shop as he carves a block of wood and creates pieces of a puppet

Creation: . The scene cuts to Gepetto in his wood shop as he carves a block of wood and creates pieces of a puppet

‘Where am I?’ Pinocchio asked.

‘I feel as though you have been here before,’ murmurs Tilda Swinton, 61, who voices the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair.

‘The wooden boy with the borrowed soul,’ the blue-hued fairy continues in a voiceover as she is seen lifting her hand over Pinocchio before the scene cuts to Pinocchio gazing up in wonder while standing in a blue-lit room filled with bottles.

Coming to life: The puppet Pinocchio (voiced by Gregory Mann) is then seen fully assembled as it falls over on Gepetto's desk

Coming to life: The puppet Pinocchio (voiced by Gregory Mann) is then seen fully assembled as it falls over on Gepetto’s desk

'I want to tell you a story,' Cricket says. 'It's a story you may think you know, but you don't'

‘I want to tell you a story,’ Cricket says. ‘It’s a story you may think you know, but you don’t’

‘Be his son…’ Swinton says as Pinocchio is seen performing as a puppet stage before running over to hug Gepetto.

‘Fill his days with light,’ the fairy continues over tender scenes of Pinocchio with Gepetto and the monkey Sprezzatura (voiced by Cate Blanchett).

In another scene from the trailer, the villain Count Volpe (Christoph Waltz) is seen advancing on Pinocchio with a sword.

'I want to tell you a story,' Cricket says. 'It's a story you may think you know, but you don't'

‘I want to tell you a story,’ Cricket says. ‘It’s a story you may think you know, but you don’t’

‘We shall call you ‘Pinocchio’, the fairy says while Pinocchio dances and twirls with a pot on his head.

The trailer concludes as Pinocchio and Gepetto are seen going to bed in a room with two twin beds.

‘Oh, what a day, what a day!’ Pinocchio exclaims as he flops down on his bed. 

The film also stars Finn Wolfhard, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson and Burn Gorman.

Going to town: In the trailer, Gepetto and Pinocchio are seen arriving at a small Italian village

Going to town: In the trailer, Gepetto and Pinocchio are seen arriving at a small Italian village

'Fill his days with light,' the fairy says over tender scenes of Pinocchio with Gepetto and the monkey Sprezzatura (voiced by Cate Blanchett)

‘Fill his days with light,’ the fairy says over tender scenes of Pinocchio with Gepetto and the monkey Sprezzatura (voiced by Cate Blanchett)

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, del Toro explained that his adaptation of the 1883 novel by Italian author is set in pre-World War II Italy, which was under authoritarian rule at the time.

‘He is recruited into the village military camp, because the fascist official in town thinks if this puppet cannot die, it would make the perfect soldier,’ del Toro told the outlet.

The Shape of Water helmer said that his take on Pinocchio was inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 Gothic novel Frankenstein.

Nemesis: The villain Count Volpe (voiced by Christoph Waltz) was also seen in the trailer

Nemesis: The villain Count Volpe (voiced by Christoph Waltz) was also seen in the trailer

‘They are both about a child that is thrown into the world,’ he noted. ‘They are both created by a father who then expects them to figure out what’s good, what’s bad, the ethics, the morals, love, life, and essentials, on their own. 

‘I think that was, for me, childhood. You had to figure it out with your very limited experience.’  

Del Toro first announced that he would be adapting the tale into a stop-motion animated film in 2008, but encountered difficulties in getting the project off the ground over the next decade.

Although many studios turned the filmmaker down, Netflix ultimately picked up the movie in 2018.

The film will face off against a live action Disney remake starring Tom Hanks and directed by Robert Zemeckis, which will be released in September.

A long time coming: Del Toro first announced that he would be adapting the tale into a stop-motion animated film in 2008, but encountered difficulties in getting the project off the ground over the next decade

A long time coming: Del Toro first announced that he would be adapting the tale into a stop-motion animated film in 2008, but encountered difficulties in getting the project off the ground over the next decade

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