Los Angeles (USA), July 27 (EFE). This Wednesday, Netflix premiered the first trailer for Pinocchio, the long-awaited animated film from the classic children’s story directed by Mexican Guillermo del Toro alongside American Mark Gustafson.
The film will hit the “running” platform catalog in December, although a month before that it will have a limited tour of theaters, showing the company is positioning this movie as one of its big bets for the upcoming Oscars.
Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Finn Wolfhard, Ron Perlman and Tim Blake Nelson will voice their characters in the English version of the film.
The film, which follows the technique of “stop motion” (animated frame by frame), is set in Italy during the interwar period, before fascism came to power.
A month ago, during the Guadalajara Festival, del Toro made it clear that he had chosen a rebellious and disobedient version of “Pinocchio.”
“I was very interested in the fact that it was not in favor of good habits and the structure of most of the ‘pinochos,’ who say that if you disobey it is bad, this character bets on being good and does not follow orders,” he analyzed.
“I think in order to be who you are, you don’t have to betray your nature,” he added.
The director, who shot the film in the US and Mexico, emphasized that his new film “couldn’t be more personal” and that he is interested in touching on topics such as love, death and what it means to be human.
“What I care about is whether it moves me, if it makes me laugh, if it makes me cry, if I get that; the movie couldn’t be more personal, obviously about life, death, love, and what it is to act like a doll and act like a human “.
Del Toro said it took 15 years to finish this project, which marks a return to his cinematic origins, when he made Climition shorts in Super 8 form with his friend Rigoberto Moura. EFE
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