News Movies News | Written by Laura Potier 10/11/2022


The official, full trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio has just dropped, ahead of a December 9th Netflix release. A teaser trailer previously released in July of this year, but this trailer reveals more of del Toro's spellbinding, darkly whimsical vision.

The film takes the classic Carlo Collodi fairy tale about a wooden puppet come to life, and sets it in Mussolini's Fascist Italy. When this Pinocchio comes alive, however, he turns out not to be the polite and obedient boy Geppetto wants him to be, instead causing mischief and playing tricks. But at its core, Pinocchio is "a story of love and disobedience as Pinocchio struggles to live up to his father's expectations, learning the true meaning of life."

Pinocchio boasts an impressive voice cast, among them David Bradley as Geppetto, Gregory Mann as Pinocchio, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett (who recently starred in del Toro's Nightmare Alley) as Spazzatura, Christoph Waltz as Count Volpe, Ron Perlman as Podesta, Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard as Candlewick, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and Burn Gorman.

Del Toro co-directs the stop-motion reimagining with Mark Gustafson from a script co-written by the Mexican filmmaker and Adventure Time's Patrick McHale.

Watch the official trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio below.