GDT’s Pinocchio BTS Featurette Shows Painstaking Stop-Motion Artistry

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

In a brand-new behind-the-scenes film, the handmade stop-motion animation of Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio takes center stage. Del Toro’s new film is the most recent of several adaptations of The Adventures of Pinocchio, an 1883 children’s tale, with Disney’s 1940 animated version being the most well-known. 

Before it was made available on Netflix, Del Toro’s version had a brief theatrical run and featured voice work from Gregory Mann, Ewan McGregor, Finn Wolfhard, Ron Perlman, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, and Cate Blanchett. Critics and viewers have already given Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro very positive reviews, praising its stunning animation in particular.

In light of the failure of Disney’s live-action Pinocchio this past autumn, Netflix has released a new behind-the-scenes film that demonstrates del Toro’s fundamentally different approach to the subject. By hand-crafting intricate puppets, settings, and accessories, the new film reveals the meticulous creativity that went into bringing Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio to life in stop-motion.