Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is finally hitting Netflix.
The streaming service is adding the much-anticipated take of the appreciated Mexican filmmaker on the timeless Italian tale to its available content. Here’s when to watch it.
When to Watch Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio on Netflix
The streaming service set the Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio release date at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT on Friday, December 9. The upcoming stop-motion animated musical will follow the adventures of a wooden boy in his pursuit of a place in the world. It will feature a star-studded voice ensemble led by newcomer Gregory Mann as the titular wooden boy, Ewan McGregor as Jiminy Cricket, and David Bradley as Geppetto.
“Set during the rise of Fascism in Mussolini’s Italy, the film is a story of love and disobedience as Pinocchio struggles to live up to his father’s expectations,” reads the logline.
Additional cast includes Academy Award winners Tilda Swinton (Isle of Dogs), Christoph Waltz (Epic), and Cate Blanchett (How to Train Your Dragon films), along with Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), John Turturro (The Batman), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen), and Burn Gorman (Enola Holmes).
Oscar winner director del Toro, who has been attached to the project since 2018, is co-directing Pinocchio with Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox). Del Toro also co-wrote the script with Patrick McHale for the movie scored by Alexandre Desplat. The project hails from The Jim Henson Company, which worked with Netflix on 2019’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.