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The new ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ poster doesn’t have the puppet you remember

This version of 'Pinocchio' is unlike anything you've seen before.

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio
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It seems like Guillermo del Toro took creative liberties to ensure that his adaptation of Pinocchio is separate from Disney’s, as official posters for the upcoming animated film have dropped. And unlike other known depictions of this famous puppet, this one is something you haven’t seen before.

The poster featured a giant door with a large griffin-like creature on the other side. Meanwhile, a silhouette of Pinocchio is seen clearly, but without his face showing. This young boy is promoted to look different from what’s commonly seen in the media. Other versions of the famous puppet have a body almost like a human, just made out of wood. This version, however, has more of a mechanical aesthetic put into it with its arms made out of round ball joints and given thin limbs and arms.

Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio poster Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Fans who saw the poster were excited about Del Toro’s adaptation of the well-known puppet story. Some also hoped that this adaptation would be better than Disney’s, which was released back in Sept. 2022. And that hope seems more likely to happen as Disney’s remake received poor results from both fans and critics. The film earned an average score of 30 percent and lower on Rotten Tomatoes. Del Toro doesn’t have much to do but blow fans away like he always does in his storytelling.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is an upcoming stop-motion animation film starring Ewan McGregor, Gregory Mann, and David Bradley. Del Toro teased his film to be “darker” compared to known adaptations of the famous tale and that it would explore what it means to be human.

The film is scheduled to come out on Netflix on Dec 9, 2022.

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