The official trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio hit Wednesday ahead of its December 9 premiere on Netflix after its run in select theaters.
The del Toro imprint is fully evident in the trailer for the film, which takes the classic Carlo Collodi fairy tale and sets it in Mussolini’s Italy. The stop-motion animation, which he co-directed with Mark Gustafson, lends itself to the Oscar-winning director’s eye for detail, from its storyline tweaks, creatures with hints of Pan’s Labyrinth and carnival scenes that would have felt at home in Nightmare Alley.
It all serves the plot, which finds lonely Gepetto, a broken man after the death of his son, carving a new boy out of wood who is suddenly brought to life. David Bradley voices Gepetto, and Gregory Mann is Pinocchio. Ewan McGregor handled narrator duties as the voice of Jiminy Cricket.
The voice cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson and Burn Gorman.
Adventure Time‘s Patrick McHale penned the screenplay for the film, produced by del Toro, Lisa Henson, Gary Ungar, Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico.
Pinocchio has been on the festival circuit since world premiering last month at the BFI London Film Festival (read Deadline’s review here).
Check out the trailer above.