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Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio release date set by Netflix

New   2021-01-18 16:37:31

Earlier today, Netflix has unveiled an impressive list of upcoming animation projects that include TV series and movies from some of the biggest talents in the world. In addition to the newly revealed names and titles, there were other previously announced images, in particular two projects that we have been talking about for years: the passion project of Guillermo del Toro Pinocchio and Henry Selick as director"s chair after nearly a decade at Wendell & Wild . Both of these stop-motion animated films - a first for del Toro and familiar territory for Selick - landed a 2021 release date from Netflix today, finally putting a solid end to long gestation productions. New Netflix Animation Slate features Nora Twomey, Craig McCracken and Jorge R. Gutierrez And the voice casts are even more impressive. Here"s everything you need to know about the pair of stop-motion animated movies coming to Netflix in just a few years: PINOCCHIO (2021) is the first animated film by Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro ( The shape of water). Pinocchio is his passionate project of a lifetime, which he will write and also produce as a stop-motion musical. Del Toro directed his retelling of the classic Pinocchio tale in Italy in the 1930s. Pinocchio is a productionby Guillermo del Toro, The Jim Henson Company (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) and ShadowMachine (Bojack Horseman), which will host the stop-motion animation production. Alongside del Toro, Lisa Henson , Alex Bulkley of ShadowMachine, Corey Campodonico , and Gary Ungar of Exile Entertainment will produce. Blanca Lista will co-produce. Alongside del Toro, Patrick McHale (Over The Garden Wall) will co-write the screenplay, Mark Gustafson (Fantastic Mr. Fox) will co-direct and Guy Davis will serve as the co-production designer, taking inspiration from Gray Grimly "s original design for the character of Pinocchio. The puppets in the film will be built by Mackinnon and Saunders (Corpse Bride). WENDELL & WILD (2021) is an animated feature filmfrom writer / director Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) and writer Jordan Peele (Key & Peele, Get Out) with Monkeypaw Productions. Two demon brothers (voiced by Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele ) escape the Underworld and find themselves in a town where they must escape a demonic teenager, Kat, who is trying to destroy them. Peele also produces through his company Monkeypaw with Selick and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of the Gotham Group. Sarah Serata will co-produce. The executive producers are Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Peter Principato and Joel Zadak for Principato-Young, Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for The Gotham Group. Argentinian artist Pablo Lobato will design the characters. "WandaVision ": Why Elizabeth Olsen calls Wanda a "Mama Bear " When "The MCU is coming to strike " Olsen also emphasizes the importance of moments of tension in the series.