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Guillermo del Toro Talks About His Not So Family Friendly Take On ‘Pinocchio’
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Pinocchio

In October it was announced that Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) was finally going to make his take on Pinocchio at Netflix.

But if you were expecting something similar to Disney’s 1940 animated classic, then you haven’t been paying close enough attention to del Toro’s work. His fairy tales tend to exist in much darker worlds. And that will be no different here, as del Toro says his version is not suitable for the whole family. For a lighter take, you’ll have to look to the live-action remake Disney is currently developing.

Del Toro talked about the project recently, including whether it’s a political film, comparisons to Frankenstein’s monster, and his decade-long quest to get the film made. You can see what he had to say below.

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Guillermo del Toro Finally Directing ‘Pinocchio’ At Netflix
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Pinocchio

The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro has been trying to make his own version of the Pinocchio for a long time now. In fact, it’s a passion project he’s wanted to do his entire life.

Now del Toro is finally getting to make Pinocchio. And better yet, he gets to make it the way he’s been trying to make for years. A stop-motion animated feature inspired by Gris Grimly‘s illustrated version of the Carlo Collodi tale, made with the help of none other than The Jim Henson Company (though they won’t be making the puppets, that will be Mackinnon & Saunders). The film is happening at Netflix which makes all the sense in the world with del Toro behind Trollhunters and an upcoming horror anthology there, and The Jim Henson Company’s Dark Crystal project set up there. And the best part? It sounds like this one is ready to go with production expected to begin this fall.

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‘Paddington’s Paul King To Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’
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Pinocchio

The Paddington films are so tenderly sweet, innocent, and loving. It’s hard to resist their charms. When films are as universally loved as they are, you can be sure that studios want someone like director Paul King on board for one of their projects.

Disney, who has been re-envisioning their animated films and turning them into live-action ones, will now bring in King to direct their live-action telling of Pinocchio. More on the story below.

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Sam Mendes Walks Out On Disney’s Live Action Take Of ‘Pinocchio’
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Sam Mendes

It should come as no surprise that Disney’s constant live-action reimaginings of their classic animated films is bringing them a nice chunk of change. Though they speedily put those films into development, one of their films just hit a major speed bump.

According to new reports, Academy Award winner Sam Mendes will no longer be directing the live-action take of Disney’s Pinocchio. More on the story below.

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Sam Mendes In Talks To Direct Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’
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Sam Mendes

As Disney continues to mine through their animation vault, more and more acclaimed directors are climbing aboard live-action adaptations. Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) is the latest filmmaker to join the club. According to new reports, Mendes is in talks to direct a live-action remake of Pinocchio – not to be confused with the Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. that is being developed at Warner Bros – the 1940 classic film about an elderly, impoverished woodcarver named Gepetto, who creates Pinocchio and wishes upon a star that he could be a real boy.

More on the story below.

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Blu-ray Review: Pinocchio Walt Disney Signature Edition
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Pinocchio

Pinocchio Walt Disney Signature Edition
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Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, T. Hee

Screenwriters: Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Webb Smith, William Cottrell, Joseph Sabo, Erdman Penner, Aurelius Battaglia
Cast: Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Walter Catlett, Charles Judels, Evelyn Venable, Frankie Darro
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated G | 88 Minutes
Release Date: January 31, 2017

The “I’ve got no strings on me” lyric has been popularized thanks in part to the dawn of wireless headphones, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and proclaiming you are not someone’s puppet. But Pinocchio‘s themes of sincere honesty and wishing upon stars remain true today.

Now Walt Disney’s timeless classic gets a new Blu-ray today with the release of the Walt Disney Signature Edition. Not only is the picture quality higher and sharper than ever before, but there are also new features to check out about the film’s history, its impact on pop culture, deleted scenes and much more. Check out what kind of features you can expect to see below.

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Disney Shifts Release Dates For ‘The Incredibles 2,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Cars 3,’ More
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Disney has announced some pretty big scheduling news surrounding the release of their Marvel Studios and Pixar films, as well as their reimagined live-action adaptations. Following the confirmation that Ant-Man and The Wasp will be pushing back Black Panther and Captain Marvel, comes word that The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 are now officially set for release, and Toy Story 4 is getting pushed back an entire year. The studio has also reserved four dates for their live-action adaptations of their animated films.

Check out the all the release dates and the studio’s competition in the report below.

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Paul Thomas Anderson To Write ‘Pinocchio’ Starring Robert Downey Jr.; May Direct
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Paul Thomas Anderson

Looking at Paul Thomas Anderson‘s IMDB page, you might think that he wouldn’t write or direct anything like Pinocchio. But there are new reports saying that the filmmaker is set to write, with the possibility of also directing, an adaptation of the title character that Robert Downey Jr. has been attached to since 2012.

This particular Pinocchio isn’t related to the string of live-action adaptations of classics that Disney will be releasing in the upcoming years, though the film would still follow the plot of a wooden puppet who comes to life with dreams of becoming a real boy. More on this story below.

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Disney Also Developing Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’
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Pinocchio

It’s been perfectly clear that Disney has been all about turning their classic animated movies into new live-action features, but lately they haven’t been wasting time in announcing what’s next. Just in the past month alone we’ve found out about planned live-action adaptations of Dumbo, Mulan, and Winnie the Pooh, as well as castings for the live-action Beauty and the Beast adaptation. These all follow already-released live-action takes on Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty (Maleficent), and Cinderella, and other upcoming titles The Jungle Book and sequel Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.

Now another project is being added to Disney’s live-action slate, an adaptation of their 1940 animated classic Pinocchio. The movie about a wooden puppet wanting to become a real boy was the studio’s second animated feature after 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Disney In Depth: 5 Disney Holiday Surprise Vacation Videos
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‘Tis the season to be surprised with Disney cheer. The gift of the Mouse, or at least the gift from individuals who care about people who love the Mouse, is one that keeps on giving each year. Thanks to the Internet, and specifically YouTube, everyone can enjoy these special holiday moments. Often parents bring their children yuletide joy through bestowing them a Disney present, sometimes as cool as a vacation to one of the magical destinations.

Here below watch some of the funniest and most heartwarming reactions.

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