Here’s the Art Serving as Inspiration For Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio!

In his first directing deal since wrapping The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro has partnered with Netflix to create his stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio.

According to Deadline, del Toro’s co-production designer Guy Davis will be taking inspiration from the the illustrations of Gris Grimly, as rendered in a 2002 edition of Carlo Collodi’s original story.

Guillermo del Toro has wanted to make a darker version of the little wooden boy’s journey for a decade now—and with Grimly’s evocative illustrations as inspiration, this is one passion project that we can’t wait to see unfold!

Check out some of the interior art below!

Art by Gris Grimly

Art by Gris Grimly

Art by Gris Grimly

Art by Gris Grimly

Art by Gris Grimly


And there’s more where that came from! Check out more of Gris Grimly’s illustrations in Pinocchio—available from Starscape!


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