GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO – Review by Susan Granger

Mexican filmmaker “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” transports Carlo Collodi’s classic 1883 children’s story to Benito Mussolini’s fascist Italy during the 1930s, using stop-motion animation – it’s like Pan’s Labyrinth with a puppet! It’s a far cry from Disney’s sanitized 1940 Pinocchio and the many versions that have followed, including Robert Zemeckis’ mid-2022 Lionsgate adaptation with Tom Hanks as Geppetto.

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