10 May 2012 9:46 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It has been officially announced that Guillermo del Toro will co-direct a 3d stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio for The Jim Henson Company:

“Hollywood, Calif., May 10, 2012 — Guillermo Del Toro will co-direct “Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio” with Mark Gustafson (Animation Director on The Fantastic Mr. Fox). The Jim Henson Company production will be a 3D stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio based on the edition of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale illustrated by Gris Grimly. Inferno will represent the property to international buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Del Toro most recently served as executive producer of DreamWorks’ “Puss in Boots,” “Kung Fu Panda 2″ and the upcoming “Rise of the Guardians” as well as creative consultant on “Megamind.” “Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio” marks his first turn helming an animated feature.

With a story by Del Toro, his frequent collaborator Matthew Robbins, and Gris Grimly, “Guillermo Del Toro’s »

- Jonathan James

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