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Newswire: Guillermo Del Toro calls on Over The Garden Wall creator for his dark Pinocchio movie

24 January 2017 11:18 AM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

According to Collider, one of the many projects Guillermo Del Toro has found himself attached to over the years has picked up a new writer. Patrick McHale, creator of Cartoon Network’s acclaimed Over The Garden Wall, has reportedly teamed up with Del Toro to help write his long-in-the-works Pinocchio movie. The Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth director has spent years talking about his dream of crafting a dark, stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio. The film, which was set to be based on Carlo Collodi’s 2002 book, spun into production way back in 2011, but according to Del Toro, it lots its financial backing and he’s been toying with the script ever since. McHale will be joining him in preparing a new draft.

Should Pinocchio fully get off the ground, it would mark Del Toro’s debut as a director of feature-length animation. As he told Collider, he ...


- Matt Gerardi

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Guillermo Del Toro Recruits Patrick McHale For Stop-Motion Pinocchio Movie

23 January 2017 2:40 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems the success of Guillermo del Toro and Netflix’s Trollhunters series has reignited the filmmaker’s desire to craft his stop-motion Pinocchio movie, after del Toro revealed to Collider that he’s now recruited Over the Garden Wall creator Patrick McHale as co-writer.

Having spent years working as a producer for DreamWorks Animation, del Toro’s credits include everything from Puss in Boots to last year’s King Fu Panda 3, and the illustrious director is now ready to call upon that experience to resuscitate his shelved Pinocchio film.

“There are a lot of things that are still percolating, but as far as I’m concerned, I am still planning to do my first animated feature as a director. It’s been an apprenticeship with DreamWorks the last seven years with Jeffrey [Katzenberg]. I was as close to him as I could and I was on the production of Puss in Boots, »

- Michael Briers

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