6 Pinocchio Movies You Can Watch Right Now, Including Guillermo Del Toro’s Stop-Motion Musical
Way back in 1881, Carlo Collodi began to publish a serial story about a puppet named Pinocchio. Two years later, in 1883, he collected the stories as a single novel titled, “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” In the story, an aspiring puppeteer named Geppetto carves a magic log into a living puppet named Pinocchio, who immediately causes mischief and chaos in their Tuscan village. A talking cricket tries to help him be a good person, he falls gets into trouble with a mischievous fox and cat, he’s frequently saved by a mysterious blue fairy, and he’s even briefly turned into a donkey. The story resonated so much with viewers and other creators that it’s been adapted dozens of times into plays, TV shows, and movies, the most famous of these being Disney’s 1940 animated film “Pinocchio.”
In 2022, Disney also released their live-action “Pinocchio” based on that original film starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto and Cynthia Erivo as the Blue Fairy. Then, Netflix released a new stop-motion film inspired by the story, “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” whose impressive voice cast includes Ewan Mcgregor, Tilda Swinton, and Finn Wolfhard.
Ahead, these are six movies featuring Pinocchio that you can stream right now.