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Latino Daily News

Wednesday June 1, 2011

Del Toro and Gris Grimly’s Pinocchio is no Disney Cutie!

Del Toro and Gris Grimly’s Pinocchio is no Disney Cutie!

Photo: Pinocchio Now and Then.

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Take a peek into the brand new look of the puppet that wishes to be a real boy! Image

The adventures of the wooden puppet have been told, retold and modified for audiences ever since Carlo Collodi first published it in 1882, but the true essence of the character is still to be accurately depicted; the Disney Pinocchio is far too sweet and quiet, with some facial expressions reminiscent of “Dumbo.” The original story has the marionette going through a rough and crude world, and through equally creepy adventures, a sometimes disturbing portrait of the poor and famishing Italy of the second half of the nineteenth century.

Guillermo Del Toro’s version aims to be closer to the original story. Dark, mysterious, gothic looking, very much like the 2002 version of the story illustrated by Gris Grimly.

You can check the project’s progress on grimly’s blog, and facebook page, as he publishes his work on the internet, before he releases it.