The award-winning animated movie Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio will be released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Dec. 12 by the Criterion Collection. Order date is Nov. 7.
Winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, the film uses intricate stop-motion animation to tell the classic story of the puppet who comes to life, now set against the backdrop of fascist Italy. Directed by Guillermo del Toro alongside Mark Gustafson, the film’s voice cast includes Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, and Christoph Waltz.
The film was originally released for streaming on Netflix.
Criterion’s edition includes a new 4K digital master supervised by the directors, with Dolby Atmos on the 4K UHD disc and the Blu-ray. The 4K edition includes the film on a 4K disc with Dolby Vision HDR, and a regular Blu-ray of the film with bonus material.
- “Handcarved Cinema,” a new documentary featuring the cast and filmmakers, including the film’s diretors, puppet creators, production designers and animation supervisor;
- “Directing Stop-Motion,” a new program featuring the directors;
- A new conversation between del Toro and film critic Farran Smith Nehme;
- A new interview with curator Ron Magliozzi on The Museum of Modern Art’s 2022 exhibition devoted to the film;
- A new program on the eight rules of animation that informed the film’s production;
- A panel discussion featuring del Toro, Gustafson, production designer Guy Davis, composer Alexandre Desplat, and sound designer Scott Martin Gershin, moderated by filmmaker James Cameron;
- A conversation among del Toro, Gustafson, and author Neil Gaiman;
- Essays by film critic Matt Zoller Seitz and author Cornelia Funke.