Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. For 80 years, "Pinocchio" has been an iconic Disney film from the company's early days dabbling in animated films. Fans remember the film fondly and critics praised it in its day. The film currently has a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and won two Oscars: one for the song "When You Wish Upon a Star" and another for the score.
Pinocchio, the classic fairytale made famous by Disney in 1940, is getting the stop-motion treatment thanks to Netflix and director Guillermo del Toro, Entertainment Weekly reported Monday. Del Toro, known for directing fantastical movies like Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and most recently The Shape of Water, has been dreaming about bringing a Pinocchio project to life for years, and it looks like he's finally getting a chance to do so in a musical, stop-motion fashion thanks to Netflix's new involvement. SEE ALSO: The terrifyingly relatable horror of the family trauma in'Hill House' This particular Pinocchio project is separate from Disney's own live-action Pinocchio project, which recruited Paddington director Paul King earlier this year. Hopefully they don't come out too close to each other. The story of Pinocchio was originally published in 1883 by Italian writer Carlo Collodi, in which a man named Geppetto crafted a wooden puppet that wants to become a real boy.
In a piece of news no one was expecting to read Monday morning, Netflix announced that it's working on a reboot of the classic children's tale Pinocchio. The story of a wooden puppet boy come to life is widely beloved--of course Netflix would want to make a movie of it. What was needle-scratch surprising was who they'd hired to do it: Guillermo del Toro, the man with a master key to the nightmare factory. Del Toro is a master of the macabre; his films are all wonderfully crafted things of beauty. They're also very much not kids' stuff, unless sex with fish-men is something you want your kids to learn about at a young age.
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Netflix is adding to its stable of Oscar-winning directors with Guillermo del Toro, who will take the reins on a stop-motion adaptation of the classic kids' story Pinocchio. It's the first time del Toro has directed an animated movie, and he will also write and produce the musical. This is the first movie del Toro has directed since the fantasy flick The Shape of Water earned him Best Picture and Best Director awards at this year's Oscars. The monster movie master is also known for the Hellboy films, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak and Blade II, while he worked on a canceled Silent Hill game. Pinocchio, which should start production this fall, expands on del Toro's relationship with Netflix, which includes Trollhunters (which he created) and the upcoming horror anthology series Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight.