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    EXCLUSIVE: ShadowMachine has come aboard to produce and steer the animation for Pinocchio, the stop-motion animated movie that is being co-directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson. Del Toro wrote the script with Matthew Robbins and Grimly, based on the classic Carlo Collodi book. They join the Jim Henson Company and are running the pre-production, production and post-production from ShadowMachine’s Los Angeles studios. It is a coup for the boutique studio, which…


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    EXCLUSIVE: Yet another live-action version of a tried-and-true Disney fairy tale is wending its way to the big screen. Peter Hedges is penning a feature loosely based on the original Pinocchio story about a marionette carved from wood who dreams of becoming a real boy. Pinocchio gets his wish but is prone to stretching the truth, and each time he does, his nose grows longer. The story is really about the relationship between a father and son, the ramifications of lying…

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    Hollywood’s passion for revisionist public domain fairy tales is drawing some seriously unusual bedfellows. The Master and Inherent Vice writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has taken on a rewrite job scripting Pinocchio for Warner Bros. and Team Downey. Robert Downey Jr has long been passionate about his take culled from the classic 1883 children’s book by Carlo…


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    Animator Willis Pyle, whose long career saw him working on the Disney classics Pinocchio, Bambi and Fantasia as well as on the cartoon series Mr. Magoo, died June 2 in his New York Home. He was 101; his family made the news public. Born in 1914 in Lebanon, KS, Pyle studied art at the University of Colorado, afterward moving to Los Angeles where in 1937 he found work as an office boy delivering supplies to animators at Disney. By 1940 he had moved up to assistant animator…

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    Italian actor Toni Servillo, who's known for his role in the Foreign-Language Oscar winner The Great Beauty, is set to star in Matteo Garrone's new imagining of the classic tale Pinocchio. He'll play the wooden puppet's father Geppetto, reteaming him with Garrone for the first time since the duo worked together on the 2008 Cannes Film Festival hit Gomorrah. Rarely revisited since the 1940 Disney classic, Garrone’s live-action version will take an “artisanal approach…


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    EXCLUSIVE: Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action Pinocchio; Chris Weitz wrote the current version of the script and will also be producing through his production company, Depth of Field. The move would push forward yet another live-action reboot of the old tried and true animated classic for the studio. Disney’s feature film strategy has been working well as its live-action Beauty And The Beast has made $1.2 billion worldwide and the photorealistic Th…

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    Paddington movie director Paul King is in talks to direct the live-action version of Pinocchio based on the 1940 Disney classic of the same name. Wonder screenwriter Jack Thorne is scripting and the studio wants to put it before the cameras this fall. Pinocchio is just the latest in a long string of movies coming out of the library — re-imagined and finding box office gold. Just last year Disney released the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast which ended up with…