Ewan McGregor Reveals Role In Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

Early this year, we learned of the voice cast for Guillermo Del Toro’s stop-motion Pinocchio. On that list of names was Ewan McGregor, except we had no idea who he would be playing in the latest adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Well, now McGregor has revealed his role, and he’ll be providing words of wisdom to the marionette who wishes to be a real boy.

In an interview with ACE Universe, McGregor confirmed he’ll be voicing Jiminy Cricket in Del Toro’s Pinocchio. Not only that, but he’s already completed most of his work before COVID-19 shut everything down…

“That I had started working on before I left for New York. So some of that is recorded,” said McGregor. “And of course, it’s stop-frame animation, so it’s going to take them a great long time to make that film. But my first part of that, which is recording his dialogue, is sorta done. There may or may not be a song that needs to be recorded. I’m not sure I’m at liberty to discuss that.”

McGregor is part of a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Ron Perlman, Christoph Waltz, and David Bradley.

Because this is stop-motion, expect a long production time. That should give Del Toro time to finish his next movie, Nightmare Alley, before committing fully to Pinocchio.

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.