Stephen King, the master of all things horror, has given a short-but-sweet review for Guillermo del Toro’s new animated movie Pinocchio. Pinocchio released on streaming service Netflix on December 9. It is a stop-motion animation reimagining of the classic Pinocchio story (previously most famous as a Disney movie), and has been roundly praised by critics for its thematic depth and gorgeous visuals.
As it turns out, critics aren’t the only ones who are impressed by the new Netflix movie. Stephen King, the legendary author who has inspired so many horror movies and horror series, had taken to Twitter to give his verdict on the Guillermo del Toro film. King’s review is very to the point. In fact it’s limited to only four words. He said “PINOCCHIO (Netflix): Pure magic.”
It might not be the most extended review of the movie, but it makes King’s thoughts abundantly clear. And, many audiences will agree with the horror icon. Chief among Pinocchio’s accomplishments is the stunning animation process, and the behind-the-scenes footage from the movie shows exactly how much work went into creating the animated film. Check it out below:
It isn’t only del Toro who has been busy, though, as it was recently announced that Stephen King’s famous The Dark Tower book series was going to be adapted into a TV series. The series will be led by Mike Flanagan, known for his Flanaverse movies and series, who has long looked to King as a source of inspiration.
Flanagan is ending his partnership with Netflix to bring The Dark Tower to life, and the project will be made with Amazon Prime studios. For more on del Toro, check out our Pinocchio review. Or, to keep up with Flanagan check out our guide to the Fall of the House of Usher release date.