The long-gestating animated project from Guillermo del Toro, “Pinocchio”, has a star to voice Jiminy Cricket – with Ewan McGregor (“Birds of Prey”) casually annoouncing his involvement during an interview.
McGregor told ACE Universe
“I’m playing Jiminy Cricket in Guillermo del Toro’s version of Pinocchio. That I had started working on before I left for New York, so some of that is recorded. And of course, it’s stop-motion animated so it’s going to take them a great long time to make that film. But my first part, which is recording his dialogue, is sort of done. There may or may not be a song that has to be recorded. I’m not sure I’m at liberty to discuss that.”
Alongside Del Toro’s animated “Pinocchio”, due for release with Netflix, Disney is also planning a live-action “Pinocchio” remake, which is set to be directed by Robert Zemeckis (“Back to the Future”).