Pinocchio first official teaser: Ewan McGregor voices Jiminy Cricket

Pinocchio first official teaser: Ewan McGregor voices Jiminy Cricket
Pinocchio first official teaser: Ewan McGregor voices Jiminy Cricket

The first official teaser for the Netflix musical Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, was released on Monday. 

While the visionary director, 57, and star-studded cast have kept details of the project largely under wraps, the streaming site finally gave a release date for the film, which will hit theaters this December. 

In the brief preview, Ewan McGregor voices Jiminy Cricket, the lovable insect that typically serves as the title character's conscience.  

First look: The first official teaser for the Netflix musical Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, was released on Monday

First look: The first official teaser for the Netflix musical Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, was released on Monday

'I want to tell you a story,' the Scottish actor, 50, narrated as his character lit a match and opened a notebook to a drawing of a pinecone.  

As he placed a coffee cup by his side and wrote with a quill pen, he continued: 'It's a story you make think you know, but you don't.' 

'Not really. You see, I, Sebastian J. Cricket, was there,' the cricket explains. 'As a matter of fact, I lived, actually lived, in the heart of the wooden boy.' 

Coming soon: While the visionary director, 57, and star-studded cast have kept details of the project largely under wraps, the streaming site finally gave a release date for the film, which will hit theaters this December

Coming soon: While the visionary director, 57, and star-studded cast have kept details of the project largely under wraps, the streaming site finally gave a release date for the film, which will hit theaters this December

Del Toro first announced that he would be adapting the tale into a stop-motion animated film in 2008, but encountered difficulties in getting the project off the ground over the next decade.

Although many studios turned the

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