Guillermo del Toro’s PINOCCHIO stalled because of FRANKENWEENIE?

Well, we know both properties are technically Disney owned but how could one movie, be stalled by another? Find out the details below.

pinocchioDel Toro’s Pinocchio was on our radar since we first heard about the stop animation flick but then… we heard nothing. That all changed today.

Writer Gris Grimly took to Twitter to post a brief progress report (his tweets appear to have been removed, but the fellas at Bleeding Cool had ’em).

The first read: “Short to the point update on Pinocchio for those inquiring: It appears that this is not the right time for such a superior-adventurous flick.”

But why?

In response to one of his followers, Grimly cited Frankenweenie as one reason for Pinocchio’s potential demise.  “There are people like us out there. But they look at numbers. Frankenweenie was a box office failure to them.”

By “them” we assume he is referring to the films producers (Frankenweenie‘s Allison Abbate was executive producing) and/or The Jim Henson Company (the latter was overseeing the production).

Frankenweenie took home $67 million worldwide; $35.2 million of that was made domestically. Knowing Del Toro.

Del Toro is not one to let a project just fail so here’s hoping we see it soon.

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