Every song in Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, like Disney's version, has many songs sung by voice actors. Here is a complete guide to music.

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

^ Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio" is a stop-motion film that offers a fresh take on a familiar story, with several songs adding to the film's story. up the color. Similar to Disney's Pinocchio, the liveliest puppet's latest release is filled with music, making it a standout in the animation world, earning Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature. Pinocchio's music was directed by del Toro and Marc Gustafson, and was primarily produced by Alexandre Desplat, who worked with del Toro on The Shape of Water.

The stop-motion film Pinocchio has ten songs written especially for the film, including the film's verse "Ciao Papa", written by composer Alexandre Desplat, lyricist Robin Katz and del Toro himself. creation. Nine of the ten songs are original, with the history behind one incorporating themes and story beats from stop-motion Pinocchio. Here's a complete guide to song titles.

"My Son" by David Bradley - "My Son" is performed by Geppetto at the beginning of del Toro's Pinocchio. The song plays a series of scenes that show how close Geppetto and his son Carlo are, The groundwork was then laid for the heartbreak that followed.

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"Everything Is New to Me" by Gregory Mann and David Bradley - "Everything is New to Me" is sung by Pinocchio and Geppetto after the puppets bring the wood elves back to life. When Pinocchio came into the living world, he was learning about everything around him, and what not to do and how to behave in front of other people, which made him ask a lot of questions about all these new things.

"We Were a King Once" by Christoph Waltz - "We Were a King Once" was sung by Count Volpe before he met Pinocchio for the first time. Earl Volpe lamented that in his more successful days with traveling circuses and puppet shows, he made money so easily compared to where he was now. Not long after the song plays, Volpe meets Pinocchio and plots to use him to get back on top.

"My Bubblegum" by Gregory Mann - "My Bubblegum" was performed by Pinocchio in his first show for Count Volpe, but before he toured with him, the deal was signed.

"Late Lament" by: Tim Blake Nelson - "The Late Lamented" was performed by Black Rabbit before Pinocchio was killed and sent to the afterlife to sit with Death.

"Ciao Papa" by Gregory Mann - "Ciao Papa", probably the central song of the stop motion animation, was sung by Pinocchio after he decided to tour with Count Volpe's show. "Ciao Papa" is played in a montage in which Pinocchio travels from one Italian city to another, saying goodbye to Geppetto and expressing his excitement for the adventure he is about to experience. This song was also performed when Pinocchio was on stage in front of a large audience.

"Fatherland March" by Gregory Mann - "Fatherland March" performed by Pinocchio in Count Volpe's Puppet Show. It is an ode to Italy and, more importantly, to Benito Mussolini's fascist ideology. It was a song Count Volpe hoped Mussolini would enjoy when he agreed to take part in one of his shows. Although Pinocchio sings the song proudly, he doesn't quite understand what it means in the grand scheme of things.

"Big Baby II Duce March" by Gregory Mann - to irritate Count Volpe and make him Looking ridiculous in front of Benito Mussolini, Pinocchio and the monkey Spazzatura reworked the lyrics of "March to the Fatherland". The result was "Big Baby II Duce March," performed by Pinocchio in front of Mussolini, who came to Volpe's performance to witness the talking puppet without strings.

"Rataplan Delle Camicie Nere" by Daniele Derra - "Rataplan Delle Camicie Nere" is an Italian fascist song used to call for war. It plays after Pinocchio is taken by Podestà, as an introduction to the youth camp he and Candlewick are forced to join.

"Better Tomorrows" by Ewan McGregor - "Better Tomorrows" is sung by McGregor's Sebastian J. Cricket, which is played after Pinocchio ends.

Entering del Toro's Pinocchio, viewers may expect to hear certain classic songs closely related to the story, including "When You Wished on a Star" and "I Have No Strings" by The Blue Fairy. However, del Toro's Pinocchio lacks these big songs because they belong to Disney's version of Pinocchio. New stop-motion animation, though adapted from the same novel by Kahlo Collodi has no attachment to the Walt Disney animated film or its 2022 live-action adaptation. Since Netflix's iteration of Pinocchio is its own affair, the songs in the film relate directly to del Toro's narrative (and its changes to the original story).

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While the songs in Netflix's Pinocchio may not have met fans' expectations, the film's critical reception attests to its success. Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio" is nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards, following its Golden Globe win in its category. While the songs themselves received no nominations, they helped tell a new take on this familiar story. Del Toro proved he was willing to defy audience expectations with Pinocchio to tell a story that explored different themes, took the characters in new directions, and created its own mythology while still being a fun and captivating animated musical.

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