The music in a film or TV series can often make or break the final product as the use of songs or original score can help to add just the right emotion to each scene.

It’s something that is equally important regardless of whether the film is a big-budget action movie or an animated musical and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio falls into the latter of those two categories.

The stop-motion film is a real labor of love and that’s exemplified in the movie’s music but which songs feature in Pinocchio’s soundtrack and who composed its charming score?

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio release date and plot preview

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio landed on Netflix on Friday, December 9, 2022.

Alongside stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson, Del Toro reimagines the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled puppet who wants nothing more than to be a real boy.

Starring relative newcomer Gregory Mann alongside a litany of established stars, the film follows Pinocchio on an enchanted musical adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio © Netflix

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio soundtrack

As a musical, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio features a host of original songs that are performed by the movie’s cast with the tunes in the soundtrack including the following:

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio © Netflix

Who composed the score?

As well as a host of original songs created for the film, Pinocchio also features a charming and playful score that is the work of French composer Alexandre Desplat.

Born in Paris, the 61-year-old composer has been creating music for films and TV series since the mid-1980s and he has around 200 credits to his name.

A two-time Oscar winner, Desplat won his Academy Awards for the films The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Shape Of Water, where he also collaborated with Guillermo del Toro.

Other notable films that Alexandre Desplat has worked on include The Midnight Sky, Little Women, The Secret Life Of Pets, The Danish Girl, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo as well as Parts 1 and 2 of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

The composer is also a frequent collaborator with Wes Anderson and aside from scoring The Grand Budapest Hotel, he also created the music for The French Dispatch, Isle Of Dogs, Moonrise Kingdom and Fantastic Mr Fox.

Alexandre Desplat’s score as well as the songs from the soundtrack are available in a newly released album which is available to stream via the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on Friday, December 9, 2022.

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