Prolific master of macabre fantasy and sci-fi Guillermo del Toro offered an up an explanation for the non-movement of his long-mooted Pinocchio movie, and apparently it’s Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie that’s to blame.
“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,” the director Tweeted.
“They look at numbers. Frankenweenie was a box office failure to them.”
It’s certainly true that Tim Burton’s stop-motion passion project didn’t exactly get the turnaround Disney were hoping for, grossing just over $35 million in the US against its $39 million budget.