You learn something new every day.
Among the many categories of awards presented throughout the night, one is now getting significant attention on social media, as people are just now realizing the existence of one movie in particular: 2019′s live-action Pinocchio.
Find out more inside…
The movie received two Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the ceremony.
If you also had no idea the movie existed: it was directed and produced by Matteo Garrone, based on the 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Italian author Carlo Collodi, and stars Federico Ielapi as the title character.
In November of last year, Roadside Attractions announced they bought the U.S. rights to the film, and the English version of the movie was released in the United States and Canada on December 2. Watch it now on Amazon Prime!
Check out the trailer, and some Twitter reactions…
Y’all, was there a Pinocchio film last year?
And are there two west side story films coming out??? Lin Manuel AND Steven Spielberg??
I’m so behind
— Jamie Grace (@jamiegraceh) April 26, 2021
When did they slip a new Pinocchio past me
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) April 26, 2021
The pandemic was so wild there was a new Pinocchio movie and nobody fucking told me? I love that little asshole!
— Sean O’Connor (@seanoconnz) April 26, 2021