The Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio soundtrack includes music by David Bradley, Gregory Mann and Ewan McGregor. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio stars Ewan McGregor as Cricket, a bug novelist who recalls a fantastical story in Italy. David Bradley co-stars as Geppetto, a father who creates a wooden puppet to memorialize his late son. The storyline follows the title character as he comes to life and tries to be a real boy. Composer Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech) scored the 114-minute Netflix film; music supervisor Steven Gizicki (La La Land) handled the featured tunes. Here’s every song in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, an adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel The Adventures of Pinocchio.
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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie
- “My Son” by David Bradley (00:03:00): The Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio soundtrack song plays during an interior scene. Carlo (Mann) requests to hear one of his favorite songs. Geppetto plays the tune on an accordion and sings.
- “Everything Is New to Me” by Gregory Mann and David Bradley (00:20:00): Pinocchio introduces himself to Geppetto. He falls down a ladder and stands up. Pinocchio breaks into song and communicates his perspective.
- “We Were a King Once” by Christoph Waltz (00:35:00): Count Volpe (Christoph Waltz) learns about a living puppet. He talks about becoming a “King.” Count Volpe sings while reflecting about his glory years.
- “My Bubblegum” by Gregory Mann (00:44:00): Count Volpe introduces Pinocchio during a carnival show. A musical number begins. The title character performs the Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio soundtrack song.
- “The Late Lamented” by Tim Blake Nelson (00:48:00): Cricket narrates about Pinocchio’s death. He says that it “was not the end.” The music accompanies a casket sequence.
- “Mild Und Leise Wie Er Lächelt” from Tristan Und Isolde by Vienna Opera Orchestra and Chorus (00:57:00): The orchestral music plays during an interior scene. Count Volpe snores while sleeping. He wakes up as Pinocchio knocks at a door.
- “Ciao Papa” by Gregory Mann (01:01:00): The Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio soundtrack song accompanies an exterior scene. Geppetto tries to catch a ride to Alessandria. Pinocchio performs for a theatre crowd during a montage.
- “Fatherland March” by Gregory Mann (01:03:00): Pinocchio finishes singing “Ciao Papa.” He begins a new song. Pinocchio sings about “Il Duce.”
- “Big Bay Il Duce March” by Gregory Mann (01:13:00): Benito Mussolini (Tom Kenny) arrives at Count Volpe’s carnival. Pinocchio prepares for an unforgettable show. He begins a poo-themed performance.
- “Rataplan Delle Camicie Nere” by Daniele Derra (01:16:00): Podesta (Ron Perlman) arrives at a military youth camp. The Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio soundtrack song plays from a speaker system. Pinocchio inquires about the word “elite.”
- “Better Tomorrows” by Ewan McGregor (01:49:00): The song plays during the end credits. Cricket thinks about his life. He delivers a song and dance performance as the credits roll.
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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio released December 9, 2022 on Netflix.
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