Francis Ford Coppola’s proposed feature-length project interwove Carlo Collodi’s classic fairy tale (to be realised in an array of European-style animation), with a contemporary story (shot in live-action) of a group of refugee children being lead to rescue through a ravaged, war-torn landscape.

The concept drawings and animatic storyboard were part of development work by Passion Pictures, a leading film and commercials company.

The storyboard visualizes a 5-minute live-action sequence to be bookended by scenes in animation.

Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola.

Music for animatic by Simon Lambros.

Pinocchio, 16.5 x 23.4" charcoal
Pinocchio, 23.4 x 33.4" red conté