There is something hopeful and honest, something bereft of cynicism in the children’s literature. Throughout the narrative, we shed tears, laugh loudly and even gasp as audibly as possible. And Shannon Tindle’s recent masterpiece, Lost Ollie, is a testament to this fact. Although small in size, the ragged stuffed toy here occupies a big space in your heart. And adding to a few titles that are as heartfelt, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio will land on Netflix shortly.
Although such dramas are distinguished for children, we are never one hundred percent sure that they are actually for kids. Bubbly and gleeful on the surface, they carry something meaningful, something to long for deep within. Children and adults alike tend to get lost in the fantasy ride, only to arrive at a beautiful conclusion. Such stories subtly lament the transience of magic of childhood. As soon as fans found lost Ollie on Netflix, they took to Twitter to share their excitement. And it seems like after such a beautiful reception, Shannon Tindle, too, has something heartfelt to share.
The creator of Lost Ollie compares the film with Del Toro’s Pinocchio
The Oscar-winning creator, Guillermo del Toro, is here to bring a little twist to a familiar story. The Italian tale of Pinocchio chronicles the misadventures of a wooden toy, who finally has an opportunity to become a human as a result of his good deeds. It is a story you think you know, but you do not. Ahead of its December release, Tindle tweeted extending his gratitude to the creator of Pinocchio.
Two fellas on the same journey. I can’t wait for Pinocchio later this year. Lost Ollie is here now- both on @netflix
One good turn deserves another, @RealGDT. Thank you.#LostOllie #pinocchiomovie pic.twitter.com/LSd0Qxldg8
— Shannon Tindle (@ShannonTindle_1) August 27, 2022
Ollie also takes us on many tantalizing adventures to find his best friend, Billy. And while doing so, it takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride. Perhaps it is this quality of these narratives to remind us how much space our loved ones take up in our life that makes them so special. Whatever it is, we, too, are excited for the other fellow with a big wooden nose to travel on the same path Ollie once walked on.
This might as well hint at an intriguing crossover where Ollie and Pinocchio together explore the corners of our imaginations yet unvisited. Are you excited for Pinocchio as he brings his misadventures on Netflix in December? Do let us know in the comments below.
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