Guillermo del Toro Announces Full Dedication to Animation
Guillermo del Toro, renowned for his live-action films, has expressed his inclination towards animation throughout his career. As a producer of successful animated films and series such as “The Book of Life” and “Trollhunters,” del Toro has always had a special affinity for the medium. He also sponsors a scholarship program for Mexican animators. His most recent venture into animation was his first animated feature, “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” receiving critical acclaim with a 96% rating. In a recent interview, del Toro confirmed his plan to fully dedicate himself to animation in the future.
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Guillermo del Toro’s Next Animated Project: “The Buried Giant”
Del Toro’s next animated film is an adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s book, “The Buried Giant.” Produced by Netflix, this project marks the Mexican filmmaker’s continued commitment to animation. During a master class at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, del Toro shared his future plans. He mentioned a couple of upcoming live-action movies, but affirmed that his main focus will be on animation.
Animation as an Art Form: Breaking Stereotypes
Del Toro has been praised for his statements regarding animation. He firmly believes that it is not just a genre for children, but rather an art form capable of evoking deep emotions, parallel to live-action movies. Recently, he expressed his interest in collaborating with stop-motion legend Phil Tippett to adapt H.P. Lovecraft’s book, “In The Mountains of Madness,” into a stop-motion feature film. Although there are no confirmed updates on this project, fans of del Toro are excited about the possibility.
Celebrating the Success of “Pinocchio”
In the meantime, fans can celebrate the success of del Toro’s loose adaptation of “Pinocchio.” The film, made using traditional stop-motion techniques, became a hit on Netflix and received critical acclaim, even winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. It stood out among other highly reviewed films like “Sea Monster” and “Puss In Boots 2: The Last Wish.” The use of stop-motion in “Pinocchio” adds a magical element that harks back to the origins of cinema.
A Visionary Filmmaker’s Journey
Guillermo del Toro began his career in the film industry as a make-up artist and special effects coordinator in the 1980s. He later made his directorial debut with “Cronos,” a vampire film that received critical acclaim in 1993. Over the years, he continued to showcase his storytelling abilities with movies like “El Espinazo del Diablo” and “El Laberinto del Fauno,” the latter winning three Academy Awards. In 2017, del Toro achieved great success with “The Shape of Water,” further solidifying his reputation as a visionary filmmaker.
Throughout his career, del Toro’s unique approach to blending reality and fantasy has made him a respected filmmaker worldwide. His passion for compelling storytelling and his commitment to pushing boundaries have established him as a prominent figure in Hollywood and the film industry at large.
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