Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio is a celebration and exploration of the inventiveness, passion and artistic cooperation that goes into making a cinematic vision come to life. Now streaming on Netflix, the movie Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio was ten years in the making and conceived for international audiences of all ages. The film highlights the importance of nonconformity and the love and understanding passed between parents and children—and above all, showcases the incredible passion that del Toro, co-director Mark Gustafson, and their team bring to the art of stop-motion animation.
With voice talents from Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor and a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio has been given extraordinary critical praise, with many already deeming it a “masterpiece.” This exhibition is coming to Portland from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Showcasing the collaborative art, craft and storytelling of the film, Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio immerses audiences in its world, featuring iconic creatures, set pieces, stop-motion animation technology, and fantastical visual and sound elements. At more than 8,000 square feet, the exhibition will guide audiences through the creation and collective artistry of del Toro’s work. Featuring the inspirations and inventiveness of the artists that helped bring the story to life, Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio will celebrate how far imagination can push us into making our dreams a reality.