Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio is a celebration and exploration of the inventiveness, enthusiasm and artistic cooperation that goes into creating a cinematic eyesight arrive to existence. Now streaming on Netflix, the movie Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio was 10 decades in the producing and conceived for international audiences of all ages. The film highlights the value of nonconformity and the like and comprehending passed in between moms and dads and children—and over all, showcases the unbelievable enthusiasm that del Toro, co-director Mark Gustafson, and their team carry to the artwork of cease-movement animation. With voice abilities from Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Ewan McGregor and a soundtrack by Nick Cave and Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio has been provided amazing essential praise, with several by now deeming it a “masterpiece.” This exhibition is coming to Portland from The Museum of Present day Artwork (MoMA) in New York, wherever it is on see by April 15, 2023.

Showcasing the collaborative artwork, craft and storytelling of the movie, Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio immerses audiences in its globe, featuring legendary creatures, established items, quit-motion animation technologies, and fantastical visual and audio elements.  At much more than 8,000 square toes, the exhibition will tutorial audiences by the generation and collective artistry of del Toro’s do the job. Showcasing the inspirations and inventiveness of the artists that aided deliver the tale to everyday living, Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio will rejoice how significantly creativeness can press us into building our goals a truth.

The Portland Art Museum’s presentation of Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio will develop on the richness of the regional cease-motion animation community by supplying visitors a seem within the artists’ process. The exhibition and programs will give special awareness to the expertise and imaginative collaboration of the neighborhood cinematic animation artists at ShadowMachine—a renowned cease-motion animation studio dependent listed here in Portland, Oregon, a city ever more identified as a creative hub of the artform.

Close-up photograph of the Pinocchio puppet wearing a cape and holding a rifle while leaping over a barricade.

In addition to the exhibition itself, PAM Slice // Heart for an Untold Tomorrow, the Museum’s movie and new media arm, will improve and deepen the practical experience of Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio with classes, plans, and a screening collection celebrating the artwork of cease-movement animation. ShadowMachine co-founder Alex Bulkley was a 2021 honoree of PAM CUT’s Cinema Unbound Awards, which celebrate boundary-breaking multimedia storytellers working at the intersection of artwork and cinema.

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio is structured by The Museum of Modern-day Art. The exhibition is structured by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, and Brittany Shaw, previous Curatorial Assistant, with Kyla Gordon, Exploration Assistant, Division of Film, The Museum of Present day Artwork. The Portland Art Museum’s expanded presentation is curated by Amy Dotson, Curator of Movie and New Media and Director of PAM Lower // Center for an Untold Tomorrow.

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio is generously supported by presenting sponsors Grace Serbu and Ivan Gold, with further aid provided by. Ryan and Mary Finley, The Clark Foundation, Cooper DuBois, Ed Cauduro Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Netflix, Dan Wieden* and Priscilla Bernard Wieden, The Reserve Vineyards and Golfing Club – The Park Loved ones, and Exhibition Series Sponsors.

Photo of a display case filled with various puppets from the movie Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.
Black and white illustration of Death creature from the movie Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Crafting Pinocchio children guide (English/Spanish)
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The notion that anybody would not delight in this show looks impossible. It outclasses all halt-motion rivals in artistic abundance and melancholic undertones.

Portland Mercury


Grace Serbu and Ivan Gold


Ryan and Mary Finley
Exhibition Sequence Sponsors
Manitou Fund


The Clark Basis
Cooper DuBois
Zidell Household Foundation




The Reserve Vineyards and Golfing Club – The Park Family members