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Discover the secrets of Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion masterpiece Pinocchio through stunning unseen art and incisive commentary from the filmmaker and his collaborators.
Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro reinvents Carlo Collodi's classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical, stop-motion film directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world.
Illustrated with stunning visuals, this deluxe volume follows the remarkable creative journey that brought Pinocchio to the screen, from del Toro’s early ideas for the adaptation, through to character design, puppet building, and the meticulous animation process. Featuring interviews with del Toro and a wide range of the film’s key creatives, this is the definitive story behind the birth of a brand-new Pinocchio.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: Includes exclusive interviews with Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro and his cast and crew.
ORIGINAL CONCEPT ART: Features a wealth of electrifying character and location art, storyboards, and other visuals used to conceptualize the film.
GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Filled with behind-the-scenes images and information about the entire filmmaking process, including the creation of the remarkable puppets and sets that were hand-crafted for the film.
PERFECT GIFT: The perfect gift for fans of Guillermo del Toro, animation, and film.
About the Author
Gina McIntyre is the New York Times best-selling author of Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down. Other award-winning books include Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times, Star Wars Icons: Han Solo, Game of Thrones: The Costumes and more. A longtime entertainment journalist, her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter.
Guillermo del Toro is the acclaimed director of The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak. His Strain novels are international best sellers. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, dog, cat, and rat.