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Guillermo Del Toro Presents First Look at ‘Pinocchio’

Guillermo del Toro introduced an exquisite scene and new teaser trailer from his anticipated stop-motion Pinocchio on Wednesday at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. As one would expect from the visionary director, the craftsmanship — from the stylized character and production design to the lighting and sound — makes for a rich rendering of […]

Guillermo del Toro to Present ‘Pinocchio’ First Look at Annecy Animation Festival

Guillermo del Toro will present an exclusive look at footage from his anticipated stop-motion Pinocchio during the Annecy International Animation Festival, which will be held in the French city June 13-18. Del Toro and Mark Gustafson are helming this reimagining of the classic 1883 novel by Carlo Collodi, which is slated for release by Netflix in December. The voice […]

How Canada Made Such a Strong Showing in the 2022 Oscar Race

Guillermo del Toro reached the pinnacle of Hollywood success by shooting Oscar winners and contenders like The Shape of Water and Nightmare Alley in Ontario. So after years of working with Canadian creatives, the horror maestro’s growing web of Toronto collaborators are set to join him at the Academy Awards on March 27 — and […]

Hollywood Powers Ontario to Record $2.88B Production Spend in 2021

Rebounding foreign location shooting amid the pandemic helped lift Ontario’s film and TV industry to a record $2.88 billion in total production activity in 2021. Ontario Creates, which markets the province in Hollywood, reported that foreign film and TV production expenditures across the Canadian province last year reached $1.91 billion, compared to $802.5 million spent […]

Guillermo del Toro Says ‘Nightmare Alley’ Is “Not the Type of Movie That Is Getting Made That Much Anymore”

“No problem seemed to be big enough, but we got pretty much all of them,” filmmaker Guillermo del Toro chuckles while recalling the myriad and considerable uphill battles he faced every step of the way as co-writer, producer and director of Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley, his masterful tribute to — and tweaking of — the film […]

Final Draft Awards: Guillermo del Toro, Jane Campion, Jeymes Samuel Among 2022 Honorees

The 17th annual Final Draft Awards took place Wednesday with a virtual ceremony, during which filmmakers Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), Guillermo del Toro (Nightmare Alley), Nicole Holofcener (The Last Duel) and Jeymes Samuel (The Harder They Fall) earned honors for their screenwriting. Television honorees included Dopesick creator/showrunner Danny Strong and Yellowjackets creators […]

Guillermo del Toro Says This is Not the Time to Change How Craft Categories Are Honored During the Oscars

Guillermo del Toro says a year when many Oscar nominees were working under life-risking pandemic conditions is not the time to change how the categories are honored during the live telecast. The Oscar-winning director shared his feelings on the Film Academy’s recently announced decision to not traditionally telecast eight categories during the live ceremony, including […]

Guillermo del Toro to Receive AIS’ Inaugural Gene Kelly Visionary Award

Guillermo del Toro is scheduled to receive the inaugural Gene Kelly Visionary Award at the Advanced Imaging Society’s 12th Lumiere Awards, which will be presented during a March 4 luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel. On Tuesday, the Society additionally announced that its Sir Charles Wheatstone Award will go to Epic Games for the development of the real-time Unreal […]

Guillermo del Toro to Receive Visual Effects Society Honor

Guillermo del Toro will receive the Visual Effects Society Award for Creative Excellence during the 20th VES Awards, which also marks the Society’s 25th anniversary. The award, which will be presented March 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, recognizes individuals for contributions to the visual effects industry. “Guillermo is a fiercely inventive storyteller, who has pushed the boundaries […]

Charlie Day on ‘I Want You Back’ and Guillermo Del Toro’s Generosity

Charlie Day has wanted the chance to play an affable leading man in a romantic comedy for quite some time, and he finally made it happen in Jason Orley’s I Want You Back by re-teaming with a familiar collaborator. In 2011, six years after Day’s beloved TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia put him […]

Guillermo del Toro Remembers Making ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’: “Everything That Could Go Wrong Went Wrong”

It would seem that a taxi driver is to thank for the making of Guillermo del Toro’s three-time Oscar-winner Pan’s Labyrinth.  On Wednesday night, del Toro joined the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for a 15th anniversary celebration screening and Q&A for the film. The acclaimed Mexican writer-director revealed that prior to making the film, […]

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man’ Wins Slow Weekend Amid Omicron Surge

Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home topped the domestic box office chart in its seventh weekend as moviegoing continued to lag amid a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant. No Way Home grossed an estimated $11 million for the Jan. 28-30 weekend to finish Sunday with a domestic cume of $735 […]