Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” won the Academy Award for best animated feature film on Sunday, the third Oscar of his career, Trend reports citing Reuters.
The haunting stop-motion musical fantasy was inspired by the 1883 Italian novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi, and informed by Gris Grimly’s illustrations of the 2002 edition of the book.
Del Toro, 58, reimagines the classic story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet who dreams of being a real boy, who is cared for by carver Geppetto.
However, the story of the Netflix Inc film is set in Fascist Italy during the interwar period and World War Two.
“Pinocchio” prevailed over other popular nominees A24’s stop-motion film “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” and the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) 3D animated film “Turning Red.”
Source: Trend News Agency