The Portland Art Museum will be hosting the Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio exhibit this summer. The exhibit is “a celebration and exploration of the inventiveness, passion and artistic cooperation that goes into making a cinematic vision come to life.” The exhibit started at MoMA in New York and is now opening at the Portland Art Museum on June 10th and will run through September 17th, 2023.
The musical short film was Executive Produced by Portland-based composer and filmmaker Kurt Rosenberg, based on his song of the same name. It was brought to life with stunning animation by Joël Gibbs of ARMADA studio.
This visually beautiful animated film is reminiscent of the old sea shanties found on the British Isles, a music genre that Kurt Rosenberg loves to listen to and compose. Continue reading... “Portland’s Kurt Rosenberg Brings “The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth” To Oregon Short Film Festival”
Guillermo del Toro‘s take on the classic story of “Pinocchio” has been honored with plenty of nominations (over 100 – see the list) and dozens of wins during this awards season, and ultimately won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature! Some of the more well-known wins have been across a few different categories at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the Lumieres, and the Annies, the list goes on.
The Portland animation studio, ShadowMachine, collaborated with writer-director, del Toro (“The Shape of Water”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”) on this new, and darker, version of the age-old favorite fable for Netflix. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Pinocchio” Racking Up Award Wins, Including An Oscar!”
#OregonMade “Pinocchio,” directed by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, has released a beautiful behind-the-scenes peek at the making of this stop-motion animated musical. “Pinocchio” is a co-production of del Toro, The Jim Henson Company, and Portland-based ShadowMachine. ShadowMachine also created the popular Bojack Horseman and The Shivering Truth, among other shows. The film features Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, and Gregory Mann, other cast includes Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Christoph Waltz, and Tilda Swinton. Continue reading... “Peek Behind-The-Scenes On #OregonMade “Pinocchio””
Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild” was the only animated film to make the recently announced Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) lineup. It will premiere in the Special Presentations section of the festival. “Wendell & Wild” is directed by Henry Selick, (“Coraline“) and co-created with writer and filmmaker Jordan Peele (“Get Out, Us”), Keegan-Michael Key, and Lyric Ross star (voice.)
Read more. TIFF runs September 8-18, 2022Continue reading... “Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild” To Premiere At TIFF”
#OregonMade Hinge Digital won anADDY Award at the national level for Alpenrose’s “Keep Portland Small” campaign. Hinge won the ADDY at the 2022 American Advertising Awards in the Animation, VFX & Motion Graphics category. That’s after winning multiple Gold ADDYs in Seattle this spring.
Big congrats to all of Hinge’s amazing artists who created this charming CG stop-motion style world.
Special shout out to the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club 🚂 for their help and inspiration.
Check out the full spot on Hinge’s website:
https://hellohinge.com/projects/alpenrose-keep-portland-small/ Continue reading... “Hinge Digital Wins a National ADDY Award”
Netflix has released an official teaser trailer for the upcoming #OregonMade “Pinocchio” directed by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson. This stop-motion animated musical features Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, and Gregory Mann, and other cast includes Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Christoph Waltz, and Tilda Swinton. “Pinocchio” is a co-production of del Toro, The Jim Henson Company, and ShadowMachine (Portland). ShadowMachine also created the popular Bojack Horseman and The Shivering Truth among other shows. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Pinocchio” Coming To Netflix Later This Year”
Opening Tonight: 15 Years of LAIKA!
Explore the 15th anniversary and stop-motion fantasia of LAIKA Studios with screenings of all five of its Oscar-nominated films, from Coraline to Missing Link, at OMSI’s Empirical Theater! Delve deeper into the artistry and technical innovation behind the films with key filmmakers on hand for Q&As preceding each film. Walkthrough displays of puppets and sets from each legendary film and explore the meticulous craftsmanship of LAIKA’s creative process. Tickets here. Continue reading... “LAIKA Is 15! Get Tickets For The OMSI Screenings & Interactive Exhibit – Starts Today!”