Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio was widely seen as one of 2022’s best films and one of Del Toro’s best films in general. Clearly, audiences weren’t the only ones thinking this because the film won for Best Animated Feature at the 2023 Oscars. However, the contributions of Del Toro’s long-time collaborator Matthew Robbins cannot be overlooked as he helped write the story in the first place. To celebrate the upcoming remaster of Dragonslayer, One Take News sat down with Robbins and when we brought up his contributions to Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, he gave the perfect response.
I wrote my draft eleven years ago and nobody would make it. So it’s immensely gratifying that not only did it win but that it got made in the first place!Matthew Robbins
Robbins started working on the story with Del Toro back in 2011 and at one point, Robbins and Del Toro were considering making the film 2D animated. However, this idea was scrapped in favour of the stop-motion animation the film got an abundance of acclaim for. Robbins stuck with the film throughout it’s long and tumultuous development process and the film released last year to universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike.
Watch the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio here:
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio is now streaming on Netflix. Stay tuned from more from our conversation with Robbins on Dragonslayer!