Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film. His speech for the award is what might have been an amazingly powerful statement. Not only did he stand up to the stereotypes of animated movies, but he also proved the point as to how animation is not just a genre of watching but a medium of presentation.
His retelling of the classic fairytale made fans fall in love with the wooden puppet’s journey once again. Not only was it a reminiscent part of childhood but it is far from a children’s movie. He made sure the movie was loved more by adults than by kids. His speech for the win was a step towards proving how animation is not meant to be for children alone.
Guillermo del Toro Stands Up For Animated Projects
During his Golden Globe speech, Pinocchio’s win specified how animation has been stereotyped as a genre for kids when it is far from that. Guillermo del Toro‘s work specifically shows just how advanced animated projects can be. Animated projects have genres within the medium, however, it in itself is not a genre. No doubt what he said is something fans have been trying to get around for a while now.
“Animation is cinema. Animation is not a genre for kids, it’s a medium.”
Projects like Arcane, Diabolical, Rick and Morty, and Coraline are proof that animated movies and TV shows are for every age group. Just because a project is animated does not mean that it’s automatically for children. This misconception is common, as the idea of animation being meant for children is far from what its actual potential is. Fans have been proud of del Toro’s statement and how his words have possibly changed the idea of what animations stand for.
Fans Support Guillermo del Toro For Magnifying Animated Movies
Fans are overjoyed to see Guillermo del Toro stand up for animation and speak for all those who have been trying to prove the importance of animation in mature views. More so, it brings about the idea that while a lot of animated media targets kids, a fair share explore more mature settings.
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To the audience, del Toro’s stance has been a game changer, for he is not only a voice of reason, but he also changes the tides of animation for the better. Fans have found him to be their inner voice and have since been cheering for him to win more awards in the future.
Pinocchio is now streaming on Netflix.
Source: Discussing Film