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Puss in Boots 2 Still Demolishing Box Office Despite Streaming Release Proves Guillermo del Toro Was and Always Will Be Right About Animation No Longer Being a Kids’ Medium

Puss in Boots 2 Still Demolishing Box Office Despite Streaming Release Proves Guillermo del Toro Was and Always Will Be Right About Animation No Longer Being a Kids' Medium

Guillermo del Toro is a well-known Mexican director who has been honored with Academy Awards, Golden Globe awards, Daytime Emmy awards, BAFTA, and much more. del Toro is well known for producing some of the best animated works that have been praised by both audiences and critics alike. del Toro’s work is characterized by strong connections with fairy tales and horror. The Mexican filmmaker has a long list of successful projects but some of his best include, Pan’s LabyrinthHellboy II: The Golden ArmyPacific RimThe Shape of Water, and the groundbreaking Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.

Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro

del Toro is also known for his fascination with monsters as he considers them a source of power. But that’s not all, he is also known for revolutionizing animation cinema which has been long stigmatized by the fact that it is only meant for kids. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is a live and recent example which unlike its previous Pinocchio movies was a stop-motion, dark fantasy film. Despite the experimentation with a classic kid’s fairy tale, the outcome ended up impressing the audiences and even bagged Oscar nominations. del Toro’s vision of animation is becoming more and more visible, as now other animated movies are also beginning to engage adults.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Vision Of Animation

Guillermo del Toro has always believed that animated movies are not only for kids but also have the potential to drive the adult segment of society. He made his stance crystal clear that animated projects can engage viewers of all age groups. The stereotype that animation is only meant for kids is completely false. The director of The Shape of Water has even stated that animated movies should be nominated under the Best Picture category at the Academy Awards. 

“Animation is cinema. Animation is not a genre for kids, it’s a medium.”

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots 2 Proves Guillermo del Toro Right

Puss in Boot 2 or Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, is an American animated film and is the second installment of the 2011 movie Puss in Boots. The series is a spin-off of the Shrek franchise. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is performing exceptionally well at the box office currently, despite the fact that it has already been made available on streaming platforms. The movie has an estimated box office collection of $403 million against its $90 million budget. The second installment of Puss in Boots stands at the third position only behind Avatar: The Way of Water and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

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Guillermo del Toro's animation revolution
Guillermo del Toro’s animation revolution

The exceptional performance of the animated movie at the box office despite its easy availability on streaming platforms clearly indicates that audiences are enjoying animated movies on the big screen. The success of Puss in Boots 2 highlights the fact stated by del Toro about the potential of animated movies. 

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. 

Source: Movieweb

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