Lights, camera, animation! The Academy Awards have always been a glittering celebration of cinematic excellence, and the winners of the Best Animated Feature Film category are no exception. From talking toys to undersea adventures, these films have captured our hearts and sparked our imaginations. Mix all of that with the genius mind of Guillermo del Toro, few would bet against such a film taking home a golden statue. Netflix's Pinocchio won this year's award, and in the process granting Del Torro the honour of the first person, and Latino, to have won Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Animation.
The film bested movies like Changing Red, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, and The Sea Beast.
The film was intended to be released in 2013 or 2014 when it was first revealed in 2008. However, the movie was revived and bought by Netflix in 2018 after experiencing production hell.
Del Torro is the first person, and Latino, to have won Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Animation.
We should also note, "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,” (based on the internationally best-selling book of the same name), took home the Oscars in the animated short film category.
In conclusion, the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award winners have consistently demonstrated the power of animation to transport us to new worlds, connect with our emotions, and tell compelling stories. Whether it's the lovable characters of "Toy Story," the breathtaking landscapes of "Up," or the magical world of "Coco," these films have left an indelible mark on our culture and continue to inspire new generations of filmmakers and animation enthusiasts. We can now add Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio to that list and patiently await the chance to this all over again when Oscar season returns next year.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.