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Guillermo del Toro:
Crafting Pinocchio

December 11, 2022 — April 15, 2023

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art presents Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, an exhibition devoted to the craft and process behind the celebrated filmmaker’s first stop-motion animation film. On view in the second-floor Paul J. Sachs Galleries and in the Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center, the exhibition will provide visitors with a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process to realize del Toro’s latest film, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022). Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio will invite visitors to explore the collaborative craft of stop-motion animation filmmaking, from look development to the years-long production process, through a presentation of five full working sets and four large set pieces, alongside puppets and marionettes, maquettes, sculptural molds, drawings, development materials, time-lapse and motion-test videos, digital color tests, archival photography, and props from the film. In addition to the gallery presentations, MoMA will screen Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio on select days between December 3 and 11, along with a theatrical run from December 26 through January 4; present a complete retrospective film series called Guillermo del Toro: Tales of Mourning and Imagination, from January 4 through 29; and host a Carte Blanche film series, curated by the director, in March 2023, all in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters.

Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, and Brittany Shaw, Curatorial Assistant, with Kyla Gordon, Research Assistant, Department of Film.

Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL

Generous support is provided by the Triad Foundation, Inc.Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, and Karen and Gary Winnick.

The Bloomberg Connects digital experience is made possible through the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Guillermo del Toro on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Jason Schmidt/Netflix

Mackinnon & Saunders. Inprogress Pinocchio Production Puppets at the ShadowMachine workshop. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Netflix

Mackinnon & Saunders. Pinocchio Production Puppets with rigging, 2019-2020. 3D printed resin, 3D printed steel, steel, silicone, fabric, paint. 4 x 3 x 9.5″ (10.2 x  7.6 x 24.1 cm). Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Netflix

Mackinnon & Saunders. Geppetto and Pinocchio Production Puppets, 2019-2020. Geppetto: steel, foam latex, silicone, resin, fabric, fiber, plastic. 4 x 4 ¾ x 14″ (10.2 x 12.1 x 35.6 cm). Pinocchio: 3D printed resin, 3D printed steel, steel, silicone, paint. 4 x 3 x 9.5″ (10.2 x  7.6 x 24.1 cm). Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Netflix

Mackinnon & Saunders. Oversized Cricket Production Puppet with rigging, 2019-2020. 3D printed resin, steel, silicone, paint, printed eyes. 3 x 4 x 11″ (7.6 x 10.2 x 27.9 cm). Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Netflix

ShadowMachine. Columbina Production Puppet, 2019-2020. Steel, wire, resin, paint, fabric, brass. 3.5 x 3.5 x 9″ (8.9 x  8.9 x 22.8 cm). Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Netflix

ShadowMachine. Death Production Puppets with riggining, 2019-2020. 3D printed resin, 3D printed steel, steel, silicone, fabric, paint. 19 1/2 × 16 3/4 × 36 1/2″ (cm). Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Netflix

Guillermo del Toro on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Jason Schmidt/Netflix

Guillermo del Toro on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Jason Schmidt/Netflix

Left to right: Mark Gustafson and Guillermo del Toro on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Jason Schmidt/Netflix

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 11, 2022 – April 15, 2023. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Emile Askey

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 11, 2022 – April 15, 2023. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Emile Askey

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 11, 2022 – April 15, 2023. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Emile Askey

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 11, 2022 – April 15, 2023. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Emile Askey

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 11, 2022 – April 15, 2023. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Emile Askey

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 11, 2022 – April 15, 2023. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Emile Askey

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 11, 2022 – April 15, 2023. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Emile Askey

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 11, 2022 – April 15, 2023. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Emile Askey