In this video we look at the Incredible VFX for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio by the masters at MPC. Led by VFX Supervisor Aaron Weintraub and VFX Producer Emma Gorbey, the primary objective of the visual effects work was to support the filmmaker’s vision and match the practical, stop-motion aesthetic of the film, expertly crafted by the teams at ShadowMachine and The Henson Company.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio stars Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Cate Blanchett, Christoph Waltz and was directed by Guillermo del Toro & Mark Gustafson. We spoke to the cast and crew at the film’s UK Premiere at last year’s London Film Festival.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is on Netflix now.


In 1930s Italy, where fascist dictator Benito Mussolini rules with an iron fist, carpenter Geppetto’s life is dominated by his grief over the loss of Carlo, his 10-year-old son. He finds comfort in carving a wooden puppet, which a blue wood spirit unexpectedly brings to life.