“Pinnochio” the much anticipated and talked about film with legendary director Guillermo Del Toro taking the reigns seems to have found a new lease on life. According to Deadline.com (Article: http://www.deadline.com/2012/07/shadowmachine-to-animate-and-produce-guillermo-del-toros-pinocchio/) Guillermo has not only signed a deal with the Henson Company but has also teamed up with Famous Hollywood Stop Mo Studio “Shadow Machine”. It looks that Shadow Machine will be handling the Pre-Production, Production, and Post Production for the film. This is very exciting since the project had not yet taken a direction forward in regards to having a home.
Currently Shadow Machine is in production of their Feature Film “Hell and Back”. I have personally seen the puppets and some sets from this production, and though I legally can’t comment on that film until it’s released, I can tell you that production value at Shadow Machine as of late is very high. Del Toro and Henson company definitely made a good decision in picking a stop mo studio with a fine pedigee and a rich history. I’m totally on the edge of my seat just dying to see whats next!