Shadow Machine, based in Los Angeles, California, to produce Guillermo Del Toro's stop motion feature PINOCCHIO.  

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This looks really cool!

Excellent that the project if going forward!!! But a bit surprising that it's Shadow Machine. I mean, I know it's largely the same talent pool that does the big feature stopmo films, but usually when they do it's not under the Shadow Machine moniker. I associate Shadow Machine with Robot Chicken and similar raunchy comedy TV shows. I hope for this they take an appropriately cinematic and atmospheric approach, closer in spirit to Coraline or ParaNorman than to Robot Chicken. Obviously they're capable of that - but I wonder why they're producing under the Shadow Machine name if the end result will be siginficantly different from what they normally produce? Possibly there are good reasons for it. 

Wait - does SM do Frankenhole? If so, then that show has a pretty cinematic and atmospheric feel to it, and that's reassuring. I just don't know if that's a Shadow Machine show or not. 

Starburns Industries does Frankenhole now. But the pool of people does blur at times it looks like.

Same associations for me... worse maybe because I've only seen some of the very first series of Robot Chicken, it was never broadcast here, and I didn't like it enough to get any more on DVD.  So I'm probably not even judging them by their best work so far. But I'm thinking - there would be a lot of very talented people at Shadow Machine who are required to churn stuff out fast and cheap. But I'm sure would really like the chance to get into something substantial.  This would make a nice reward for their hard work. 

Great to see this film actually happening.

Are these actual character designs from the project?

That's what I was reacting to. I've never really heard of Shadow Machine and have only seen a short clip of Robot Chicken.

Yes, those are maquettes for Gepetto and Pinocchio for this production.  

There is older concept art floating around like HERE.

Thanks!!! I've been looking everywhere to see where was it going to be produced!!! I'd love to work on it so much!

Been looking forward to this for quite a while now!

The IMDB for it went up so fast with rumours and a tentative release date.

Del Toro wanting to wait until 2013 to begin production is such a tease!

(Pinocchio (2014))

What?  How did I miss this until now?  Yet another thing to get excited about!

Yeah man!! this project is super exciting and right in Town!!

I am definitely going to be sticking my hat in this pot and gona try to make it on the team.

As for worrying about shadow- Not an issue at all....the artists there are all Very able to do High level feature work....in fact shadow is working right now on a stopmo feature that has a Super HIGH level of visual quality.....

good times

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