I saw Pinocchio and Frankenstein very close to each other, and they melded in my head... I love the idea that Pinocchio and Frankenstein are primal experiences of what it is to be human. Because you are thrown into a world that you don't understand, that is wrong for you and you're a wrong fit for it, and you have to figure yourself and the world as you go along. You either change the world or the world destroys you. And those two movies do that.
By: Guillermo del Toro
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro spoke to The Academy Museum's A.frame Journal about what director James Whale's 1931 adaptation of Frankenstein meant to him growing up, having first seen the movie on TV while growing up in Mexico. Del Toro relates the film to Pinocchio, another important movie in the budding filmmaker's early life.
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio won Best Animated Feature Film at the 95th Annual Academy Awards. He is writing and directing a Frankenstein adaptation that will reportedly star Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth.