Random: Guillermo del Toro Praises Mario Movie For Moving Animation In Right Direction

“Animation to me is the purest form of art”.

Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro — whose most famous films include Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, Hellboy, and this year’s Best Animated Feature winner Pinocchio — has praised The Super Mario Bros. Movie for “moving things” in the animated movie world.

Del Toro was speaking a the Annecy animation festival on Tuesday, with The Hollywood Reporter (via GoNintendo) in attendance. The director spoke about his love of animation and revealed to the audience that after a few more live-action films he wants to focus “only on animation”, following the success of his stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio for Netflix.

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