Copic Artist Carlos Grangel Participates in Oscar-nominated Stop-motion Animated Film
Carlos Grangel is a highly acclaimed artist/designer, and his Grangel Studio specializes in character design and focuses on animated films. Over the past 25 years, Grangel Studio has created art styles and collaborated on more than 25 feature films, including "The Prince of Egypt" (DreamWorks 1998), "Madagascar" (DreamWorks 2005), "Tim Burton´s Corpse Bride" (Warner Bros. 2005), "Kung Fu Panda" (DreamWorks 2008), "How to train your Dragon" (DreamWorks 2010), and "Hotel Transylvania" (Sony Animation 2012).
“Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio”, a stop-motion animated film in which Carlos was involved in, was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2023 Academy Awards. The film has already picked up several awards, including the feature prize at the 50th Annie Awards, presented by ASIFA-Hollywood.
Carlos designed the final versions of characters like Pinocchio and Geppetto along with other highly acclaimed designers, Guy Davis, Gris Grimly, and Tucker Barrie.
Carlos is a long-time Copic user, and Copic markers are also used in Pinocchio's designs. Click on the link to read the interview we did with him
The results of the 95th Academy Awards will be announced on March 13 (Japan time). By the time you read this article, the results will be in, but whether the movie wins or not, we are very honored that Copic helped expand Carlos' imagination and realize the vision of Guillermo del Toro.
“Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio” is now streaming on Netflix.