'Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Oscars: Animated Feature, Best Picture

Pinocchio Oscars: Animated Feature, Best Picture

What a

world we could live in if only we allowed the innocence of children to run

My 11-year-old

daughter Sophia is just learning about the scope of movies

You would

assume the child of an entertainment writer and Oscar enthusiast might be well-versed in the

Instead, she’s

currently enamored with the world of horror movies, with the “Scream” franchise standing as

Then, with

a dead silent New York audience, not knowing how to use her “inside voice,” she

Now, living

in Los Angeles for over a year, she was my plus-one to the U

premiere of

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” at the AFI Film Festival

For 114

minutes, her eyes were glued to the big screen, except for two emotional scenes in which

We called

my wife, home with my seven-year-old Noah; she asked Sophia how the movie was

“The music

was A-MAZING,” she shared enthusiastically over the Bluetooth speaker

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