Altrincham Puppet Masters Help Clinch Oscar for Pinocchio
A huge congratulations to Mackinnon and Saunders, based in Altrincham, who created the award winning puppets for Guillermo del Toro's reimagining of Pinocchio, which clinched best animated feature in the year's Oscars ceremony.
The hit Netflix stop-motion animation relied on dozens of characters constructed by the Altrincham studio.
Founded 30 years ago, Mackinnon and Saunders have brought to life some of children's most beloved TV characters including Bob the Builder, Postman Pat and the new Clangers.
The company built a global reputation through collaboration with Hollywood directors Tim Burton on Mars Attacks!, Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride and Wes Anderson on Fantastic Mr Fox.
Photographs from Mackinnon and Saunders: 30 Years and Beyond exhibition at Sale Waterside earlier this year.