Score one for Dreamworks. The studio has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro to write, produce, and direct animated family films for the studio.
Del Toro is no stranger to the studio, having worked with them for the last decade. He is the creator and executive producer of the Dreamworks Animation Television series Trollhunters, and its soon-to-arrive offshoots, 3 Below and Wizards. On the feature film side, del Toro has been an executive producer on Rise of the Guardians, Puss in Boots, and Kung Fu Panda 3, and also served as a creative consultant for Kung Fu Panda 2 and Megamind.
In addition to creating movies, del Toro will take a hands-on role at the studio, working with DreamWorks Animation Film Group president Chris deFaria and other artists and technologists at the studio to help advance Dreamworks’ pilot programs for developing new production techniques and cross-platform storytelling.