Spanish animation artist Alberto Mielgo, a Cartoon Brew fave for over a decade, will write and direct his first feature film for Greg Silverman’s independent production company Stampede. Silverman was the former president of creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros. before exiting in 2016.
No details have been released about the film other than it will be based on an original concept. But if Mielgo’s past work is any indication, the film will be a risk-taking venture unlike anything else out in the current animation marketplace.
Mielgo was nominated for an Emmy last week for “The Witness,” a short that he wrote and directed for Netflix’s anthology series Love, Death & Robots. He has previously won an Emmy and Annie Award for his work on Tron: Uprising, and played a significant role in establishing the visual language of Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.