Chris deFaria, President of DreamWorks Animation Film Group announced that Guillermo del Toro has signed on to write, produce and direct multiple animated family films for the studio. The director is known for his projection of creatures in his films and his poetic narration which eludes many moviegoers around the world.
Guillermo del Toro was recently awarded the Academy Award for Best Direction and Best Film for THE SHAPE OF WATER.
About del Toro’s appointment Chris deFaria said, "We are thrilled that Guillermo is adding a film partnership to the already successful television relationship he has with DreamWorks Animation. He is truly a one-of-a-kind artist, and we are eager to see his imagination on full display in the family animated feature space."
"Guillermo has a unique talent for creating memorable worlds and characters, and we believe the films we create with him will resonate with animation audiences for many generations to come. I am personally very excited to extend the long working relationship I have enjoyed with Guillermo and look forward to him also collaborating with us on some of our breakthrough advancements in technology and innovation.”
Always finding inspiration in the most unique places, Guillermo del Toro has made his filmography a testimonial to pay homage to everything that made him wonder as a child, he said, “Animation is an art form that has influenced my work greatly since childhood. To me, it’s the perfect medium to bring to life any and all ideas, no matter how outlandish or wild. I am eager to work with Chris and the talented artists at DreamWorks – some of the most talented people in the business – to make these images a reality. I have worked with DreamWorks for about a decade and the horizon just keeps getting wider."
Dreamworks was founded by Steven Spielberg along with others and has gone one to produce films like SHREK, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and KUNG FU PANDA.