Magazine article Screen International

Guillermo del Toro Signs Multi-Year Exclusive Deal with DreamWorks Animation

Magazine article Screen International

Guillermo del Toro Signs Multi-Year Exclusive Deal with DreamWorks Animation

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Mexican auteur takes office on Glendale campus.

Guillermo del Toro speaks to NFTS students

Guillermo del Toro has struck a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce, and direct animated family films.

The pact, which comes hot on the heels of del Toro’s expansive deal with Fox Searchlight after they collaborated on the Oscar-winning The Shape Of Water, will see the Mexican auteur take office on the studio’s Glendale campus.

Del Toro’s most recent association with DreamWorks Animation was for the television division as creator and executive producer in the Netflix series Trollhunters.

That show is part of his Tales Of Arcadia trilogy. Two more original series, 3 Below and Wizards, are scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2018 and 2019.

Del Toro served as an executive producer on Rise Of The Guardians, Puss In Boots, and Kung Fu Panda 3, and as a creative consultant for Kung Fu Panda 2 and Megamind. …

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