Walt Disney Studios announced today that, in collaboration with Guillermo Del Toro, they will create new “animated features full of chills and thrills for audiences of all ages.” This new production label, “Disney Double Dare You,” was a concept originated and designed by Guillermo. The label will function under his guidance and he will also direct certain projects.
Said Del Toro, “As a director, I love to take audiences into fantastic new worlds and provide them with some anxious moments in the process. It is part of the Disney canon to create thrilling, unforgettable moments and villains in all their classic films. It is my privilege for DDY to continue in this tradition. To partner up with The Walt Disney Studios, with the support of Dick Cook and John Lasseter, is to belong to a storytelling partnership that I admire deeply. It is a true honor. I look forward to coming up with fresh and original stories that will take Disney films in a whole new direction. The emphasis is on fun, and we have some great ideas already on the storyboards.”
The first project in development for “Disney Double Dare You” will be “The Trollhunters”, an original Del Toro story which he will also produce.
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