Disney Teams Up With Guillermo Del Toro!

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The first picture for Double Dare You is…

The Mouse House has been making some major moves the last two weeks. Recently, the big news was the Walt Disney Studios and Marvel partnership. Today, it announced it will be collaborating with Guillermo del Toro; together they’re moving forward on a new production label called Disney Double Dare You.

The outfit will create new animated films geared towards kids but steeped in dark material. All films will be produced under the guidance of del Toro, who originated the concept and the design of DDY and who will also direct certain projects. The first project in development for the new label is called Trollhunters, an original del Toro story which he will produce.

Del Toro says, “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.”

Del Toro is currently directing back-to-back feature film adaptations of the Tolkien classic, The Hobbit, for release in 2011 and 2012. He’s also producing Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor