Saturday, September 12, 2009
Del Toro & Disney
Ok, seriously? The Disney corporation has taken a massive dose of steroids or something this year. They are on a major streak when it comes to smart moves and hype. If Marvel, Tim Burton, the return of 2D animation, and The Beatles weren't enough (Yes, if you haven't heard, they're working with Robert Zemeckis on a 3D update of Yellow Submarine), they're building a new branch of their animation department with director Guillermo Del Toro called "Disney Double Dare You". Del Toro has a slew of creature features and fantasy landscapes under his belt, and this new project will focus on family friendly films with a darker, more frightening edge. MTV.com quotes Del Toro's appearance at the D23 expo, saying: "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." Personally, this blogger concurs. I'd love to see Disney actively take on some bleaker projects, i always loved Black Cauldron when i was a kid, and with such a massive focus on saleable princesses and the bright poppy Disney channel tartlets, a more varied focus is just what they need. The company's first film will be entitled Trollhunters, no word as to details.