Guillermo del Toro is becoming more of a family man with his new multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation. Del Toro's relationship with DreamWorks currently consists of creating and writing the ongoing Netflix series Trollhunters.
Chris DeFaria, President of DreamWorks Animation Film Group, announced the deal Thursday, according to Deadline. Part of the deal includes Del Toro taking up offices at the DreamWorks campus in Glendale, California and working with DreamWorks artists and technologists on creating new advancements in storytelling on multiple platforms. His first project under the new partnership will be announced in the coming months.
"Animation is an art form that has influenced my work greately since childhood. To me, it's the perfect medium to bring to life any and all ideas, no matter how outlandish or wild," Del Toro said in a press release.
Del Toro's upcoming Netflix series, 3 Below and Wizards, will premiere in 2018 and 2019, respectively. The director is just coming off winning two Oscars for his 2017 feature The Shape of Water. The film won Best Picture and Del Toro won Best Director.
"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," Del Toro said. "I have worked with DreamWorks for about a decade and the horizon just keeps getting wider."