Disney goes creepy. Dick Cook, the chairman of Walt Disney announced this morning at a Disney Presentation at D23 that Guillermo del Toro will be leading Disney’s new label “Disney Double Dare You” which will be animated films that are “meant to scare” and be filled with “chills and thrills.”
The project will be lead by Del Toro and is meant to bring back the imaginative and scary side of Disney. Del Toro was not able to be their in person because he was busy with The Hobbit in New Zealand, but he did make a big screen appearance where he told us that he will be behind all of them and intends to make them a “scary, thrilling experience” like the title alludes to.
The first one will be titled Trollhunters, which I guess means that we’ll be getting a series of… well we don’t know what of. Shorts? Films? Episodes? Not quite sure. But we were given a hint! Which is that there will be “one feature which shall remain secret but that you will soon be very familiar with” that has to do with the series?
Del Toro also stated:
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 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.
In making the announcement, Cook said:
“This is truly an inspired collaboration, and a wonderful opportunity to revisit one of the most imaginative and memorable musical fantasies of all time. To be working with the amazing folks at Apple Corps, and to have Bob helming the sub is truly as good as it gets. With all those incredible Beatles songs and imagery, the spectacular vision of Bob and his pioneering team at ImageMovers Digital, and a classic adventure full of wit and action, we’re sure that moviegoers are going to have a great time on this latest trip to Pepperland.”
Maybe something with Marvel? The Haunted Mansion? Any other ideas?