Those familiar with world of cinema may recognise the name DreamWorks, the production studio which seem to be responsible for several blockbuster films. Originally founded in 1994 as DreamWorks Studios, the company may have produced several big budget films across their decades of establishment. Perhaps most notable, the studio released Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind and several other award winning films. These live action films seemed to feature a multi-talented cast and may have aided in the studios rise to proliferation.
It was in 2004 when the studio eventually set out to diversify from the live action features they may have been known for to establish an animation division. This new division, with a focus on animation, was created under the name DreamWorks Animation. The DreamWorks Animation division of the studio seemed to specialise in animated feature films and today the studio aims to continue their tradition of producing blockbuster films. Over the years, the animation department of DreamWorks may have produced several titles which seemed to be both commercially and critically successful. The titles which may have rose to the top of DreamWorks Animation studio’s portfolio seem to the animated feature films Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and the How to Train your Dragon.
With DreamWorks Animation studio’s penchant for animation, it comes with little surprise the studio’s latest release seemed to garner attention from audiences. This latest release aims to follow a more contemporary distribution model as DreamWorks Animation may have been able to capture the attention of multinational entertainment company Netflix.
The company which may be known for their international streaming services, Netflix aims to partner up with DreamWorks Animation and release a new animated visual treat. Between these large companies there seems to stand a creative individual with the idea for this next animated content; the creator behind this new original content is Mexican director/film producer Guillermo del Toro.
Guillermo del Toro may be known for his previous work on titles such as Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013) and several others which may have established the director as a notable figure in media. From the imagination of Guillermo del Toro comes his latest creation, an animated series called Trollhunters. With the help of DreamWorks Animation and Netflix, audiences may get a look at his new content this month.
The story of Trollhunters depicts the tale of a young teenager, Jim Lake Jr, who discovers a mysterious amulet one day. The discovery of this peculiar amulet eventually leads to Jim uncovering a secret society of trolls who have been living beneath his town this entire time. As Jim’s destiny seems to become intertwined with those of the trolls, the tale of Trollhunters may evolve into a creative fantasy adventure.
Trollhunters aims to showcase the distinct computer generated style of animation DreamWorks Animation may be known for and present an original story for audiences. This animated feature aims to be suitable for families by offering a new type of adventure for viewers of all ages. Featuring a colourful cast of animated trolls and a band of teenagers embroiled in adventure, Trollhunters aims to be the next animated series the whole family might enjoy. With Guillermo del Toro’s talent for releasing imaginative titles and DreamWorks animation studios expertise in computer generated animation, the release of Trollhunters seems to feature several talented individuals, seeming to make this latest release an anticipated offering for the Christmas season.
Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation Studio aim to release Trollhunters on Netflix on 23rd December.
How might Trollhunters aim to offer an imaginative adventure for audiences of all ages?