Los Angeles, Apr 20 (PTI) Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has signed an exclusive deal with DreamWorks animation to write, produce and direct animated family films for the studio.Also Read - Oscar-Winning Legendary Hollywood Actor Christopher Plummer Dies at 91

This is the latest deal for the filmmaker, who earlier this month signed an overall deal with Fox Searchlight to write, produce and direct live-action feature projects, reported Variety. Also Read - After AR Rahman's 'Bollywood-Gang' Statement, Resul Pookutty Explains How Industry Shuns You Once You Win an Oscar Award

“Animation is an art form that has influenced my work greatly since childhood. To me, it’s the perfect medium to bring to life any and all ideas, no matter how outlandish or wild. I am eager to work with (DWA Film Group president) Chris (deFaria) and the talented artistes at DreamWorks some of the most talented people in the business to make these images a reality. I have worked with DreamWorks for about a decade, and the horizon just keeps getting wider,” del Toro said in a statement. Also Read - Shekhar Kapur Reacts to AR Rahman's 'Bollywood Gang' Statement: An Oscar is The Kiss of Death in Bollywood

In the past, del Toro has acted as a creative consultant for DreamWorks’ “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Megamind” and other input earned him executive producer credits on “Rise of the Guardians,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Kung Fu Panda 3.” With DreamWorks Animation Television, he is the creator and executive producer of “Trollhunters,” which airs on Netflix, and has two others series in the works.

“We are thrilled that Guillermo is adding a film partnership to the already successful television relationship he has with DreamWorks Animation. He is truly a one-of-a-kind artist, and we are eager to see his imagination on full display in the family animated feature space,” de Faria said.

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