Sep 27, 2010 12:08 PM EST

DreamWorks to Release del Toro's "Trollhunters"

Guillermo del Toro is keeping himself quite busy these days.

The acclaimed writer/producer/director recently signed on with Disney to do another "Haunted Mansion" film, but he also just signed on to act as consultant and executive producer for Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots. The big news, however, is that he will be releasing "Trollhunters" through DreamWorks Animation.

"Trollhunters" is based off of his own book,and recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter regarding the upcoming project.

"I wanted very much to develop a story  that could be written for kids but dealt with a genre that was scary. It essentially combines fairy tales with modern times and is about how difficult it is to be kid. Normally, kids are idealized in animated films. But the growing pains, married with the notion that there is a world right next to us that is completely plagued by creatures of ancient lore, it's thematically fitting with the rest of my stuff."

del Toro was also the producer on the upcoming remake "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, which will be released on January 1, 2011.

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