Friday, October 22, 2010

Guillermo del Toro Turning Pixar Animator's Creepy Short "Alma" Into Feature Film

The guys over Moviephone (Cinematical) just posted this about a very cool, creepy short which is being turned into a feature film...

DreamWorks is preparing to get creepy, tossing aside ogres, fairy tales, aliens and dragons for a story about an ominous toy store and a little girl who gets sucked in by a rather familiar-looking doll. The premise alone makes this project interesting, but to up the ante it's coming to us from producer Guillermo del Toro and Pixar animator Rodrigo Blaas.

'Alma' is a short film about a little girl who discovers a strange toy store while walking through a snow-covered alley one day. Full of dolls, she's intrigued because the one in the window looks exactly like her -- same face, hair and clothing. The more intrigued she gets, the further the doll moves away from her -- not to keep her from breaking something, but because the shop wants to add her to its permanent collection.

Click here to read more and watch the short


  1. Very creepy!

    Again, though - how many projects does this guy have his fingers in right now??