“And why is the exposed skull on fire?” is not a question one should have to ask with regards to a children’s film.
All joking aside, Guillermo del Toro is a great choice to help improve Dreamworks animated features. He was all over How to Train Your Dragon and that was a genuinely enjoyable film. It didn’t quite have the adult/child crossover of a Pixar creation but it was probably Dreamworks‘ most well-rounded offering to date.
Though I do think Dreamworks would do well not to stifle Del Toro were he to throw in a few goat-faced demon spawn in the next Madagascar sequel.
Commenters: How else might Guillermo del Toro bring his singular vision to children’s films? Or how might he adapt current animated movies?