Guillermo del Toro is known as a filmmaker and for his love of dark and action-packed films so it surprised many when he took up an animated film that had a softer premise than his usual. I’m talking about ‘3Below: Tales of Arcadia’, his 3D baby with DreamWorks Animation. At first, it looked strangely dark but it wasn’t the case.
‘3Below: Tales of Arcadia’ is a story about two royals from another planet, which points out that they’re technically aliens. We have Prince Krel and Princess Aja of House Tarron, fleeing from their home planet, with their trusty bodyguard Varvatos Vex and their pet Luug (with a likely resemblance to a dog), only to crash land on Earth, more specifically, a place called Arcadia Oaks in sunny California City.
All of them will have to adjust to human life and culture while they slowly (or maybe fast) fix their spaceship, all the while trying to keep their half-dead parents. For the most part, their objective is to go back to their home planet and stop the new evil dictator who planted himself there: General Val Morando. Of course, this antagonist already has his sights on the two as he sends out bounty hunters to collect them and bring them back to him.