LOONEY TUNES BACK IN ACTION
(Director) made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard,
followed by Piranha, both for Roger Corman. Dante directed the highly
praised werewolf thriller The Howling, followed by the It's a Good
Life segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie. With Steven Spielberg as
executive producer, Dante went on to helm the runaway hit Gremlins, which
grossed more than $200 million at the world-wide box office. His other film
credits include Innerspace, The â€˜Burbs, Gremlins 2: The New
Batch and Matinee. Most recently, Dante directed the feature film Small
Soldiers, an action-fantasy that blended live action, animatronics, and
computer generated imagery.
For television, Dante
directed HBO's 1997 near-future drama The Second Civil War, for which
he received a CableACE Award nomination for Best Director of a
Dante is a noted movie
buff with well-regarded knowledge of 1950s & 60s sci-fi/ horror films and
Warner Bros. cartoons, whose films frequently pay homage to these classics.
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