Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in an antique toy shop window. Fascinated, Alma decides to enter.
In October 2010, it was announced that DreamWorks Animation is developing an animated feature film based on "Alma".
In November 2011, it was reported that the studio has hired Megan Holley, a writer of Sunshine Cleaning, to write a script.
Del Toro, who is also helping with the story and the design work, said in June 2012 that the film was in visual development.