Netflix announces an impressive list of upcoming animated movies and series

We’ve spoken a good bit about how Netflix goals to beef up its content material library, spending billions (sure – with a ‘b’, not an ‘m’) on a spread of unique programming for its worldwide viewers. One of the areas its investing in closely is animated content material, notably with extra family-friendly fare, and that’s one thing highlighted by their newly introduced slate of animated exhibits and movies that’ll roll out through the course of the subsequent few years from some of the highest expertise within the business.

The slate consists of the next six new exhibits and movies:

MAYA AND THE THREE (2021) is an animated restricted series created, written, and directed by Jorge Gutierrez (The E-book of Life, El Tigre). Set in a legendary Mesoamerican impressed world, a warrior princess embarks on a quest to recruit three legendary fighters to assist save the world of males and gods. Silvia Olivas (Elena of Avalor) is co-writer and co-executive producer, and Jeff Ranjo (Moana) is head of story.

MY FATHER’S DRAGON (2021) is a 2D animated household function movie from director Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells, The Breadwinner) and written by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur), with story by Meg LeFauve and John Morgan, who’re additionally government producers. Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Footage are producing along with Paul Younger of Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, The Breadwinner) and Tomm Moore. Based mostly on the Newbery Honored youngsters’s novels by Ruth Stiles Gannett, My Father’s Dragon tells the story of younger run-away Elmer Elevator, who searches for a captive Dragon on Wild Island and finds rather more than he might ever have anticipated. Alan Moloney and Ruth Coady of Parallel Movies may also function government producers alongside Gerry Shirren.

GO! GO! CORY CARSON (2019) is an animated preschool series from Kuku Studios in Berkeley, CA government produced by Alex Woo (Wall•e, Ratatouille), Stanley Moore (Discovering Dory, Monster’s College) and Tone Thyne (Marvel Pets!, The Adventures of Serviette Man!). Based mostly on the hit toy line Go! Go! Sensible Wheels from VTech Electronics, Go! Go! Cory Carson follows the adventures of child automotive Cory Carson as he navigates the winding roads of childhood in Bumperton Hills.

KID COSMIC (2020) is an animated series in manufacturing from Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Women, Fosters House for Imaginary Buddies). This can be a present a few younger boy who goals of turning into a hero, and when he stumbles throughout some cosmic stones of energy his goals seem to have come true! Sadly the truth of being a hero vs. the fantasy of being a hero are utterly totally different and this problem turns into the most important battle he has to face. The Child stands out as the good man, however he’s actually dangerous at it!

TRASH TRUCK (2020) is an animated series in manufacturing from Max Keane (Pricey Basketball). Hank is a free-range, dirt-covered 6 yr previous boy with an enormous creativeness and an even greater greatest pal… an enormous honking, snorting trash truck. From studying to fly to going to the dentist, there isn’t a journey too huge or too small for these two greatest associates. Glen Keane (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Magnificence and the Beast) and Gennie Rim (Pricey Basketball) function government producers alongside Max Keane.

THE WILLOUGHBYS (2020) is a extremely stylized CG animated function movie presently in manufacturing with BRON Animation in Vancouver from author/director Kris Pearn (Cloudy With A Probability of Meatballs 2). When the 4 Willoughby youngsters are deserted by their egocentric mother and father, they need to discover ways to adapt their old style values to the modern world to be able to create a brand new and trendy household. Based mostly on the guide by Newbery Award-winning writer, Lois Lowry. Starring Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Martin Brief, Alessia Cara and Jane Krakowski.

Additionally they launched a bit extra info on seven of their beforehand introduced tasks, together with Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio adaption, as follows:

JACOB AND THE SEA BEAST (2022) is a CG animated function movie written and directed by Academy Award profitable filmmaker Chris Williams (Moana, Massive Hero 6, Bolt). Jacob and the Sea Beast tells the epic story of an enthralling seafarer who sails into uncharted waters and discovers an unlikely ally in a sea monster.

KLAUS (Vacation 2019) is a 2D animated household function movie from author/director Sergio Pablos, co-creator of Despicable Me. When a egocentric younger postman is assigned to a distant Scandinavian city, his unlikely friendship with a reclusive toymaker results in the origin story of Santa Claus. This timeless story is visualised via a singular mixture of classical hand drawn animation and leading edge digital know-how. The world options volumetric lighting and texturing sometimes seen in CG animated movies. Voice actors embrace Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, JK Simmons and Joan Cusack. Written by Pablos, Zach Lewis and Jim Mahoney, the screenplay is predicated on an unique story by Pablos. Matthew Teevan, Gustavo Ferrada and Marisa Roman are producers, and Jinko Gotoh (The LEGO Film 2: The Second Half, The Little Prince) is government producer. Sergio Pablos’ SPA Studios is producing the movie in Madrid, Spain, with Atresmedia Cine, with Toon Growth as a technological companion.

MIGHTY LITTLE BHEEM (2019) is an animated preschool series in manufacturing in India from Director Rajiv Chilaka (Chhota Bheem). Mighty Little Bheem would be the first preschool series of the favored Bheem franchise. It’s a non-verbal slapstick journey comedy by which its extremely robust, courageous and clever hero, Mighty Little Bheem travels by way of his hometown on loopy adventures, typically in search of ladoos (his favourite deal with).

MOTOWN MAGIC (Nov. 20, 2018) is a family-friendly animated series from Josh Wakely (Beat Bugs) that brings collectively 52 newly recorded variations of basic Motown hits from such musicians as The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Stevie Marvel, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Smokey Robinson, who serves as government music producer. The series follows Ben, a wide-eyed Eight-year-old with an enormous coronary heart and an superb creativeness, who makes use of a magic paintbrush to convey the road artwork in Motown to life.

OVER THE MOON (2020) is a CG musical journey a few woman who builds a rocket ship to journey to the moon to be able to show to her father that a legendary Moon Goddess actually exists. When she will get to the “other side” she unexpectedly discovers a whimsical world crammed with fantastical creatures – some of whom threaten her and others who finally assist her discover her means house. Directed by Glen Keane (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Magnificence and the Beast), written by Audrey Wells (Underneath the Tuscan Solar, George of the Jungle), produced by Gennie Rim (Pricey Basketball), and government produced by Janet Yang (Pleasure Luck Membership). Songs written by Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield, and Helen Park. Co-production with Pearl Studio.

PINOCCHIO (2021) is the animated function movie directorial debut of Academy Award profitable filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (The Form of Water). Pinocchio is his lifelong ardour undertaking, which he may even write and produce as a cease movement musical. Del Toro has set his retelling of the basic story of Pinocchio in Italy in the course of the 1930s. Pinocchio is a manufacturing of Guillermo del Toro, The Jim Henson Firm (The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance), and ShadowMachine (Bojack Horseman), which can home the stop-motion animation manufacturing. Alongside del Toro, Lisa Henson, ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, and Gary Ungar of Exile Leisure will produce. Blanca Lista will co-produce. Additionally alongside del Toro, Patrick McHale (Over The Backyard Wall) will co-write the script, Mark Gustafson (Implausible Mr. Fox) will co-direct, and Man Davis will function co-production designer, taking inspiration from Gris Grimly’s unique design for the Pinocchio character. The movie’s puppets shall be constructed by Mackinnon and Saunders (Corpse Bride).

WENDELL & WILD (2021) is an animated function movie from author/director Henry Selick (Nightmare Earlier than Christmas, Coraline) and author Jordan Peele (Key & Peele, Get Out) with Monkeypaw Productions. Two demon brothers (voiced by Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele) escape the Underworld and discover themselves in a city the place they need to evade a demon-duster teenager, Kat, who’s making an attempt to destroy them. Peele can also be producing via his Monkeypaw firm together with Selick and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein from the Gotham Group. Sarah Serata will co-produce. Government producers are Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Peter Principato and Joel Zadak for Principato-Younger, Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for The Gotham Group. Argentinian artist Pablo Lobato will design the characters.

That basically is a reasonably impressive lineup from a various combine of skilled and up-and-coming artists and writers, saying nothing concerning the voice casts for some of these movies both. Additionally they launched a sizzle reel from some of these concerned within the above tasks, speaking about what drew them to Netflix:

Final Up to date: November 7, 2018

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