I’ll be honest, I had no clue DreamWorks had a contract with Netflix. I mean, it’s not surprising, but seriously…totally missed that little detail. Oops. But imagine my surprise when I find out that A) DreamWorks totally has a contract with Netflix, B) they just agreed to expand the existing contract, and C) this expansion will lead to the production of both a new Voltron series (woo hoo!) AND an animated series entitled Trollhunters from Guillermo del Toro (via IGN). I mean…that’s just so much good news there. All of that is good.
As a child of the ’80s, the news about a Voltron reboot is music to my ears. There have been rumors of a movie for years now, but I don’t exactly have a ton of faith that it wouldn’t be completely terrible and nothing like the cartoon I know and love (prove me wrong, Hollywood. Prove me wrong). So that may never happen, but I’ll gladly take a reimagining of the original series, set to debut later this year on Netflix. That sounds like a very good idea. The streaming giant currently has the ambitious but flawed Voltron Force available for your viewing pleasure.
Just in case that’s not enough good news for you (greedy!), the expanded contract between DreamWorks and Netflix will also bring you Trollhunters, from the mind of Guillermo del Toro. As described by DreamWorks Animation, Trollhunters
“will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.”
If there’s one thing del Toro does well, it’s “fantastical worlds”, so I think we’ll all be looking forward to this one.
These are just the first of what should be many more projects developed by DreamWorks and Netflix. Just pick a DreamWorks property, there’s a good chance they’re working on some way to get it on Netflix. There are already shows like DreamWorks Dragons, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, and Dawn of the Croods available to stream now. So if you like DreamWorks, your Netflix queue is about to get very full.
Voltron and Trollhunters will both debut on Netflix some time in 2016.
Make sure to keep checking back for updates – right here on Netflix.
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