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Netflix Reveals New Animated Series & Movies


Netflix has unveiled a slate of new animated kids and family event programming, comprising feature films and original shows.

Among the new titles is Maya and the Three (2021), a limited series created, written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life). The show, which takes place in a mythical world, follows a warrior princess on a mission to find a trio of legendary fighters to help save the world of men and gods. It is co-written and co-executive produced by Silvia Olivas (Elena of Avalor).

Other new titles include My Father’s Dragon (2021), a feature film from director Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells) and penned by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out); Go! Go! Cory Carson (2019), a preschool show from Kuku Studios and executive producers Alex Woo (WALL-E), Stanley Moore (Finding Dory) and Tone Thyne (Wonder Pets!); and Kid Cosmic (2020), a series from Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls).

There is also Trash Truck (2020), a show from Max Keane (Dear Basketball); The Willoughbys (2020), a movie from BRON Animation and writer/director Kris Pearn (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2); and Jacob and the Sea Beast (2022), a feature film written and directed by Chris Williams (Moana).

These productions join the previously announced Klaus, Mighty Little Bheem, Motown Magic, Over the Moon, Pinocchio and Wendell & Wild.

Melissa Cobb, the VP of kids and family at Netflix, remarked: “We know that there is no one type of family. We embrace all kinds of creators so we can tell unique and diverse stories that resonate with each and every Netflix family. With our slate of global original animated feature films and series, we want to give families more moments to share the laughter, wonder and connection that comes from being immersed in a great story.”

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