DreamWorks Animation Announces 2 New Netflix Series at Annecy 2019
Coming on the heels of last week’s Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous series reveal, DreamWorks Animation earlier today announced two new original Netflix series: Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, based on Universal’s Fast & Furious film franchise, launching late 2019, and their original Kipo & the Age of Wonderbeasts, coming in 2020.
The announcements were made during the DreamWorks Animation TV Studio Focus presentation at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The highly enthusiastic crowd was treated to a number of reveals, including first look teasers of both Fast & Furious: Spy Racers and Kipo & the Age of Wonderbeasts, introduced by executive producers Radford Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff.
The presentation also included studio updates on She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, the hit original Netflix series created by Noelle Stevenson that premiered its second season this past April, as well as the original series Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny for Prime Video. Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny is also competing at Annecy in the TV Films category. Additionally, executive producer Lane Lueras shared a sneak peek of Camp Cretaceous, which will debut globally on Netflix in 2020.
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers expands the high-octane action in an all-new animated series as teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination. Tim Hedrick (Voltron Legendary Defender) and Bret Haaland (All Hail King Julien) will serve as executive producers and showrunners. The series is also executive produced by Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan, who also serve as producers on the live-action Fast & Furious franchise. The series is slated to debut globally on Netflix later this year.
In Kipo & the Age of Wonderbeasts, coming to Netflix in 2020, a young girl named Kipo, after spending her entire life living in an underground burrow, is thrust into an adventure on the surface of a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth. She joins a ragtag group of survivors as they embark on a journey through a vibrant wonderland where everything trying to kill them is downright adorable. The series is executive produced and created by Sechrist (How to Train Your Dragon 2) and executive produced and developed for TV by Wolkoff (Once Upon a Time). Karen Fukuhara (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) stars as the voice of Kipo.
Source: DreamWorks Animation
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-at-Large of Animation World Network.