DreamWorks Animation is taking another big bite out of parent Universal’s franchise library with the announcement of a new animated action-adventure series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, set to debut globally on Netflix in 2020. Part of an ongoing multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce original animated kids and family programming, the new series is set within the same timeline as Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s 2015 blockbuster film, Jurassic World.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive.
Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) serve as showrunners and executive producers. The series is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Colin Trevorrow. Zack Stentz serves as consulting producer.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is one of 18 original DreamWorks Animation series created and distributed with Netflix over a five-year relationship that has produced successful collaborations including the Tales of Arcadia trilogy from Guillermo del Toro, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Spirit Riding Free, and The Boss Baby: Back in Business. Since NBCUniversal acquired the studio, DreamWorks Animation has continued to expand its relationship with Netflix, which now includes first looks at animated series based on Universal Pictures properties as well as original and acquired IP.
DreamWorks Animation has a number of additional series slated to debut on Netflix in 2019, including Archibald’s Next Big Thing from executive producer Tony Hale and the highly anticipated Fast & Furious animated series.
Source: DreamWorks Animation
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-at-Large of Animation World Network.