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Let's ignore the fact that Netflix is taking over the world, because they provide a multi-story parking lot load of entertainment for millions on a daily basis. Most recently, this includes some exciting news about its DreamWorks animations — yay!

There are two impressive announcements. The first, Trollhunters, is an original series by Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro, which'll presumably emit the same frequency of fantastical wonder as his feature films, but in animated form.

Secondly, the 1980s cartoon Sci-Fi Voltron will be reimagined exclusively for the viewing pleasure of Netflix members.

Great Storytelling

del Toro will produce an original animation
del Toro will produce an original animation

Cindy Holland, who is the Vice President of original content on the streaming service, had these words of glee as an addendum to the announcement:

“DreamWorks Animation is synonymous with great storytelling that families around the world enjoy.
"It's with great pleasure that we expand on an already successful relationship with DreamWorks Animation to bring more premium kids and family television to Netflix members globally.”
DreamWorks own the rights to Shrek
DreamWorks own the rights to Shrek

Netflix currently has a multi-year distribution with the animation studio which was struck in 2013. The deal also includes DreamWorks feature films, including classics such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Monster v Aliens.

Defender of the Universe

Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an animated series which features a collection of astronauts who pilot a super robot, Voltron. Below is a video of him forming together like some hyper-charged robotic Frankenstein:

Along with del Toro's Trollhunters, Voltron will be released this year, along with a selection of other animated series.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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