Netflix Announces Six New Animated Projects

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The lineup includes both feature films and original series suited for kids and families.

Included in the new programming is Irish Netflix original titled My Father's Dragon.

The film is based on the series of children's books by Ruth Gannett Stiles about a young boy, Elmer Elevator, who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby Dragon.

Rounding out the new series slate is Maya and the Three (pictured), which is set against a mythical Mesoamerican-inspired backdrop where a story unfolds about a warrior princess on a quest to find a trio of fighters to help save the world of men and gods.

Tomm Moore, Twomey, and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Paul Young will develop My Father's Dragon with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn for LA-based Mockingbird Pictures.

Cartoon Saloon's Nora Twomey, Oscar-nominated director of The Breadwinner, whose new feature film My Father's Dragon has been announced as part of six all-new Netflix animated projects. Created, written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life), with Silvia Olivas (Elena of Avalor) co-writing and co-executive producing and Jeff Ranjo (Moana) serving head of story, this limited series is expected to roll out in 2021. Cory Carson, are geared towards preschool-aged kids.

"KID COSMIC" (2020), an animated series from Craig McCracken ("The Powerpuff Girls", "Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends").

One thing's clear from all this: In the wake of Disney pulling its own roster of animated films from Netflix for its own streaming service, Netflix wants to make sure it's got plans of its own to rival the House of Mouse. We embrace all kinds of creators so we can tell unique and diverse stories that resonate with each and every Netflix family.

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