Expansion of current multiyear deal will bring new series this year
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have expanded their current multiyear deal, which will bring a reimagining of “Voltron” to the streaming platform, as well as Guillermo del Toro‘s new series “Trollhunters,” among other projects.
“Trollhunters” will take place in a fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown, per the Tuesday release.
The streaming giant will become the global home — outside of China — for the new original series from the studio. The deal also covers streaming rights to the DreamWorks Animation feature film library. Additionally, it extends the rights of current original series for kids from the studio available on the service throughout operating Netflix markets, and it expands to include second-window rights for the series everywhere around the world, again outside of China. Those series include “The Adventures of Puss in Boots,” “Dinotrux” and “Dragons: Race to the Edge,” among others.
Over the term of the new agreement, a number of new original series will be developed and produced by DreamWorks Animation for Netflix, based not only on recent and upcoming feature films from the studio but also on other classic intellectual property.
“DreamWorks Animation is synonymous with great storytelling that families around the world enjoy,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of Original Series for Netflix. “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.”
“This agreement adds to the incredible foundation we’ve built together with Netflix over a number of years across both film and television,” said Ann Daly, president of DreamWorks Animation. “We are proud to work closely with Netflix to continue delivering high-quality programming to audiences around the world.”