By Sahil Patel
DreamWorks Animation will produce “Dinotrux,” a new original series for Netflix based on the popular children’s book series of the same name.
“Dinotrux,” based on author Chris Gall’s award-winning book series, is set in a world that’s inhabited by characters who are half-dinosaur, half-construction vehicle. The series will follow two main characters, Ty, a fiercely loyal Tyrannosaurus Trux, and Revvit, a smart Reptool. Together, the unlikely best friends will unite their community to defend against a the destructive baddie, D-Strux.
Targeting a spring 2015 debut, DreamWorks has agreed to produce three seasons of the show.
“This is a property that creates a new world with stunning visuals and fantastic action combined with great characters and comedy,” said Margie Cohn, head of television at DreamWorks Animation, in a statement. “In ‘Dinotrux,’ the biggest guy and the smallest creature become best friends and through their unique partnership evolve their primitive world — a theme that we think will resonate with kids.”
Netflix and DreamWorks have a programming deal in place under which the animation studio has agreed to produce more than 300 hours of original content.
Previous original kids’ series announced by the two companies include “Turbo FAST,” “DreamWorks Dragons,” “Puss in Boots,” “King Julien,” and “Veggie Tales in the House.” “Dinotrux” will be the first show from this output deal that’s not based on an existing DreamWorks film franchise.