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Spielberg, DreamWorks Working on Toon Miniseries for Discovery

How much news can one network make in a day? Spielberg project still in early development

Steven Spielberg is reuniting with DreamWorks Animation to develop an animated miniseries about the world of the future.

Dubbed "Future Eath," the potential project will use animation to speculate what life on Earth might be like over the next 25 to 100 ears. "The mini-series will draw from a vast number of sources, including the leading futurists, scholars and great minds of today, to dramatize and explore how various facets of our daily lives – health and medicine, technology, the environment, the military, the economy and media – will evolve over the next century," Discovery said in a release announcing the show.

"Future Earth" is still considered to be in development, which means there’s no airdate yet — and a chance the project may never move forward. But with Spielberg on board, there’s plenty of incentive to make the project go.

"I am excited to be back in business with DreamWorks Animation and all the active imaginations and creative artists at the best animation company in the world today," Spielberg said. "Joining together with Discovery, we have an opportunity to bring exciting new experiences to take television audiences into the imagined future of planet Earth."

DreamWorks TV and DreamWorks Animation — now two separate companies — will jointly develop the project. Discovery boasted that Spielberg, who’d already signed on to a Ground Zero documentary for the network, will "personally oversee" the development of "Future Earth."

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