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Netflix, DWA enter Age of Wonderbeasts

Netflix and DreamWorks original She-Ra & the Princesses of Power

ANNECY: Netflix and DreamWorks Animation’s (DWA) latest collaboration will be an animated series executive produced and created by Radford Sechrist (How to Train Your Dragon 2).

Kipo & the Age of Wonderbeasts will debut on Netflix in 2020 and has been developed for TV by executive producer Bill Wolkoff (Once Upon a Time).

The series follows young girl Kipo who, after spending her entire life living in an underground burrow, is thrust into an adventure on the surface of a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth.

She joins a ragtag group of survivors as they embark on a journey through a vibrant wonderland where everything trying to kill them is “downright adorable,” DWA said.

It will star Karen Fukuhara (She-Ra & the Princesses of Power) as the voice of Kipo.

The series was announced during the DWA TV Studio Focus presentation at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival yesterday.

It joins other recent Netflix-DWA original series such as She-Ra & the Princesses of Power, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, which is executive produced by Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan.

The animated spin-off to the popular feature film franchise tracks teenager Tony Toretto as he follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom. He and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organisation bent on world domination.

Tim Hedrick (Voltron Legendary Defender) and Bret Haaland (All Hail King Julien) serve as executive producers and showrunners.

Also on DWA’s slate of original series is Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, which will be made available via Amazon Prime Video.

DWA is a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, within NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.


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