Almost 60% of Netflix members around the world enjoy kids and family content every month, so the company has unveiled new animated programming featuring films and original series.
As Disney gets ready for its own streaming service, Netflix is adding to its latest round of family content, and it just revealed six new animated projects that are in the works.
Finally, there's the limited-run fantasy show Maya and the Three, which is being developed by Jorge Gutierrez. The series has a female hero, half human and half divine, and will be set in a mythical Mesoamerican-inspired world.
The newly announced films include My Father's Dragon, which tells the story of a young runaway who goes off in search of a captive dragon, and The Willoughbys, an adaptation of a Lois Lowry novel about four children abandoned by their parents.
Variety is reporting that United States streaming giant Netflix has announced six new animated projects, including My Father's Dragon from Nora Twomey and Cartoon Saloon, who were Academy Award nominated earlier this year (for the third time) for The Breadwinner.
Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures are on board to produce together with Paul Young and Tomm Moore of Cartoon Saloon. The film will be executively produced by Alan Moloney and Ruth Coady for Parallel Films, alongside Gerry Shirren. Smart Wheels. It follows the adventures of kid auto Cory Carson as he navigates the winding roads of childhood in Bumperton Hills.
Netflix is tackling the family genre...one animated character at a time. "We embrace all kinds of creators so we can tell unique and diverse stories that resonate with each and every Netflix family", said Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Kids and Family at Netflix.