Hey...If you only had been hanging around here in the past few weeks, you may had missed the big news that Netflix had cancelled a few of their big upcoming animated projects and studios. For that...we are sorry, but you could cut us some slack since there are only two of us remaining here at studio. Anyways...after all the much deserve backlash, Netflix responded with a host of animation related announcements and promo vid to remind us all that they are still our friendly lovable neighbours from down the street.
NETFLIX RELEASED STATEMENT:
Whether it is the thrill of dinosaurs chasing you in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, laughter with familiar friends from Boss Baby, or the breathtaking adventures of upcoming series Sonic Prime, Daniel Spellbound and My Dad the Bounty Hunter, Netflix is the home of your favorite characters. Our kids animated series can excite imaginations, stir emotions, and make spirits soar.
We’re excited to announce returning favorites including a new Jurassic World interactive special and new episodes of The Cuphead Show!, Sharkdog, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, along with first looks from:
Vice President John Derderian goes on further to explain the importance of establishing a place for safe browsing by kids.
"We want to create a safe and trusted space where your children can relax, play, learn, and explore alongside their favorite characters. This goes beyond our shows to our easy-to-use parental controls like pin protection and the kids activity recap to help caregivers make the right decisions for their families.
As a father to a four-year-old son and two-year-old daughter, I love seeing the world through my children’s eyes and sharing new experiences together. Sometimes that means having a dance party or solving a puzzle. Sometimes it means curling up together to watch their favorite new show.
My kids are particularly drawn to the limitless ability of animation to conjure worlds that defy reality, while introducing characters that feel as real as they are. So I can’t wait to see which of our new series and characters capture their hearts, and the hearts of our young viewers around the world, next."
Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight one of the clear highlights of this new after school animated block
Ok...I must admit, a hefty portion of what was announced has me excited despite Netflix's clear target audience skewing to the younger demographic. Whether it is enough for animation lovers worldwide to forgive and forget many of their recent activities in the industry remains to be seen.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.