Netflix Orders Up Six New Animated Movies & TV Shows, Including ‘The Willoughbys’ and ‘My Father’s Dragon’

/Film | 11/6/2018 | Ethan Anderton
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Continuing their endless growth of original content, Netflix has ordered up six new animated movies and TV shows for their streaming library, spanning a variety of demographics and genres. They include a new 2D animated film from The Secret of Kells director Nora Twomey, an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel The Willoughbys (seen above), a new show from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken, and a limited series from The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez. But that’s not all.

Get all the details on the new Netflix animated movies and TV shows below.

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First up, here’s a cool video featuring some of the animation talents working at Netflix now:

Let’s run through each of the official descriptions of the new Netflix animated movies and TV shows (via Variety).


The Willoughbys

A highly stylized CG animated feature film currently in production with BRON Animation in Vancouver from writer/director Kris Pearn (Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2). When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create a new and modern family. Based on the book by Newbery Award-winning author, Lois Lowry. Starring Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara and Jane Krakowski.

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The Willoughbys is already in production, and it sounds like the most promising original animated feature film Netflix has done yet. That voice cast is fantastic, and when you have Newbery Award-winning material, that’s a good place to start. I’m getting a vibe of something like The Royal Tenenbaums meets Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events, but we’ll have to wait until the first trailer arrives to know for sure. The film hits Netflix sometime in 2020.

A 2D animated family feature film from director Nora Twomey (“The Secret of Kells,”...
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