Netflix announces three new animated comedy series for kids and families around the world. From renowned creators and fresh new voices, these series add to Netflix’s growing slate that includes the recently launched City of Ghosts from Elizabeth Ito, Kid Cosmic from Craig McCracken and upcoming series Centaurworld from Megan Nicole Dong, Ridley Jones and Ada Twist, Scientist from Chris Nee and Maya and the Three from Jorge Gutierrez, among others.
Megan Casey, Director, Original Animation: “Comedy comes in many flavors and we are excited to add a few new ones to the menu at Netflix. From a character comedy about dogs on a very unusual space mission by first-time creator Jeremiah Cortez, to a dark comedic take on fairy tales based on the wildly popular book A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, to a giant robot buddy comedy from Victor Maldonado and Alfredo Torres, we are thrilled to give kids and families all over the world more reasons to laugh.”
A Tale Dark & Grimm (Fall 2021)
Based on the best-selling book series by Adam Gidwitz, the animated series follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home to find better parents…or at least ones who won’t chop off their heads! As Hansel and Gretel leave their own story and venture through other classic Grimm fairy tales, unexpected narrators’ guide us through their encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons and even the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome. The series is produced in partnership with Boat Rocker Studios in association with Novo Media Group and Astro-Nomical Entertainment. Animation services by Boat Rocker’s Jam Filled Entertainment.
Executive Producers: David Henrie (This Is the Year, Wizards of Waverly Place), James Henrie (This Is the Year, The Good Life) Bug Hall, Bob Higgins (Dino Ranch, The Who Was Show), Jon Rutherford (Dino Ranch, Daniel Spellbound) and Doug Langdale (Dave the Barbarian, The Weekenders)
Executive Producer/Supervising Director: Simon Otto (Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia)
Voice Cast: Raini Rodriguez, Andre Robinson (The Loud House), Scott Adsit, Ron Funches, Erica Rhodes (La Vie en Rhodes), Adam Lambert, Eric Bauza (Space Jam: A New Legacy), Tom Hollander, Missi Pyle and Nicole Byer (Nailed It).
Dogs in Space (Fall 2021)
In the not-so-distant future, genetically enhanced dogs are sent across the universe in search of a new home for the human race. It’s a giant cosmic game of fetch, as the canines seek a planet that will save humanity and – more importantly – let them return to their beloved owners. This animated adventure-comedy series is created by Jeremiah Cortez, who is Executive Producer alongside Adam Henry. The series is produced in partnership with Atomic Cartoons.
Creator/Executive Producer: Jeremiah Cortez
Executive Producers: Adam Henry and Atomic Cartoons’ Jennifer Twiner McCarron, Matthew Berkowitz and Kristin Cummings
Voice Cast: Haley Joel Osment (Kominsky Method) , Sarah Chalke, Kimiko Glenn (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Chris Parnell (Archer), David Lopez, Debra Wilson (MADtv) and William Jackson Harper (The Underground Railroad)
Super Giant Robot Brothers (2022)
This action-comedy animated series in partnership with Reel FX Originals, from creators Victor Maldonado and Alfredo Torres (Love, Death, and Robots, Trollhunters) follows two giant robots who discover they are brothers, as they help defend Earth from the forces of intergalactic evil.
Executive Producer / Showrunner: Tommy Blacha (Metalocalypse, Moonbeam City) will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
Executive Producers: Jared Mass and Steve O’Brien from Reel FX Originals will executive produce with Maldonado and Torres.
Director: Oscar-winning director and Pixar veteran Mark Andrews (Brave) will direct the series.