Dreamworks Animation is premiering six new TV series on Netflix, beginning January 19th with Trolls: The Beat Goes On! The new shows are inspired by Dreamworks beloved animated films, as well as classics like the return of She-Ra. Get ready for some laugh out loud fun with these all-new TV series from Dreamworks Animation!
I was invited as media to cover this event. All opinions are my own.
2018 Dreamworks Animation TV Series:
DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! – January 19, 2018
Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the the endlessly upbeat adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home. Executive produced by Matthew Beans, the series features Skylar Astin and Amanda Leighton as the voices of Branch and Poppy with original songs written and produced by Alana Da Fonseca. The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France. Watch the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! trailer here and visit netflix.com/trollsthebeatgoeso
From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson comes a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Stevenson’s unique voice at the helm, fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor made for today. The series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business
Boss Baby, with the help of his big brother and partner-in-crime Tim, continues to navigate the cutthroat corporate jungle gym of Baby Corp, while angling to achieve the near-impossible: the work-life balance of a modern career baby. From Emmy-winning executive producer Brandon Sawyer, the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com//bossbabybackinbus
Harvey Street Kids
From its never-ending games of kickball to the infinite flavors of its ice cream truck to the greatest climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday. And that’s largely thanks to the Harvey Girls – Audrey, Lotta, and Dot – the block’s self-appointed guardians and the world’s bestest BFFs. They will do whatever it takes to keep Harvey Street the best block to never grow up on and transform every afternoon into a wild adventure. From executive producer Brendan Hay and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos, the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com/harveystreetkids for more information.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
Based on the epic books by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants follows the adventures of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two best friends who’ve bonded through their love of pranking, comic books and being the thorns in Principal Krupp’s side. Their fun gets them mixed up in adventures crazier than their outrageous comic books, which is when they call on their greatest creation: Captain Underpants! From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings, the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com/epictalesofcaptain
Trollhunters (Part 3) and 3 Below (Second installment of Tales of Arcadia Trilogy)
DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, from Guillermo del Toro, premieres on Netflix, on Friday, Dec. 15, with a third and final chapter of the Emmy-winning series set to debut in 2018. 3 Below, the second series in the previously announced Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will premiere in late 2018 and feature two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet. A final chapter, Wizards, is set to debut in 2019. Find out more about Trollhunters here.
I had the opportunity chat with show creators last month in LA. They have such a passion for the Trollhunters series, which is clearly evident in the amazing production of their hit TV series.
I also enjoyed a full day at Dreamworks Animation Studios for Trolls: The Beat Goes On! where I met actors Skylar Astin and Amanda Leighton, put together a fun Poppy-inspired scrapbook, and overloaded on colorful sweets. I was lucky enough to see three episodes (The pilot, “The Giver” and “Cloudy with a chance of hugs”) before they release on Netflix as well. This is such a fun TV series for the whole family!
I even took a spin at voicing Poppy in the studio – now that was fun! Check out the short clip below.
Which Dreamworks Animation series are you most excited for?