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DreamWorks and Netflix Announce 'Fast & Furious' Animated Series

DreamWorks Animation Television's deal with Netflix has been very fruitful, resulting in a whole raft of popular series including Voltron Legendary Defender, Trollhunters and Dragons: Race To The Edge. DWA recently signed a deal to produce two new series for rival streaming platform Amazon (a Rocky and Bullwinkle revival and a new Kung Fu Panda series) but it seems that their relationship with Netflix will continue as a new series has been announced.

The new series will be based on the hit movie franchise The Fast And The Furious. The series will skew younger than the movies, and will follow an original character. The lead character is Tony Toretto, the teenage cousin of Dom Toretto (played in the movies by Vin Diesel) who infiltrates an elite racing league that is actually a front for an evil organisation bent on world domination.

It sounds gloriously daft- even more out there than the movies. This whole idea sounds like the kind of thing that would happen in the 80s or 90s, when cartoon spin-offs of movies were ten-a-penny.

The movies are made by Universal, who like DreamWorks are owned by Comcast. This will be the first time that DWA has produced a series based on a property owned by their new parent company. This does point to some interesting new possibilities down the line. Maybe we can see more animated series (or even movies) based on Universal franchises- such as Jurassic Park, Back To The Future or even the Universal Monsters franchise?  "Our new home at Universal marks an exciting new chapter for storytelling at our studio, and Fast & Furious is only the beginning," said DreamWorks Animation Television President, Margie Cohn.

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