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Netflix Announce New Projects From Nora Twomey, Jorge Guitterez, Craig McCracken and More

See- we told you Netflix had gone animation mad lately. Within hours of us publishing our round-up of Netflix animation stories, the company unveiled a whole new load of projects- both movies and series- from some of the biggest names in the industry.

Ireland's Cartoon Saloon and Nora Twomey (director of the Oscar Nominated The Breadwinner) will be bringing their feature My Father's Dragon to Netflix in 2021. We first reported on this children's book adaptation back in 2016 when it was being mooted that Twomey would be co-directing with Tomm Moore for the first time since The Secret Of Kells. Twomey now seems to be helming the film solo. Moore will produce, alongside Paul Young, Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn. The screenplay from Inside Out's Meg LeFauve. The film will tell the story of young runaway named Elmer Elevator who sets of to find a captive dragon on Wild Island.


Jorge Gutierrez (The Book Of Life) will write and direct Maya And The Three. The nine-episode limited series will star a warrior princess in a mythical Mesoamerican inspired world, as she sets off on a quest to recruit three legendary fighters to save the world of gods and men. Guitterez said he wanted to create a series that was like  "a Mexican Lord of the Rings, but hilarious" and put an "awesome female hero" at its centre.

Netflix has also commissioned Kid Cosmic a new series from Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls).  It stars a young boy who discovers some cosmic stones which transform him into a superhero- but he soon discovers becoming a hero is much harder than it looks.

Additionally, the streaming site has also announced preschool series Go! Go! Cory Carlson (based on a popular range of toys), children's series Trash Truck from Max Keane (Dear Basketball) and "highly stylized CG animated feature film" The Willoughbys from Cloudy With A Cance of Meatballs 2 co-director Kris Pearn.

These new announcements are just the latest in a long line of upcoming projects including new works from Guillermo del Toro, Henry SelickAlex Hirsch, Glen Keane and more. It seems that everyone who's anyone in animation is queuing up to work with Netflix.



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