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Netflix News: Redwall, Daniel Spellbound, Bombay Rose and More

Barely a day goes by without Netflix announcing new films or series. A not-insignificant amount of them are usually animation. We've rounded up the latest Netflix animation news for you for your convenience. You're welcome.

First up- Netflix have picked up the rights to the bestselling children's' fantasy series Redwall from British author Brian Jacques. The series spanned 22 books between 1986 and Jacques' death in 2011. The series previously had a French/Canadian/German produced TV adaptation between 1999 and 2002, but Netflix plans to mine the source material for both features films and series.  There's a lot to draw on- anybody who read the books as a kid (hi) will remember they had pretty hefty page counts for children's books.

Set in a medieval fantasy type world populated by mice, rats, badgers, moles and other European wildlife, the events principally revolve around Redwall Abbey. This is the first time the rights to the entire series have been held by a single company.

Netflix are starting with a feature film adaptation of the original 1986 book (simply titled Redwall). Over The Garden Wall creator Patrick McHale has been hired to write the script.

Netflix have dropped the full trailer for Pacific Rim: The Black.

Netflix have also announced new CG animated fantasy series Daniel Spellbound from creator Matt Fernandes (Dino Ranch, Kingdom Force) produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios. The first season of 20 episodes of 22-minutes each will debut globally in 2022.

In modern-day New York City, magic is real… it's just hidden from the public by sleight of hand and misdirection. But Daniel Spellbound knows where to find it – as a tracker of magical ingredients he makes his living selling rare goods to sorcerers and wizards for their spells. But when he discovers a strange ingredient, Daniel catches the attention of dangerous alchemists and he suddenly must test his skills on an adventure around the globe, while the magical world hangs in the balance!

Fernandes says that he always wanted to "create a contemporary fantasy world that reflected urban culture – not just set in a magical world, but where the magic is woven into the fabric of modern society, only hidden in plain sight. I had always been curious about how wizards actually acquired the strange ingredients for their spells. Is there a corner store that has them? And who is the guy that finds all that weird stuff? From that point, Daniel Spellbound was born." 


Adult animated comedy Paradise PD returns for season 3 on March 12. Check out the new trailer below.


Netflix have announced that award-winning Indian animation Bombay Rose will arrive on Netflix on International Women's Day, March 8. :

Escaping from child marriage, a young club dancer living in the streets of Bombay, must choose between fending for her family and finding love with a boy orphaned by the militancy. Painted frame by frame and woven delicately through music, a red rose brings together three tales of impossible loves. Love between two dreamers tested by duty and religious divides. Love between two women. Love of an entire city for its Bollywood stars. Based on true events, the film, in documentary fashion, explores the ruthlessness of a society where the love and life that reigns on the big screen can crush you in its mean streets. Bombay Rose is directed by Gitanjali Rao and produced by Cinestaan Film Company/Les Films d'ici. An award-winning festival favorite, it was the first Indian animated film ever selected to open Venice Critics Week; it was also selected by the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival, and an award winner at the Chicago and Mumbai Film Festivals.