DreamWorks Animation Sets New 'Dragons' Series for Netflix29 May, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
New episodes of the animated series “DreamWorks Dragons” will premiere exclusively on Netflix next spring, the companies announced.
Based off its “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise, DreamWorks Animation first debuted the “DreamWorks Dragons” series on Cartoon Network in mid-2012. The new Netflix episodes bridge the gap between the 2010 film and its sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, hitting theaters June 13.
“DreamWorks Dragons” will be the fifth animated series from the studio appearing exclusively on Netflix, following the late-2013 debut of “Turbo Fast,” and the planned, late-2014 debuts of “King Julien,” “Puss in Boots” and “Veggie Tales in the House.”
“DreamWorks Dragons” will be available to Netflix members in all territories, including France and Germany, when it launches.
“The ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise has been incredible to work with,” said Art Brown and Douglas Sloan, show runners for 'DreamWorks Dragons.' “There is so much rich material available to us in the TV world that we can really dig in and create a different yet complementary experience to the feature films.”
Cindy Holland, VP of original content for Netflix, added: “We are happy to be adding ‘Dragons’ to our growing slate of original series for kids. This is one of DreamWorks Animation’s most beloved set of characters and we know that kids and families will be enjoying them for years to come.”