Friday, April 01, 2016

One More Newer TeeVee Title

Netflix is serious about putting more money into animation.

DreamWorks Animation said [Thursday] that Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh, a new animated series based on its 2015 film Home, will debut July 29 on Netflix. Picking up where the film left off, the show is a coming-of-age comedy that sees human girl Tip and the alien being Oh navigate their crazily combined cultures. ...

Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh will be the first new series to come from the expanded deal between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation announced back in January. The deal includes a reimagining of Voltron and a new project from Guillermo del Toro called Trollhunters. It also extended the rights of current DreamWorks original kids programming on Netflix markets. ...

As previously noted, Netflix, Amazon and a few other online distribution platforms have become huge underwriters of animation. If you want to know why the television cartoon business is growing, the new players are a huge part of the reason. And we really don't see any letup in the immediate or middle term future.

You will note that Home is making the transition to television as a hand-drawn cartoon, not a computer generated one. THat is the case for a number of TV adaptations of theatrical features. While Puss in Boots, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda all made the jump as CG productions, Turbo, Mr. Peabody and Sherman and now Home have gone the traditional route.


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