Announced at MIPJunior, ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing,’ ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ and ‘Rhyme Time Town’ join growing list of DWA shows launching in 2019 and 2020.
DreamWorks Animation Television president Margie Cohn, at a MIPJunior keynote delivered today, has announced the studio will be releasing three new kids series on Netflix in 2019 and 2020. Archibald’s Next Big Thing, Gabby’s Dollhouse and Rhyme Time Town join a growing group of animated series DWA is releasing on the streaming platform, which includes The Boss Baby: Back in Business that premiered this past Friday, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, from executive producer Noelle Stevenson, which debuts November 16, and DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below, coming December 21, along with DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: Wizards (2019) from Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro and the Emmy-winning team behind Trollhunters.
Additionally, DreamWorks and Netflix recently revealed an animated Fast & the Furious series also set for 2019 release.
The three new series announced today include:
DreamWorks Archibald’s Next Big Thing - 2019
Inspired by the critically acclaimed children’s book from Tony Hale, Tony Biaggne and Victor Huckabee, Archibald’s Next Big Thing follows the adventures of Archibald Strutter, a chicken who “yes-ands” his way through life. Though living in the moment often leads him astray, Archibald always finds his way back home. Executive produced by Tony Hale, Archibald’s Next Big Thing is a fresh comedy about the importance of being present and celebrating the journey, not just the destination.
DreamWorks Gabby’s Dollhouse - 2020
Welcome to Gabby's Dollhouse, the preschool show with a surprise inside! Created and executive produced by Traci Paige Johnson (Blue's Clues, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) and Jennifer Twomey (Blue's Clues, Team Umizoomi), Gabby's Dollhouse is a mixed media series that unboxes a surprise before jumping into a fantastical animated world full of adorable cat characters that live inside Gabby’s dollhouse. Any adventure can unfold when we play in Gabby's Dollhouse!
DreamWorks Rhyme Time Town - 2020
All aboard to DreamWorks Rhyme Time Town, where Daisy the Puppy and Cole the Kitten are ready to guide young children through a colorful and adventurous world filled with nursery rhymes and imaginative play.
Since 2013, DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have released 16 original series, including Emmy-winning DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, Dragons: Race to the Edge, Voltron Legendary Defender, All Hail King Julien, Spirit Riding Free and Dinotrux, winning 22 Daytime Creative Arts Emmys.
These new series are part of the studio’s expansive 2013 Netflix deal that called for DWA production of 300 hours of exclusive content for the streaming service.
In addition to the Netflix series commitment, DWA has The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle and Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny in the works for Amazon Prime Video, Where’s Waldo for Universal Kids, and a Mr. Magoo series co-produced with Xilam for France 3 and CITV in the United Kingdom.
Source: DreamWorks Animation Television