DreamWorks and Netflix Prep 3 New Originals for 2019-20
Streaming giant Netflix’s partnership with DreamWorks Animation Television continues to bear fruit, as they have recently announced that three new kids’ series are scheduled to debut between 2019 and 2020. The list includes Archibald’s Next Big Thing, Gabby’s Dollhouse, and RhymeTime Town.
Archibald’s Next Big Thing is based on the book of the same name by Arrested Development’s Tony Hale. The series follows the titular Archibald Strutter, who is a chicken that tries to live life one adventure at a time. Tony Hale also serves as executive producer for the series.
Gabby’s Dollhouse, on the other hand, is a mixed-media series targeted towards preschoolers. The series revolves around a bunch of cat characters that live inside a dollhouse. The show comes from the fertile minds of Traci Paige Johnson (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and Jennifer Twomey (Blue’s Clues).
The third series on the list, Rhyme Time Town, is a nursery rhyme-centric show hosted by a puppy and a kitten. The series encourages imaginative play and is slated for a 2020 debut.
Additionally, Netflix and DreamWorks have announced something that seems to have come out of the left field: a new teen focused animated series based on the Fast & the Furious franchise.