Netflix, Inc., and DreamWorks Animation recently announced their newly fortified ties as their multi-year deal extends the rights of Netflix in showing new original series worldwide, besides China, and streaming rights in feature films of the DreamWorks Animation studio.
The new deal continues to cover the rights of other series by Netflix and DWA that are currently being shown such as "The Adventures of Puss in Boots," "Dinotrux," and "Dragons: Race to the Edge."
This year, the new adaptation of the Voltron franchise will be shown together with a new series, Guillermo del Toro's "Trollhunters," according to Variety. The story is said to revolve around two friends who will discover the wonders below their hometown.
"DreamWorks Animation is synonymous with great storytelling that families around the world enjoy," Netflix Vice President of Original Series Cindy Holland, said according to the Netflix Media Center. "It's with great pleasure that we expand on an already successful relationship with DreamWorks Animation to bring more premium kids and family television to Netflix members globally."
President of DreamWorks Animation Ann Daly said they are proud with their partnership with Netflix. "This agreement adds to the incredible foundation we've built together with Netflix over a number of years across both film and television," she said, according to the Netflix Media Center. "We are proud to work closely with Netflix to continue delivering high-quality programming to audiences around the world."
DreamWorks has commitments to produce over 1,600 episodes for television viewing and other platforms, as well, according to the Los Angeles Times.