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Netflix’s Animated ‘Jurassic World’ Kid’s Show Corrects a Very Old ‘Jurassic Park’ Mistake

It's just the beginning of animated family programming for Netflix.


In case there’s any doubt that Netflix is at the top of the entertainment food chain, the streaming service has just announced plans for all-new Jurassic World animated series.  Today, DreamWorks Animation announced that Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, will debut globally on Netflix in 2020. The series is an animated action-adventure that follows six teens as they embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. It’s also, for the first time, using the correct period from the Mesozoic era in the title of a Jurassic product. Camp Cretaceous is a wonderful title because the fact is, most of the famous Jurassic Park dinos didn’t live in the Jurassic Period. T-Rex and Raptors are from the Cretaceous.

The show will be set in the same timeline as the 2015 blockbuster film, Jurassic World. “But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded,” DreamWorks’  press release reads. “Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive.”

Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) will be involved as showrunners and executive producers. Legendary Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg will also serve as executive producer, along with Frank Marshall and Colin Trevorrow.

DreamWorks and Netflix are longtime collaborators, producing 18 original series’ so far; including Tales of Arcadia trilogy, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Spirit Riding Free, and The Boss Baby: Back in Business. The forthcoming Jurassic World series is part of an ongoing, multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce original animated content, so you and your family can expect even more programming in the future.

Check out the trailer below!