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Jurassic World Animated Series Headed To Netflix

The park is open... again. 

DreamWorks Animation announced on Tuesday, June 4 that an animated action-adventure series entitled Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is headed to Netflix in 2020. 

Jurassic Park and Jurassic World fan site Jurassic Outpost confirmed the news, offering additional information about the upcoming show as well as a press release from DreamWorks Animation. The official YouTube account for the Kids & Family branch of Netflix's programming uploaded the first teaser for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous just before the news went public. 

From the minds of showrunners and executive producers Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny), Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous takes place within the same universe as Jurassic World, the 2015 Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard-starrer that brought the Jurassic Park franchise back into theaters for a new generation. The series follows six teens selected to take part in a "once-in-a-lifetime experience" at a camp on Isla Nublar, where Jurassic World is located. The group's adventures turn dark when the dinosaurs "wreak havoc across the island." Stranded and left with no way to contact anyone to rescue them, the teens must band together and become a makeshift family to survive on the strange island far away from their homes. 

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous has original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg, longtime Spielberg collaborator and Amblin Entertainment co-founder Frank Marshall, and Jurassic World helmer and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom co-writer Colin Trevorrow on board as executive producers.

News of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous comes just a day after Netflix confirmed that an animated series based on Magic: The Gathering is also underway. The streamer has dedicated much of its resources and a huge chunk of its multi-billion-dollar content production budget on not only original series but original animated series. This has been an ongoing endeavor for Netflix; the company's chief content officer Ted Sarandos previously indicated that Netflix had "more than 30 original anime projects in various states of production" as of late 2017. At that time, Netflix was looking to set aside at least half of its $8 billion allowance for the 2018 fiscal year to anime series and movies. 

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous feels like a win-win already. Camp Cretaceous adds another link in the chain between DreamWorks Animation and Netflix: the two companies have built a strong five-year relationship, and in that time produced series like She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, the Tales of Arcadia collection, Next Big Thing, the Fast & Furious animated show coming later this year, and many more. Additionally, the Jurassic Park property is insanely popular and immensely profitable (the franchise has earned an unadjusted $4.95 billion worldwide), so Netflix will have no problem getting eyes on the new series. 

Netflix has yet to give Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous an official premiere date, but look forward to loading it up on your TV screens sometime in 2020.