Netflix has signed a multi-year deal with Kuku Studios to produce a multitude of animated films and series. The news comes just as Netflix revealed that it is investing extensively in animated projects.
As per the deal, key members of Kuku Studios – Alex Woo, Stanley Moore, Tim Hahn and Erik Benson – will exclusively produce cartoon and television content for the streaming platform.
“We are thrilled to partner with Melissa Cobb, Dominique Bazay, Gregg Taylor and the rest of the Netflix team. Our mission at Kuku is to enrich people’s lives with stories that not only delight and entertain, but also inspire audiences to grow. Stories have been a vessel for wisdom across every generation and culture, and we are excited to add to the world’s rich collection. With Netflix’s emphasis on quality and their global reach, we can’t think of a better partner to craft our stories with.”Alex Woo, founder and CEO of Kuku Studios
Kuku Studios has famed animated features like Ratatouille, WALL-E, Toy Story 3, Monsters University, Finding Dory, and more, under its credential belt.
The first in its production will be a pre-school animated series, titled Go! Go! Cory Carson based on the toy line Go! Go! Smart Wheels from VTech Electronics.
“With Go! Go! Cory Carson, the creative team at Kuku proved that they can bring their vast cinematic experience into the preschool realm, and the result is a breathtaking show that we can’t wait to share with children and families around the world on Netflix. A lot of what’s in our creative DNA at Netflix is shared with Kuku, and Alex, Stanley and Tim have for years honed their ability to tell timeless stories about beloved characters in visually innovative ways. We can’t wait to see what they do next!”Melissa Cobb, VP of original animation for Netflix
The story spotlights a little car named Cory, whose engine is powered by fun. He lives with his family of diverse car models in Bumperton Hills. He journeys through his childhood, with a playful, joyous and carefree spirit that may sometimes push him off-track, but his family and friends are always there to keep him grounded.
Go! Go! Cory Carson is scheduled to be released in early 2020.
A yet-to-be-titled animation film, that revolves around the power and magic of dreams, is also underway and will be produced in the California branch of Kuku Studios.
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