Jurassic Park has seen a massive resurgence in recent years under the Jurassic World banner. The 2015 reboot not only reintroduced the film franchise to modern audiences, but inspired a new wave of games, toys, and merchandise much like the original 1993 film once did. Interestingly, it looks like Jurassic World will now expand into one area the original film never had a chance for – an all-new animated series. It’s not the first time an animated Jurassic Park series was considered. The idea was brought up in the 90’s until Steven Spielberg decided against the concept. But now it looks like Netflix will air this animated series which is newly titled Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.
The series is set to take place sometime in between the first two Jurassic World movies, which should allow for some neat story building and expansion of the Jurassic Park universe. And, of course, it should help introduce more children and families to the brand. You can check out a teaser for the series below.
The Evolution has Begun. Check out the first teaser trailer for Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous!
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Although he was against the original series, Steven Spielberg will executive produce this outing alongside Frank Marshall, Colin Trevorrow, Scott Kreamer and Lane Lueras.
Although I’m a bigger fan of the darker elements the Jurassic Park franchise has to offer, I am excited to see what this animated series could present to the franchise and its fans. I’m also curious to see what made Spielberg eager to participate in this project versus what could’ve been in the 90’s. Of course, television has come a long way even in terms of animated storytelling, so it should be fun to see.
The series is set to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2020.
How do you feel about an animated series based on Jurassic World? Do you think it’s a good move for the franchise, or should they stick solely to live-action films? Let us know in the comments section down below!