Netflix Scraps 2 Animated Children’s Series – The Hollywood Reporter


Netflix is ​​shutting down production on a pair of animated children’s series.

Dino Daycarefrom Ada Twist, scientist executive producer Chris Nee and the South Asian-inspired adventure Benefits and curses will not advance to the streamer. Sources said The Hollywood Reporter that each show’s creative dead ends led to the decision to scrap them.

Dino Daycarecreated by Jeff King, was announced in 2020 as part of the first slate of anime shows that Nee (Doc McStuffins) was overseeing for Netflix. The show was set in a world where dinosaurs never went extinct and a 6-year-old boy helps out in a nursery for baby dinos of all shapes and sizes.

“Difficult day for a beautiful show in full production”, Nee tweeted. “So much love for Jeff King and the amazing Dino Daycare team. I have no doubt he will find a new home. But right now, hard.

Another of Nee’s shows, Riley Jonesdebuted on Netflix in 2021, and the third, Spirit Rangers, slated for release later this year. Nee also collaborated with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions on Ada Twist and the school house rock-esque We the people.

Benefits and curses was created by Jaydeep Hasrajani (the 2016 Powerpuff Girls) and originally slated to premiere in 2023. The ancient South Asian-inspired story centers on a young warrior – who, thanks to a curse, is now made of butter – who faces off against an evil ruler. The show was announced as part of a set of titles featuring Asian American creators and protagonists.

The shutdown of both shows comes after a week when Netflix suffered its first net loss of subscribers in more than a decade. The company also laid off about 25 people over its marketing operations this week and canceled its comedy on Friday. space force after two seasons.

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