Netflix continues to add to its original children's animation slate with a new deal with a creative animation team that had previously worked on hits including "Ratatouille," "Toy Story 3," "Monster’s University," and "Finding Dory."
The overall deal with Kuku Studios includes a number of original animated films and TV shows that will be produced exclusively for the streaming giant. First up is the new preschool animated series "Go! Go! Cory Carson," which is on the hit toy line Go! Go! Smart Wheels from VTech Electronics. The series is scheduled to launch on Netflix early in 2020.
Kuku Studios was founded by Alex Woo, Stanley Moore, Tim Hahn, and Erik Benson. They will be executive producers on all of the projects produced for Netflix.
"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," said Netflix’s VP of original animation, Melissa Cobb. "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 are thrilled to partner with Melissa Cobb, Dominique Bazay, Gregg Taylor, and the rest of the Netflix team," said Kuku Studios founder and CEO Alex Woo. "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."