A Mr. Peabody and Sherman Netflix Series? Plus other Animated Projects in Hollywood

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  1. Dudley

    Dudley Moderator Moderator

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    Steve Hullet's Animation Guild blog, always an insightful source of news (along with the occasional heated controversy), is a great website to learn about what's in development in Hollywood's animation studios, particularly the union affiliated ones.
    See the full list in this blog post. The list shows what's currently in production, and what show is wrapping up and ending.

    The thing that caught my attention the most was Mr. Peabody and Sherman, despite the film doing poorly at the box office, is getting a series on Netflix as part of DWA's production order from the streaming service. I'm happy to hear this as I always felt the franchise would work better in a series format, than it would a movie. What with devoting each episode to a different period of time and whatnot.

    So what do you guys think of the list? Are you happy/sad to see what's currently being worked on, or ending?
     
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    78 episodes?? Holy cats. I'm assuming they're all shorts?

    Y'think Dreamworks will ever have an idea for a cartoon show that wasn't a movie first?

    Land Before Time is on that list. I thought that beast had finally been killed.

    Wander Over Yonder has a second season.
     
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    The utter lack of news on Steven Universe and Littlest Pet Shop convinces me of their current status. And it's not a good one.
     
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    Why is DreamWorks obsessed with making movies into TV shows?
    Littlest Pet Shop is produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
     
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    A Ben 10 reboot, if they are going to do another series with young pre teen Ben, I think I am done. I don't think I could take that especially if it is going to be the Omniverse over the top version, he is okay in the original, but the Omniverse OMG. Either way looks like are are going further and further away from the dark grid of AF / UF which is my favorite version.
     
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    Mr. Peabody & Sherman will probably fare better as shorts, since that's where they originated. I saw the movie, it was OK, but some characters just don't lend themselves to feature length stories.

    I'm guessing the Croods series will be like Monsters VS Aliens: The Series: a slapsticky comedy consisting of 2 11-minute shorts as opposed to a single 22-minute episode. I'm curious as to what kind of stories DW can come up with, since aside from the Croods themselves and Guy, there were no other people in that movie, and the animals were all non-anthropomorphic. I honestly don't know what they're going to do with the Croods for 2 more movies, though.

    I have reservations about Wander Over Yonder's second season: some of season 1 was decent, but I think the show relies far too much on Lord Hater. I don't get why so many shows feel like they need to have regular or recurring antagonists; I'm not down with "mwah-hah-hah!" bad guys, and my favorite Wander episodes were the ones which didn't involve Hater, so the news that season 2 will be adding an even bigger, badder bad guy isn't instilling me with confidence in the new season. It sounds like WoY may be taking more of an action-oriented turn, which could end up being the dropping off point for me.

    I really hope The 7D gets a second season; it's really a good show. Right now it's one of my favorite cartoons, right up there with Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse.

    -Also, you've gotta love how this blog praises Sofia the First as being a hit show, yet they misspelled the title character's name. It's Sofia, not Sophia.
     
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    CoolEric158 God Bless America!

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    This is focusing on L.A. productions. Littlest Pet Shop is a Canadian production. And Steven Universe does have a second season along the way, so either it's a typo or something. There does seem to be some that aren't on the list whatsoever, but are in production. i.e. Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Illumination Entertainment in general

    As for what's on there, they're already making three Croods movies and a TV series? Whoa. And I tho
    ught Land Before Time was over with, but I guess we're getting 83 more sequels.
     
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    I want to know how Rick and Morty is listed as a CN Studios series, but not Black Dynamite?
     
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    Thanks for clearing up what I didn't fully understand. Apologies for that as well...

    As for back on subject - Dreamworks has it pretty bad right now...
     
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    Whew! Glad to see that Wander Over Yonder will still continue!

    A new Peabody and Sherman series sounds like fun as well.

    Now, what's the difference between just your average joe "Veggietales" and "Veggietales In The House"? Does it just mean more Veggietales installments will be added to Netflix or is it something new and different?
     
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    I liked the Mr. Peabody & Sherman movie and I'm thrilled that the franchise is still alive. However, I admit I have reservations about the shorts format, because I'd like to see the series build on the character development from the film. (I must admit, I find the concept of "misunderstood genius raises an equally intelligent child" at least as interesting as "wacky time travel adventures", but maybe that's just me.) I wonder if they'll get Ty Burrell and Max Charles to do the voices again?
     
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    From what I've gathered, VeggieTales In The House is an entirely new series showrun by Doug TenNapel, with redesigned characters and a more Toy Story-like setting. There are writers from MST3K and Axe Cop. Rob Paulsen and Tress MacNeille are VAs. They'll still be Christian values, but maybe not as much as before. It all certainly sounds... interesting.

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    I should point out that not only is the list not complete, Steven Hullet got his info from people he has heard from at the various studios.

    With the talent behind this, I can't wait to check this out. The designs look pretty cool too.

    In what way?

    I assume the 78 episodes are the 11 minute segments, so possibly just 39 episodes.

    Dreamworks is making a Netflix series based on Dinotrux, a children's book.

    And since this might interest a few, here's a chart showing where most of the union workers are.
     
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    For Gravity Falls what does it mean "Now wrapping up 2nd season"?Oh GOD! FOP only on hiatus.
     
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    I haven't seen the new Mr. Peabody and Sherman movie yet, but making it into a TV series would work more given that they could travel to different eras every episode. I was surprised that there's some Land Before Time series in the works. I remember that there was one on Cartoon Network a few years ago, but I don't think it lasted that long. It sounds like Ben 10 Omniverse is winding down, but I wouldn't be surprised if they do go for a reboot with the next series. I'm not sure if I'll watch it if that's the case given how much I didn't care for ten year old Ben.
     
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    What's Stretch Armstrong, and do they mean by "ongoing"?
     
  17. Getouttamylab!

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm on board with this new Veggietales series, but...the "Dreamworks-ified" designs of the characters are gonna take some major getting used to. (Where's Jr's hat?)
     
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    The second season is close to finishing production.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    I like the premise of a new "Mr Peabody and Sherman" show. I also Heard that DreamWorks was developing a "King julien" and "Puss in boots" animated series.
     

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