We recently heard that Netflix was planning on resuscitating The Magic School Bus for a new set of modernized episodes, and now news has broken that the streaming giant is further expanding its programming for children with a new original series by the name of Dinotrux.
Based on Chris Gall’s award-winning book series, Dinotrux follows “the adventures of two unlikely best friends as they navigate the mechanical domain ruled by creatures including Tyrannosaurus Trux, Scraptors and Tow-a-constrictors.” It’s set to feature hybrid dinosaur-construction characters who will work to build with and battle one another for three seasons.
Dinotrux is just the latest show that’s part of Netflix’s huge deal with DreamWorks Animation for 300 hours of original programming inspired by characters from the studio’s most successful properties. DreamWorks’ Turbo Fast launched last year on the streaming service, and future collaborations between Netflix and the animation studio will include Madagascar spinoff King Julien, a standalone Puss in Boots series, Veggie Tales in the House and How to Train Your Dragon series DreamWorks Dragons.
Of the new series, Margie Cohn, TV head at DreamWorks Animation, said:
“This is a property that creates a new world with stunning visuals and fantastic action combined with great characters and comedy. In Dinotrux, the biggest guy and the smallest creature become best friends and through their unique partnership evolve their primitive world — a theme that we think will resonate with kids.”
Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original programming, added:
“DreamWorks has a proven track record of creating beloved characters and we’re excited to be able to bring the Dinotrux friends to our members. We know kids and families love discovering new series to watch together and we’re pleased to continue to expand our show line-up from DreamWorks.”
Dinotrux is set to arrive in the spring of next year, only on Netflix.