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From The Creators of Care Bears and ‘Robot Chicken’ Comes Netflix’s Latest Series ‘Buddy Thunderstruck’

Netflix premiered the trailer today for Buddy Thunderstruck, a new stop motion series that bows on March 10.

Here’s the trailer:

The trailer suggests a unique tone and look; it’s the kind of show that we wouldn’t expect any other major American kids’ network to commission. Two unlikely companies teamed up to make the series: American Greetings Entertainment, creators of Eighties fads like Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears, and Stoopid Buddy Studios, makers of Robot Chicken and Supermansion, making its first major foray into children’s programming with Buddy.

Series was created by Ryan Wiesbrock, head of development and production at American Greetings. The first season will have twelve episodes.

The title character in Buddy Thunderstruck is described as the “the coolest semi-truck racing dog” and the series follows his “nitro-burning, gear-slamming, tire-squealing, fish-tailing” adventures in the town of Greasepit.

  • I’m definitely excited for this show. It’s not something you see often in, stop-motion and all. Has a cool style and the characters look pretty engaging! Hope it does well!

  • Marti386

    It’s like Fantastic Mr. Fox and Smokey & the Bandit had a baby.

  • mechasus

    Glad Netflix is finally trying something other than yet another DreamWorks show. They did say they wanted to make a push into merchandising and shows like this might edge them more towards it.