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Trailer: ‘Dawn of the Croods’ Hand-Drawn Netflix Series

DreamWorks Animation Television unveiled a new look at its TV series Dawn of the Croods, based on the 2013 CG feature The Croods, directed by Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders.

The series will premiere December 24 worldwide on Netflix. The show deals with contemporary problems through the eyes of the Croods family, which is experiencing them for the first time in life’s history. These problems, according to the press release, include school, a sugar rush, and eye rolls.

The film’s original voice cast did not return for the series; the new cast includes Dan Milano, Cree Summer, and Stephanie Lemelin, as well as Saturday Night Live alumni Chris Parnell, Ana Gasteyer, and Laraine Newman. The series was animated in Toon Boom Harmony out of Vancouver’s Bardel Entertainment [see update below], and exec produced by Brendan Hay (Robot Chicken, The Mighty B!, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart).

DreamWorks produced the series for Netflix as part of a long-term deal to provide the streamer with 300 hours of original content.

UPDATE: While the early episodes were animated in Toon Boom Harmony by Bardel, later episodes in the series were animated in South Korea by EMation, NE4U, and Dong Woo Animation. Showrunner Brendan Hay discusses the reason that studios were switched in this interview.

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