Remember the 2002 hand-drawn Dreamworks feature Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron starring the voice of Matt Damon?
Well, it’s no longer a feature. And it’s no longer hand-drawn. And Matt Damon is no longer voicing Spirit.
Dreamworks Animation Television’s new cgi spinoff series Spirit Riding Free could have been presented as an original concept, but it would appear that for branding purposes they retained the name and character from the earlier Oscar-nominated feature film. Six 22-minute episodes will debut exclusively May 5 on Netflix. Here’s the trailer: