DreamWorks Animation Television is developing new toons for Amazon Prime Video based on the Rocky and Bullwinkle and Kung Fu Panda franchises.
Premiering May 11 in the US, the UK, Germany, India and Japan is brand-new The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, a serialized comedy executive produced by Tiffany Ward—daughter of original Rocky and Bullwinkle producer Jay Ward—and The Fairly OddParents‘ Scott Fellows.
The new version will bring back Bullwinkle J. Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel, voiced by Brad Norman (America’s Most Haunted) and Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!), respectively. Rocky and Bullwinkle’s arch nemesis Fearless Leader (Piotr Michael) and his spies Boris Badenov (Ben Diskin) and Natasha Fatale (Rachel Butera) will also return.
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, meanwhile, will debut on Prime Video later this year in more than 200 territories. The series marks the first time an original DreamWorks Animation TV series will launch for Prime customers worldwide. DreamWorks has tapped All Hail King Julien‘s Mitch Watson and Elliott Owen to executive produce along with Lane Lueras (The Adventures of Puss in Boots).
The series finds beloved panda Po teaching a ragtag group of young pandas how to harness newfound powers against an evil force.
Digital growth has been a key distribution strategy of late for DreamWorks Animation TV. The company recently announced it will launch a slate of new original series—Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, She-Ra, The Boss Baby: Back in Business, Harvey Street Kids, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, and Trollhunters season three—this year exclusively on Netflix.
Since partnering with Netflix in 2013, DreamWorks has launched 17 series globally, taking home 17 Emmy Awards along the way.