Hulu & DreamWorks plan out first projects together

Adding to its many streaming deals, DreamWorks has created three new series—Madagascar: A Little Wild, TrollsTopia and The Mighty Ones—exclusively for the Disney-owned SVOD.
January 21, 2020

DreamWorks has announced three new series set to stream exclusively on US SVOD Hulu, after signing a deal in 2018 to develop original series based on the studio’s popular franchises and upcoming features.

The three series include Madagascar: A Little Wild, based on the Madagascar movie franchise; TrollsTopia from the Trolls movie franchise, and original series The Mighty Ones.

The Mighty Ones will look at the secret world that exists humans’ backyards, which is filled with animated tiny creatures. It is executive produced by Sunil Hall (Pickle and Peanut) and Lynne Naylor-Reccardi (Samurai Jack).

Meanwhile, Madagascar: A Little Wild, explores the kid lives of the movie franchise’s foursome from the movie franchise at the Central Park Zoo. The series is executive produced by Joanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny).

Finally, TrollsTopia will follow Poppy and the other characters from the upcoming feature film Trolls World Tour, which premieres in theaters in March 2020.

When the deal was first signed, it was Hulu’s first-ever multi-year pact with DreamWorks Animation and its largest kids and family licensing deal at the time. As part of the agreement, several existing films are being added to the SVOD, including How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldThe Boss Baby 2, Trolls 2, ShrekShrek 2 and Shark Tale.

After the DreamWorks deal was signed, Disney took full operation control of the US streamer. Previously, NBCUniversal had a 33% ownership interest in the company. And since then Disney has launched its own streaming service, Disney+, and NBCUniversal is set to roll out Peacock later this year.

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