Welcome to Camp Cretaceous. At long last, the Jurassic Park series enters the animated foray with an all new series coming from DreamWorks Animation! Debuting exclusively on Netflix in 2020, Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous promises all the the thrills, wonder, and adventure synonymous with the Jurassic films.
Check out the first trailer below, and read on for the first plot details!
DreamWorks Animation today announced Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, an animated action-adventure series, is set to debut globally on Netflix in 2020 as part of an ongoing multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce original animated kids and family programming. Set within the same timeline as the 2015 blockbuster film, Jurassic World, the Netflix original series is inspired by the multi-billion-dollar franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive.
Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) serve as showrunners and executive producers. The series is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Colin Trevorrow. Zack Stentz serves as consulting producer.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous builds on a successful five-year relationship between DreamWorks Animation and Netflix that has seen 18 original series debut on the service, including the Tales of Arcadia trilogy from Guillermo del Toro, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Spirit Riding Free, and The Boss Baby: Back in Business. Following NBCUniversal’s acquisition of the studio, DreamWorks Animation and Netflix expanded their relationship to include first looks at animated series based on Universal Pictures properties as well as original and acquired IP. DreamWorks Animation has a number of additional series slated to debut on Netflix in 2019, including Archibald’s Next Big Thing from executive producer Tony Hale and the highly anticipated Fast & Furious animated series.
About The Jurassic World Franchise
From Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the Jurassic World franchise immerses audiences of all ages in a new era of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs and humankind must learn to coexist. Jurassic World is more than a film franchise. At every turn, this $5 billion film series delivers a larger-than-life destination for exploration, discovery, and epic adventure. Dinosaurs live again and they live in Jurassic World. The third installment in the Jurassic World film series hits theaters on June 11, 2021.
From the synopsis, it sounds like Camp Cretaceous follows an elite-summer-camp-intern-program, where select students are given a once in a lifetime opportunity – but little do they know, it’s more than they bargained for. The series is believed to begin in parallel to the events of Jurassic World (much like Jurassic World Live), with all-hell letting loose after the Indominus Rex breaks free from her paddock. The six Camp Cretaceous stragglers are forced to come to terms with missing the evacuation of Isla Nublar, and band together to survive the chaos to follow (one might expect some ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ style antics to follow).
The trailer itself features stunning animation, featuring a Velociraptor in the jungle, investigating its surroundings and embodying the adventure to come. While the key art of the human characters is stylized, it seems the dinosaurs themselves with be realistically realized in beautiful 3D, accurately reflecting their live-action counterparts. While we haven’t seen much, it seems DreamWorks has knocked this one out of the park (no pun intended).
We couldn’t be more excited about the potential of this series! Will it show the park before its downfall – and if so, explore new areas of it? Further, will the series explore important other canonical stories playing out in other mediums, such as the Troodon and dino-decoder of Jurassic World Live, or the retrieval of the remains of the Indominus Rex, as seen in Fallen Kingdom? Or finally, will it explore entirely unknown events, perhaps expanding upon elements that will have a greater meaning in Jurassic World 3?
With so little known about the series, and so many opportunities to evolve the story into bold new territory, we’re confident this will be an exciting new Jurassic adventure for fans of all ages and interests. Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous will be a multi-season series, and debut on Netflix in 2020 (marking the first true Jurassic Park spin-off).
After the Jurassic Park films trying and failing to get a cartoon off the ground so many times in the past, it’s surreal to think that it’s finally happening! Let us know what you think of the first trailer, what you want from the series, and as always – stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost!
The Camp Cretaceous page on Netflix can be found here.