Before we get the trilogy closer on the big screen in 2021, we'll be journeying back to Isla Nublar in animated form for Netflix's Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Continuing the long-standing partnership between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation.to spin-off well-known properties into animated shows, Camp Cretaceous is aimed at a younger audience than the live-action franchise.
Here's the official synopsis to give us a taste of what to expect.
"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."
I'm not convinced that traveling to the opposite side of an Island famed for its dinosaurs wreaking havoc is a smart idea, but the live-action movies have been based on far less sound reasoning. I mean, did the masterminds who reopened Jurassic Park thinking "surely the same thing can't happen again!" honestly expect the dinosaurs not to escape and start eating people? It would make for a far less enjoyable summer blockbuster if it were two solid hours of Jurassic World operating smoothly with zero deaths. Jurassic World: Admin is unlikely to see the light of day, which now I've said it out loud is a movie I would happily watch.
The deal between Netflix and Dreamworks Animation has seen a roster of big-screen characters make their way to the streaming platform. We've had All Hail King Julian, Dawn of the Croods, The Boss Baby, a forthcoming Fast & Furious animated series in addition to originals such as She-Ra, and Trollhunters. Now we can count Jurassic World amongst the ranks of the animated exclusives from Netflix.
Camp Cretaceous is set to be released early next and will be overseen by showrunners Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny). They'll have help from Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Colin Trevorrow who will serve as executive producers.