The Jurassic brand gets an animated series with Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, heading to Netflix in September.
The official teaser trailer has arrived for the series, which comes from DreamWorks Animation and is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Colin Trevorrow (director and co-writer of the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion). The plot follows a group of teens who are chosen to experience an adventure camp on Isla Nublar. No prizes for guessing that things don’t exactly go well on the problematic island. They’re soon in a fight to survive as dinosaurs begin to wreak havoc.
Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) serve as showrunners and executive producers on the series, with Zack Stentz on as consulting producer.
It’s a fun idea and the trailer below teases some energetic moments, although the animation seems a little uneven – particularly with the human designs. And yes, it’s aiming at a younger demo, which has me wondering if I’ll feel any of the threats if presumably none of the kids will get chomped up. But hey, it’s the Jurassic Park franchise and it’s freakin’ dinosaurs, so I’ll most certainly be checking it out.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous will begin streaming on Netflix on September 18th.
Official synopsis for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous:
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.