New movies and anime shows from Netflix Europe revealed

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Pictured: Bad Dinosaurs, Wereworld and Ember

Netflix has just unveiled eight new animated projects from European studios and producers with new films and series from the UK, France, Italy and Spain.

The news precedes the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which Netflix has been a regular participant in for the past few years. The festival is due to take place from June 13 to June 18.

Here is an overview of the new projects announced:

New animated films from Netflix Europe

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

scrooge a christmas carol netflix

Coming to Netflix: December 2022
Director: Stephen Donnelly
Studio: Timeless Movies
Native country: UK

We’ve seen Charles Dickens’ famous novel adapted in many forms and ways over the years and now Netflix is ​​getting in on the action with a new animated film.

Here is the movie’s logline:

“The ageless legend of Charles Dickens is reborn in this supernatural, time-traveling musical adaptation of the definitive Christmas story. With his soul on the line, Scrooge has only one Christmas Eve left to confront his past and build a better future.


ember

netflix ember animated movie

Director: Sergio Pablos
Studio: SPA Studios
Native country: Spain

In this hand-drawn animated film from the director of Netflix’s beloved Christmas movie Klaus comes a new feature film which is an “epic adventure tale about humanity’s quest for fire told through the eyes of young Dikika who embarks on an impossible race to a distant volcano to retrieve the precious spark that will save his tribe”.


This Christmas

that christmas netflix movie

Studio: Locksmith entertainment
Native country: UK

This new animated feature set around Christmas is based on the children’s books by Richard Curtis.

Here’s what you can expect from the story:

“This Christmas follows an intertwining series of stories about love and loneliness, family and friends, and Santa making a big mistake, not to mention a huge number of turkeys!”


Untitled animated film by Steve Box

steve box animated film

Director: Steve’s Box
Studio:
Animation SUPERPROD
Native country: France

Steve Box is behind the beloved Wallace and Gromit feature film Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit and will bring a new yet-to-be-titled feature to Netflix.

Here is the premise of the new film:

“Struggling to feed on the proceeds of their ever-inventive but low-return heists, Tibbles and his gang of stray cats are forced to go undercover to pull off the biggest heist of their lives, posing as the thing they despise the most – pampered suburban pets.


New Anime Shows from Netflix Europe

bad dinosaurs

bad dinosaurs netflix

Director: Simone Giampaolo
Studio:
Pictures of Snafu
Native country: UK and Spain

Described as a “thrill ride”, this new series follows a family tyrannosaur confronting life in the prehistoric wilderness. It is based on animated shorts by Joel Veitch.


mermaid magic

Magical Mermaid Netflix

Director: Iginio Straffi
Studio: Rainbow
Native country:
Italy

A new CG anime series from the creator of the ever-loved anime series winx club which has notably been adapted into a live-action series on Netflix.

The new series is about a teenage mermaid princess named Merlinda who leaves her undersea world for the unknown land above to hunt down a rare source of magic that will help her battle the forces of evil above the waves and in below who seek to destroy his kingdom.


The Seven Bears

the seven bears netflix

Director: Robert Vargas
Studio: Folivari and Cube
Native country: France

Compared to the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White, this new series is about seven adorable bears that were created by Emile Bravo in a series of popular graphic novels. The new series follows an adorable furball pack “putting a fuzzy spin on the fairy tales we thought we knew”.


Wereworld

netflix

Director: Tom Brass
Studio: Lime pictures and jellyfish pictures
Native country: UK

This new series is based on the books by Curtis Jobling and comes from the same studio that worked on Spirit: Untamed and Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed.

Here is the official logline for the new series:

“Wereworld is an epic fantasy adventure series that follows Drew Ferran as he comes of age and discovers that he is the latest in a long line of werewolves and the rightful (but reluctant) ruler of a land ruled by werelords. Drew must fight to abolish the tyranny of the Lionlords and reclaim the throne.


This is in addition to all the new anime news that dropped from Netflix yesterday as part of Geeked Week. Among the projects presented yesterday are:

  • The Dragon Prince
  • Esoteric
  • entergalactic
  • Love, death and robots
  • Uncle from another world
  • Exception
  • moonrise
  • Seven Deadly Sins: The Edinburgh Grudge
  • Farzar
  • inner work
  • Skull Island
  • cyberpunk

All of this news comes after a rocky start to the year when it comes to Netflix Animation. We have learned that a number of projects have been canceled across the board, including the recently abandoned Maya and the three sequel series, Kung-Fu Space Punch.

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