Fans of Kung Fu Panda and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, both young and old, time to get psyched! Both franchises are coming to Amazon Prime Video, thanks to DreamWorks Animation Television, which is creating two original kids series for the streaming platform.
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny will make its global debut later this year in over 200 territories. The series is of course based on the film trilogy, which first hit theaters in 2008. (The sequel came out in 2011 and the third flick in 2016.) If you recall, Nickelodeon also aired a Kung Fu Panda TV series called Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, which premiered in the fall of 2011.
The new series comes from Emmy Award-winning executive producers Mitch Watson (All Hail King Julien) and Elliott Owen (All Hail King Julien), and Lane Lueras (The Adventures of Puss in Boots). The gist, according to Dreamworks: "When four panda kids stumble upon a mystical cave beneath Panda Village, accidentally absorbing the chi of ancient and powerful kung fu warriors known as the Four Constellations, they must realize a destiny to save the world from an evil force. Meanwhile, Po finds himself faced with his biggest challenge yet—teaching this ragtag band of kids how to wield their newfound powers."
And on May 11, the talking moose and flying squirrel BFFs of the classic series The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle will make their Amazon Prime debut. DreamWorks shares of the show, "As Rocky and Bullwinkle's innocent and silly ambitions to become rock stars or find lost treasure end up dovetailing with Fearless Leader's sinister plans to take over the world, our heroes are set on a collision course with his notorious super spies Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale."
Rocky and Bullwinkle is executive produced by Scott Fellows (The Fairly OddParents, Big Time Rush) and Tiffany Ward, daughter of the original series producer Jay Ward, and features Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!) as the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel, Brad Norman (America’s Most Haunted) as Bullwinkle J. Moose, Ben Diskin (Hey Arnold!) as Boris Badenov, Rachel Butera (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Natasha Fatale, Piotr Michael (Impress Me, MADtv) as Fearless Leader and Daran Norris (The Fairly OddParents) as Narrator.
Check out the trailer here:
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This awesome new streaming content from DreamWorks and Prime Video can't be available soon enough!