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Orion and the Dark: New Posters, Trailer, & Images For Dreamworks Film

Netflix and Dreamworks has released a new trailer and image for the upcoming animation film, Orion and the Dark.

Article Summary

  • Netflix and Dreamworks unveil trailer, poster, and images for 'Orion and the Dark'.
  • Dreamworks aims for redemption with new animation after last year's mixed results.
  • 'Orion and the Dark' explores a kid's journey to overcome his fears with an unlikely friend.
  • Directed by Sean Charmatz, the film premieres on Netflix on February 2, 2024.

2023 was a killer year for animation, with almost every studio knocking it out of the park either commercially [Illumuniation] or critically [everyone else], with the only big exception being Dreamworks. Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken wasn't terrible, but when you're trying to compete with SpiderVerse, you're probably going to lose, and lose they did. However, Dreamworks is still an incredible animation studio, and while they aren't making their return to the big screen next month, we are getting a new film from them on Netflix called Orion and the Dark. Netflix movies have been very up and down in terms of quality, but they seem to have a better handle on the animation corner of things, and those films are much more consistent in terms of quality. So it's reasonable to think that this movie has the potential to be pretty good. Netflix has released a new trailer that has shown off more of the story and the other characters in the film. We also have two new posters and nine new images, which also show us the other things that are running around with Orion and Dark.

Orion and the Dark: Summary, Cast List, Release Date

Orion seems a lot like your average elementary school kid – shy, unassuming, harboring a secret crush. But underneath his seemingly normal exterior, Orion is a ball of adolescent anxiety, completely consumed by irrational fears of bees, dogs, the ocean, cell phone waves, murderous gutter clowns, and even falling off of a cliff. But of all his fears, the thing he's the most afraid of is what he confronts on a nightly basis: the dark. So when the literal embodiment of his worst fear pays a visit, Dark whisks Orion away on a roller coaster ride around the world to prove there is nothing to be afraid of in the night. As the unlikely pair grows closer, Orion must decide if he can learn to accept the unknown – to stop letting fear control his life and finally embrace the joy of living.

Orion and the Dark is directed by Sean Charmatz and is based on the book of the same name by Emma Yarlett. It features the voices of Jacob Tremblay as "Orion" and Paul Walter Hauser as "Dark" and is from Dreamworks Animation. It will stream to Netflix on February 2, 2024.

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