Minecraft animated series in the works at Netflix with original story and characters

Netflix has ordered an animated series of the popular video game Minecraft - find out all the details!
Minecraft screenshot. Courtesy Microsoft Xbox
Minecraft screenshot. Courtesy Microsoft Xbox /

Netflix is no stranger to animation gems. The streamer already has a vast collection of animated hits, and soon it will be adding another jewel to its treasure trove! According to reports, the wildly popular video game, Minecraft, is getting an animated series courtesy of Netflix and Mojang Studios.

This exciting new series promises to bring a fresh perspective to the Minecraft universe. According to Netflix, the series “will feature an original story with new characters, showing the world of Minecraft in a new light.”

The CG-animated series is in development with WildBrain, the Canadian studio behind animated Netflix projects including Sonic Prime, Ninjago: Dragons Rising, and Carmen Sandiego. With such a talented team at the helm, fans can expect top-notch animation and storytelling.

So, if you're curious about the upcoming series and want to learn more ahead of its release, you're in the right place! Join us as we reveal what we know about the highly anticipated Minecraft animated series below!

What is Minecraft?

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Minecraft is not just a game... it's a universe of endless possibilities! In this sandbox video game, players dive into a blocky, 3D world where imagination reigns supreme.

With no set goals or objectives, Minecraft is the ultimate game for creativity. Whether you're a master architect, an explorer extraordinaire, or a survival expert, the choice is yours. Craft and shape the landscape using an array of blocks and resources, transforming your wildest ideas into reality.

There are two main game modes: Survival mode and creative mode. 

Minecraft encourages creativity, problem-solving, and survival skills, making it a popular game among children and adults alike! Watch the video below for a full explenation:

When is Minecraft animated series coming to Netflix?

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On May 30, 2024, in celebration of Minecraft's 15th anniversary, Netflix took to social media to announce that an animated series based on the game is in production. You can watch the official announcement video below:

However, as of early June 2024, neither Netflix nor Mojang Studios has disclosed the official release date or cast list for the series. But given its recent production announcement, this shouldn't been too surprising.

What will the Netflix X Minecraft series be about?

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While specific plot details are currently under wraps, as mentioned, Netflix has teased that the series "will feature an original story with new characters, showing the world of Minecraft in a new light."

With the boundless possibilities of the Minecraft universe, the series could explore various realms, including different biomes, and dimensions like the Nether or End, or introduce fresh challenges for the original characters to overcome.

Perhaps the series will dive deep into the rich lore and mythology surrounding Minecraft's iconic creatures -- the enigmatic Endermen, the explosive Creepers, or the formidable Ender Dragon -- intertwining their stories with those of our protagonists.

Whatever adventures await in the upcoming Netflix series, one thing is certain: Netflix and Mojang Studios are poised to bring the enchanting world of Minecraft to life in ways that will captivate audiences of all ages!

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