Netflix Orders Three New Animated Projects From Asian-American Creators

Netflix is doubling down on celebrating Asian voices during AAPI month. The streaming giant has ordered three new animated projects from Asian-American creators, one of which includes an animated film based on China’s famous legend Journey to the West (AKA the inspiration for Dragon Ball) from executive producer Stephen Chow.

Jane Lee, the manager of Netflix Animation, announced the three new animated projects that will put “Asian American protagonists front and center for kids around the world to enjoy.” One is the animated film The Monkey King, and the next two are animated series — the CG action Mech Cadets, and 2D animated comedy adventure Boons and Curses.

“We’re owning our own characters and our own fantastical universes rooted in the beautiful cultures we hail from,” Lee said in her statement. Lee’s announcement came with the first key art from all three projects, which you can see below.

The Monkey King

Boons and Curses

Mech Cadets

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