DreamWorks Animation has a storied history behind them, which now includes the upcoming Orion and the Dark for Netflix. Remember, this is the same studio responsible for the Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon franchises alongside many others. So we’re like in good hands here as far as this latest animated film is concerned. Don’t believe me? Then why not check out Netflix‘s official trailer for it below, and see if this is another DreamWorks film for you to enjoy for yourself?

Netflix’s Orion and the Dark: Details

Hey, wait a sec. Does this remind anyone of Rise of the Guardians?

Netflix is proud to announce Orion and the Dark via that YouTube trailer above. It seems that they’re eager to hype up this latest DreamWorks Animation film. From the looks of it, this film is going for a younger audience. Featuring an elementary school age main character and a cast of colorful characters, it looks very much like a film the entire family can enjoy.

Netflix even has an official synopsis for Orion and the Dark is about. You know, to give us a better idea of what it’s about. You can check that out below:

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, even falling off 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 grow 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 key visual.
But if Pitch Black was the good guy this time.

Orion and the Dark will make its streaming debut on February 2, 2024. You can watch it only on Netflix.