‘Larva Island’ Will be the First Korean Netflix Original Animation
Meet Red and Yellow
Netflix has a new animated children’s series in the works called “Larva Island”. Officially under the “Kids & Family” section of Netflix, the original series is from Korea with the Korean animation studio TUBAn.
The Larva animation series has gained popularity internationally and will be the first Korean Netflix original animation.
Since its debut in 2011, Larva has been appealing to children of all ages with the slapstick humor presented by its two main larva characters, Red and Yellow. Larva received the Culture Minister’s Award at the Korea Content Award in 2012, and was also nominated to the Kid’s Awards for the International Emmy Awards in 2014 and 2016.
“Great stories can travel beyond borders, including great stories from Korea,” said Aram Yacoubian, Kids & Family International Originals Director at Netflix. “Larva Island brings back Larva’s beloved characters, Red and Yellow, who, with the help of some new friends, are certain to once again enthrall audiences of all ages in Korea and beyond.”
Larva Island will feature a whole new adventure with new characters along with Red and Yellow on an abandoned island. The animation series will only be available on Netflix.
The show will be a great compliment to Netflix’s other hit animated-series, “Trollhunters”. That series features a tale of two fantastical worlds that collide in an epic saga. Set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia, the unlikely hero, Jim, and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which impacts their lives forever.
Part of Netflix’s partnership with DreamWorks, “Trollhunters” is created and executive produced by del Toro with Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Rodrigo Blaas (Alma), Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) serving as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) serve as co-executive producers.