This summer, Dreamwork Animation is releasing a brand film, “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken”, which tells the story of Ruby Gillman, who is a sweet and awkward high school student who discovers she’s a direct descendant of the warrior kraken queens. The kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids. Destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother, Ruby must use her newfound powers to protect those she loves most.

Check out the “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” trailer below:

“Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” stars an extraordinary cast that includes Emmy winner Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) as Ruby’s supportive dad, Emmy nominee Sam Richardson (Veep) as Ruby’s enthusiastic uncle and Blue Chapman (Council of Dads) as Ruby’s cool little brother.

Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Kirk DeMicco (Vivo, The Croods) and produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella, p.g.a. (Trolls World Tour, Trolls), with Faryn Pearl (The Croods: A New Age, Trolls World Tour) serving as co-director, the film features a comedic powerhouse supporting cast, including Emmy nominee Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Emmy nominee Nicole Byer (Nailed It!), Liza Koshy (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts; Work It), Ramona Young (Never Have I Ever), Eduardo Franco (Stranger Things), Echo Kellum (Arrow), and award-winning social media creator and podcaster Emma Chamberlain (Anything Goes podcast).

The film is written by Emmy winning South Park producer Pam Brady (Lady Dynamite) and Brian C Brown (Briarpatch) & Elliott DiGuiseppi (Lucy in the Sky). The executive producer is Mike Mitchell (director of next year’s Kung Fu Panda 4) and the co-producer is Rachel Zusser (associate producer, The Croods: A New Age).

When Is “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” Coming To Disney+?

The simple answer is, probably no, since Dreamworks is owned by Universal Studios (Comcast). While Hulu does offer a wide selection of films from Dreamworks and shared original shows featuring characters from many franchises such as “Trolls”, “How To Train A Dragon” and much more. Comcast still owns 33% of Hulu and signed a deal years ago to create original content for Hulu. And back in 2918, Hulu and Dreamworks signed a multi-year deal for access to the pay-one window for new films and to have access to older films, which is why some older films are still currently available on Hulu, but many of them are actually leaving Hulu in July.

Back in 2021, Universal signed a new multi-year deal with Netflix, which meant that new animated films from Dreamsworks will be stream exclusively on Peacock and Netflix in the United States first for a few months, following a theatrical and digital release. With Netflix also getting some access to new films during the pay-one window, plus having shared access to Universal Studios animated and live action film after about 4 years after release as well as rights to select titles from Universal’s vast movie library.

Internationally, its extremely unlikely that any Dreamworks film will be available on Disney+, since no other Dreamwork titles currently stream on the platform.

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Roger Palmer

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