First Look at DreamWorks ‘Orion and the Dark’ Trailer and Release Date

Orion and the Dark

Netflix has just unveiled the first trailer for the much-anticipated animated film, ‘Orion and the Dark’. This DreamWorks Animation project, set for release on February 2, 2024, is already creating a buzz with its unique blend of fantasy, adventure, and comedy.

Directed by Sean Charmatz in his feature debut and penned by Charlie Kaufman, the film is an adaptation of Emma Yarlett’s beloved children’s book. It tells the story of Orion, an elementary school kid with a vivid imagination and a host of fears ranging from bees to the dark.

Jacob Tremblay lends his voice to the protagonist, Orion, bringing depth and relatability to the character. The role of the Dark is voiced by Paul Walter Hauser, adding an intriguing twist to this personified fear. The voice cast also includes the distinctive Werner Herzog, promising a rich auditory experience.

The trailer showcases the impressive visuals provided by Mikros Animation, the team behind the animation of ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.’ Their work promises a visually stunning and dynamic experience for the audience.

‘Orion and the Dark’ is more than just a visual spectacle; it’s a journey into overcoming fear and embracing life’s uncertainties. As Orion and the Dark embark on their worldwide adventure, viewers are treated to a story filled with emotional depth and thrilling escapades. The film resonates with anyone who has faced fears and looked for ways to overcome them.


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With its vibrant animation, compelling storyline, and talented voice cast, ‘Orion and the Dark’ is shaping up to be a must-watch for audiences of all ages. Mark your calendars for its Netflix debut and prepare to join Orion on his journey to confront and embrace the unknown.

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