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Netflix’s algorithm is a funny thing: Between its random sub-genre recommendations such as "absurd opposites-attract comedies" and "dark revenge sci-fi & fantasy," you never know what you’re going to discover while scrolling through the streaming service. Recently, a couple of subscribers noticed a potentially unannounced Jurassic World title while they were in the mood for watching some dinosaur movie goodness. Take a look:
As you can see in the recent tweet from @nsjstuff, the title Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous came up on his search results. According to MovieWeb, after he tweeted this out, fans did some digging and found that Universal had filed three trademarks for this title on entertainment, toys and games in December 2018. While the project has not been officially announced, the studio does already have ties with Netflix and has discussed plans to create more programming around the blockbuster properties.
Netflix has already collaborated with the studio in the past for LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape, so another project about the Universal property with this newly revealed title is likely on the way as well. The studios also have a Netflix Fast & Furious animated series centering on the adventures of Tony Torretto -- teenage son of Vin Diesel’s Dom -- coming later this year called Fast & Furious: Spy Racers.
Universal’s animation studio has additionally worked with the streaming giant in the past to release a children’s television show based on their highly-successful How To Train Your Dragon franchise. The studios’ previous dealings lead us to believe the upcoming Jurassic World title will also be an animated series or film targeted to a younger audience. Perhaps about a summer camp at the problematic park getting out of hand?
If you look up “Jurassic” on Netflix now, as I just did, the upcoming title no longer appears. Looks like the streaming giant realized its mistake and took down the title from showing up. Maybe Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is still in early development and not ready to be announced by the studios.
This information does show that Netflix and Universal are in fact working together to create more content about the famous dino park that has sprung a $5 billion global grossing franchise since Steven Spielberg’s classic debuted in 1993.
Besides Jurassic World’s future presence on the streaming platform, Universal Studios is also gearing up to unveil its Jurassic World - The Ride revamp this summer with newly created dinos, scenery, and storyline updating the 23-year-old classic ride. The third installment of the big-screen Jurassic World franchise is also underway for summer 2021 release.
Until then, no need to search for what’s next on Netflix, just check out these great movies coming to the streaming site this April.