Netflix announces Minecraft animated series in partnership with Mojang

The Minecraft show will feature an original story with new characters
The animated Minecraft series will debut on Netflix.
The animated Minecraft series will debut on Netflix. / Mojang

Netflix and Mojang Studios are developing an animated Minecraft series. The news was announced by the streamer in celebration of Minecraft's 15th anniversary. The announcement was accompanied by a teaser video from Netflix.

Netflix states that the series will feature an original story with new characters, so don't expect Minecraft Steve or other iconic characters to feature heavily in the show. The series is being developed in partnership with WildBrain, a production company with a focus on kid's entertainment programming.

The studio is known for adapting popular gaming franchises for Netflix, including the likes of Sonic Prime and Ninjago: Dragons Rising. Not much was revealed about the show except that it will be a CG-animated series, so don't expect a presentation like Pokemon Concierge which was achieved through claymation.

Default Minecraft characters on a blue background
The Minecraft live-action movie will include Steve, while the animated show will have new characters. / Mojang

While Minecraft is fifteen years old, the franchise continues to grow on PC, consoles, and mobile platforms thanks to passionate fans. The series has seen various spinoffs released following the original, including games in different genres like Minecraft Dungeons and Minecraft Legends. On Minecraft's fifteenth anniversary, Microsoft celebrated the franchise by offering discounts on various games, while Google added fun minigames to Search and YouTube.

As for when the show will debut, the streamer did not announce any release date. Given that a Minecraft live-action film, starring Jack Black and Jason Momoa, is also in production, it seems likely that the animated show will be released following that. The Minecraft film is slated to release in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Rahul Majumdar


Rahul is a writer and filmmaker from India, currently navigating the entertainment industry in Mumbai. With a keen interest in film, video games, and the tech that drives them, Rahul has written for multiple outlets like TechQuila, IGN India and IndiaTimes. He has also worked on some shows and films you may or may not have heard of, although he vastly prefers gaming binge-sessions. His favourite games include The Witcher 3 (how original), and Assassin's Creed games of yore, and he's trying his best to get into more Nintendo games. When not rambling about pop culture in blogs, you can usually find him doing the same in bite-sized chunks over at Twitter (or whichever platform is popular at the moment)!