"Best news"- Fans express excitement as Netflix announces Minecraft animated series

A still from Minecraft
A still from Minecraft's Netflix teaser (Image via Netflix)

Alongside the upcoming Minecraft movie from Warner Bros. and Legendary, which has already cast some big names like Jack Black, Jason Momoa, Danielle Brooks, and Emma Myers, the Sandbox Game developed by Mojang Studios is now also getting an animated adaptation on Netflix.

This comes as a piece of surprising news as most fans, even the hardcore fans of the videogame, did not anticipate an animated adaptation so soon after the movie started development. The announcement was made on the anniversary of the game's 15th year. Meanwhile, Minecraft has only gained popularity across the globe.

This was visible from the reaction to the new teaser trailer that Netflix dropped. The intriguing teaser, which also works as an official announcement for the upcoming animated series from Netflix, opened to a great reception from fans on social media platforms like X (better and formerly known as Twitter). Many fans expressed their excitement about the same, with user @Khaannnn56 summing up the entire emotion with:

"Best news."

Other users of the platform also weighed in their opinions, most of which were overwhelmingly positive.

"Nice!! An actual animated series!! This is better then Minecraft story mode they have back then."- one user remarked.
"First a Just Cause movie and now this? We're eating good!"- another fan said.
"yoooooo i am definitely watching this."- said another fan expressing their excitement.

However, some fans were not overtly pleased with the same, with some users even taking this opportunity to criticise Netflix and its general approach to adapting for screen. User @JakobGruber77 said:

"Hmmm, how many wokeness can you squeeze in rectangular shapes? We'll soon find out. And there are already many Minecraft movies and shows on YouTube with a lot of heart and good stories. I assume Netflix won't be able the reach the quality of those. Let's see. I'm curious."

Most of the details about the upcoming Minecraft series remain under wraps, as of now, but Netflix will surely divulge more details soon.

Everything we know about the upcoming Minecraft animated series

The upcoming Minecraft animated series is going to reportedly feature an original story, something that has not been a part of the videogame franchise. Netflix has also claimed that the series will feature original characters, which should further make it interesting.

Of course, the series is set to be CG-animated. For this, Netflix has partnered with WildBrain, which has previously teamed up with Netflix for other hit animated projects, including Sonic Prime and Carmen Sandiego.

The original videogame, which was released back in 2011, remains one of the most popular games in the world with approximately 140 million users every month even today. It follows an open-world structure where players exist in a shared environment and builds everything from houses to mines to entire worlds with colorful blocks.

The lack of creative restriction has played a huge part in the popularity of the video game franchise. Now, fans are slated to get both an animated adaptation of the game as well as a live-action one from WB. It sounds like the perfect time for fans.

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