Netflix expands partnership with Jorge Gutierrez
James R | On 20, Oct 2020
Netflix is expanding its partnership with Jorge Gutierrez and his production company Mexopolis for original content.
Gutierrez is the director of The Book of Life and also the creator and director of upcoming Netflix animated series Maya and the Three, a Mesoamerican fantasy epic set to premiere globally in 2021. Now, the Emmy award winning and Golden Globe nominated animator, painter, writer and helmer will also write, direct and produce new animated films, series and interactive projects for the streamer across preschool, kids and family and adult animation.
Gutierrez: “Dang! I could not be more thankful to extend my creative love affair with my beloved Netflix! Melissa Cobb and the entire Netflix Animation team match my endless passion for diversity and inclusion in front and behind the camera. After all the kindness that has been shown to me, I look forward to mentoring and empowering diverse storytellers from not only North America, but also Central and South America. My mustached heart has a six pack and I can’t wait to create new stories and bold new worlds. What a time to be alive!”
Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Original Animation, Netflix, adds: “Jorge was one of the first creators to join Netflix Animation and has been an incredible partner ever since. He is committed to authenticity in his work, creating fantastical stories and characters inspired by his culture that are universally resonant and a tireless champion and mentor to the next generation of storytellers. We are honored that he’s chosen Netflix as his home and we can’t wait to share his work with kids and families around the world.”