If you haven’t read the news that Netflix is reportedly making an animated Matt Groening show – this is huge. It’s huge for Netflix – assuming Matt Groening has chosen to not partner with Fox, who has a proven (albeit currently traditional) distribution network, and greenlit / fostered both of his past hit shows.
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With this, Netflix will be getting some original, high quality, primetime animation content – something Netflix is missing currently. It’s huge for the animation industry – likely getting its first big hit digital distribution platform animated show. It is also huge for Matt Groening. This could give him a running start at making the first animated primetime hit for the digital distribution era.