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Netflix has been stocking up on animated exhibits based mostly on well-liked franchises over the previous couple of years. Although most of them hail from video video games, the steamer’s subsequent collection, Cranium Island, relies on Legendary’s MonsterVerse films, and continues the story of everybody’s favourite large ape, King Kong.

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Seemingly set someday after the occasions of Kong’s 2017 film, the present follows brothers Charlie (Nicolas Cantu) and Mike (Darren Barnet), who’ve simply woken up on the island after being shipwrecked. Earlier than both of them can grow to be monster meals, they’re saved by Annie (Mae Whitman), who’s been on the island simply lengthy sufficient to make an enormous dog-like monster her BFF. Collectively, the children must reunite with the opposite survivors of Charlie and Mike’s ship, which additionally occurs to incorporate its captain and their father (Benjamin Bratt).

Cranium Island | Official Trailer | Netflix

The place Cranium’s first trailer from final month was all about setting a tone, this new one exhibits some extra monsters the survivors should battle in the event that they need to get off the island alive, of which there are various. (No less than considered one of them will likely be one other Skincrawler, which Kong needed to battle within the Cranium Island film.) Kong himself makes a handful of appearances all through, and it seems to be like he’ll be doing what he does finest: saving people and energy bombing monsters along with his fists or their very own tooth. All of it seems to be like a enjoyable sufficient time, and must be a great way to tide people over till he finally returns in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire someday subsequent yr.

All episodes of Cranium Island will premiere Thursday, June 22 on Netflix.

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