Netflix is about to get a whole lot more interactive. Using the remote and choosing between an option on the left or an option on the right, your family has the opportunity to be a part of the storytelling process. In an extension of their partnership with Disney, Netflix has announced that they will be releasing narrative episodes of Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale as well as Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile.
Puss in Book was released on June 20, 2017 while Buddy Thunderstruck will be available on July 14, 2017. There has also been an announcement that Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout will begin production this year.
Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, the Director of Product Innovation at Netflix told Cord Cutter News,
“We’ve done extensive research and talked to lots of kids and parents, collecting qualitative data to better understand if this is something viewers will like. While we’ve gotten positive feedback (for example, parents like the fact their child has the ability to make decisions and take a seat in the director’s chair, if you will), we’re eager to learn how our members will engage with the experience. Which choices or storylines will be the most popular? Will the mean bears or the friendly bears be more popular? Are members more compelled to rewatch and uncover all of the different storylines?”
Here is the first trailer for this new interactive storytelling concept. It features the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure options of Puss in Books (NOW AVAILABLE) and Buddy Thunderstruck (JULY 14).