DreamWork’s ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ Sets Netflix Debut for February 2024

The new animated movie is headed come to Netflix in the US as part of the Universal deal.

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Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken coming to Netflix

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken – Picture: DreamWorks Animation

Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken was released in theaters in June 2023 and was widely considered to have a disappointing run at the box office. Now, as part of its first window deal, the movie will be debuting on Netflix in the United States in February 2024, following its initial run at Peacock. Here’s what you need to know.

Following the story of a young high school student, we learn that Ruby is the direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens, who are sworn to protect the oceans from the mermaids. As she prepares to inherit the throne, Ruby develops her newfound powers to rise to the position she must soon occupy.

Among the excellent voice cast assembled for the movie include Jaboukie Young-White, Lana Condor, Nicole Byer, Eduardo Franco, Ramona Young, Annie Murphy, Colman Domingo, and Will Forte.

The movie debuted in theaters on June 30th, 2023, grossing over $45 million at the box office.

When will Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken be on Netflix in the United States?

As part of a Universal deal extension on the animation side (it covers both DreamWorks and Illumination output), Netflix will eventually be the streaming home in the US for Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. That same deal has been why Netflixers in the US have recently enjoyed Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, The Bad Guys, and Minions: The Rise of Gru.

As we’ve covered extensively, Netflix shares what’s known as the first window. That’s when its theatrical run has finished, the physical release has also happened, and then it heads to streaming for the first time.

In the case of DreamWorks movies, they head to Peacock around 120 days after its theatrical release and then to Netflix four months after that. Netflix will hold it for ten months before returning to Peacock for another four.

Release Schedule For Illumination Dreamworks Movies Netflix

We’ve now got confirmation that Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, will be leaving Peacock in mid-February 2024, with Netflix scheduled to pick up the movie for a period of 10 months starting February 20th, 2024.

Check out our full preview for more upcoming Illumination and DreamWorks movies on Netflix here.

Will Other Netflix Regions Stream Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken?

Almost certainly, as Netflix distributes many Universal movies (live-action and animation) but not on any particular schedule.

Netflix Belgium and South Korea were the first to pick up the movie, with it arriving in those regions in January 2024.

Netflix Canada, India, Greece, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Hong Kong tend to get new DreamWorks movies around two years after their theatrical release date. We’d expect the movie to arrive in those territories in 2025.

Most European and Latin American territories tend to get new DreamWorks movies around three years after release (that’d mean 2026).

Anywhere else would likely have to wait longer, unfortunately.

While on the subject of animation and DreamWorks, you can find Netflix’s own list of upcoming animated feature films here and you may have heard Netflix exclusively is set to be the streaming home for Orion and the Dark that’s produced by Dreamworks Animation in 2024.

Will you be watching Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.