‘In Your Dreams’: Netflix Movie Pushed to 2025 With Craig Robinson and Simu Liu Leading Voice Cast

The animated film was originally part of the 2024 animated movie roster.

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In Your Dreams

IN YOUR DREAMS – Cr: Netflix © 2024

One of our most anticipated upcoming Netflix Original animated movies is undoubtedly In Your Dreams, a new original IP originally scheduled to arrive globally in 2024 but now pushed into 2025. Here’s a rundown of everything we know about the new movie. 

Netflix first announced the new animated movie in April 2023 alongside a slew of other new movies coming soon to Netflix. It also came with the first-look image featured above. It’s unclear when exactly the movie began production, but we’ve seen people list the project in development as early as March 2020.

Before we dig into who’s behind the movie, let’s take a look at what it’ll be about. Here’s the full synopsis for the movie as told by Netflix:

“A perfect family? Siblings who get along? Yeah… in your dreams. This is a comedy adventure about Stevie and her brother Elliot who magically travel into the world of dreams with the mission of finding The Sandman who will grant them their ultimate wish — saving their parents’ marriage. The kids are total opposites, making them an unlikely duo to navigate the absurdity of their own subconscious. Along their journey, they discover that as long as they have each other, they can face anything, even their worst nightmare.”

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First still released for In Your Dreams – Picture: Netflix

With that out of the way, here’s everything else you need to know about In Your Dreams:


First Looks at Next on Netflix: Animation

At the Next on Netflix: Animation presentation, which took place in Los Angeles in June 2024, In Your Dreams was among the couple dozen-plus lineup showcased throughout the evening. Craig Robinson presented on stage with host Christopher Sean the upcoming movie.

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Christopher Sean and Craig Robinson speak onstage during Next On Netflix: Animation at Netflix Tudum Theater – Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix

Several key pieces of information were revealed about the upcoming movie, including the fact that it has been delayed until 2025.

On the bright side, we got three new first-look images (two above and one below) and the casting news, which we’ll cover below.

In Your Dreams

IN YOUR DREAMS – Cr: Netflix © 2024

 


Who’s voicing in In Your Dreams?

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Picture: Getty Images

At the Next on Netflix: Animation presentation, two actors were confirmed to be featured:

  • Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine, and the upcoming Netflix movie Hot Frosty)
  • Simu Liu (Netflix’s Atlas, Kim’s Convenience)

The voices of Stevie and Elliot will be revealed at a later date.


Who is the studio behind In Your Dreams?

Kuku Studios, based in California, is the main studio behind the movie. It was founded and run by Alex Woo, the feature’s director.

Before In Your Dreams, the studio worked on Netflix’s preschool animated series Go! Go! Cory Carson (Toot-Toot Cory Carson in international territories), which ran for multiple seasons and saw multiple spin-offs, too. The series has been active since 2020.

In Your Dreams is listed on their projects page with the following caption:

“At long last we are excited to show a tiny glimpse into our very first feature film! Netflix held a special sneak preview event showcasing their animation slate for the next couple of years and shared the first tidbit of information and a still from our film — In Your Dreams!

We’re looking forward to sharing more in the months to come as we prepare for the film’s release sometime in 2024!”

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Kuku Studios Logo

Also animating on the project is Sony Pictures Imageworks.

They’re the incredible studio behind the likes of Spider-Man: Across The Spider-verse and some of Netflix’s biggest and best-animated titles, too. You can also see their work on Netflix’s Oscar-nominated The Sea Beast and were behind the Netflix-acquired titles The Mitchells vs. The Machines and Vivo.

They have teams in Vancouver and Montreal in Canada and in California.

 

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Sony Pictures Imageworks


Who’s working on Netflix’s In Your Dreams?

As mentioned, Alex Woo is the movie’s director alongside co-director Erik Benson. Woo worked on the aforementioned Go! Go! Cory Carson as executive producer. Benson also worked on Cory Carson, served as a storyboard consultant on Netflix’s My Father’s Dragon, and was involved in Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Toy Story 4.

Stanley Moore is behind the story alongside Woo.

John Debney (Chicken Little, Hocus Pocus) will be behind the movie’s score.

Gregg Taylor and Tim Hahn serve as producers.

Of course, animation requires an army of animators, artists, and other specialized roles to bring the story to the screen. Among the people we’ve seen working on the movie include – but certainly not limited to:

  • Nick Barber – Senior Rough Layout Artist
  • Hannah Beadle – Concept Artist
  • Nicole Brisson – Lighting/Environments Coordinator
  • Nicolas Burnmester – Animator
  • David Canoville – Storyboard Artist
  • Marisa X. Castro – Art Department Production Manager
  • Daniel Ceballos – Animator
  • Ying Hsuan Chen – Story Artist
  • David Condolora – First Assistant Editor
  • Rhea Dadoo – Story Artist
  • Jessica Gallaher – Storyboard Artist
  • Robin Garcia – Associate Production Manager
  • Jessica Giang – Senior Rough and Final Layout Artist
  • Kiel Gnebba – FX Lead
  • Fausto Estrada Guerrero – Rough Layout Artist
  • Jeremy Hoey – Environments Supervisor
  • Gian Huang – Story Department Production Coordinator
  • Vincent Lau – Story Artist/Writer
  • Jaemi Lee – Character Rigger
  • Joy Liu – Senior Character Animator
  • Ben Mansfield – Story Artist
  • Darren Marshall – Visual Development Artist
  • Amy Elizabeth Moore – Visual Development Team Lead
  • Lea Morement – Associate Editor
  • Ryan Pfeifenroth – Intermediate Animator
  • Tony Piedra – 2D/3D Visual Development Artist
  • Stalin Ranjith S – Intermediate Animator
  • Carey A. Smith – Associate Producer
  • Josef Swift – Lead Modeler
  • Nicholas Sy – Second Assistant Editor

Netflix Original animated movies set to drop in 2024 include Thelma the Unicorn, That Christmas, Ultraman, and Saving Bikini Bottom: The Sandy Cheeks Movie. In 2025, Netflix has lined up K-Pop: Demon Hunters, Plankton: The Movie, Pookoo, The Twits, and a new Wallace & Gromit movie.

For more upcoming Netflix Original animated feature films, check out our full preview for all those coming in 2023, 2024, and beyond.

We’ll continuously update this preview as we learn more. Let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to catching In Your Dreams on Netflix sometime in 2024.

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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.