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Netflix snags 'Next Gen,' a star-studded animated film about robots

At least the company got something out of Cannes.
Actors Charlyne Yi, Stephanie Beatriz attend Amazon's KIDS JOINT signing area during San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center Todd Williamson via Getty Images

Just because Netflix's films got shut out of competition at Cannes doesn't mean the streaming titan stayed home. The company won a worldwide (except for China) distribution deal worth $30 million for the animated film Next Gen with a star-studded cast about a pair of "two unlikely friends in a world filled with robots," according to Deadline.

Not much else is known about the film, although Deadline surmised it's one of the biggest deals to come out of the film festival thus far. The voice cast includes Charlyne Yi, Michael Peña, Constance Wu, Jason Sudeikis and David Cross. It's unclear when Netflix will distribute the film, but we know when it's coming out in China: Alibaba and Wanda, which won rights to distribute in the country, will give it a wide release this summer.

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