Netflix will launch its first “branching” narrative title with Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale (today June 20) from DreamWorks Animation Television. Imagine Choose Your Own Adventure books intertwined with internet television. The viewer gets to decide where to take the story next. With Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, the boundaries of traditional storytelling are being pushed with the opportunity to create non-linear adventures for the beloved Puss and his friends in San Lorenzo.
This standalone episode presents various choice points to viewers, granting children complete creative control over some of their favorite DreamWorks characters.
When Puss is sucked into a magical book of fairytales, he must get to “the end” of all the stories in order to escape. But the dastardly and mysterious Storyteller tries his best to make Puss’s journey difficult, using Puss’s friends as fairytale characters and offering him (and viewers) a series of choices that dictate the direction of the story.
The viewer must eventually choose between two main storylines – Sinbad the pirate and the Evil Queen – that lead Puss through different adventures and ultimately two distinct endings to his story.
One of my passions is to encourage a love of reading and storytelling. This interactive storytelling helps children’s imaginations run wild using the beloved Puss in Boots! What a great new concept! Be sure to check it out on Netflix today!