Last month, Universal announced their plans for the Jurassic World franchise which included an animated LEGO Jurassic World short and today we have details of it and it is called LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit. It is a two-part special that will be a prequel to the 2015 Jurassic World and it will be airing on NBC November 29 at 8pm EST/PST. It will also be streamable the next morning on NBC.com. There will also be a DVD with exclusive content that will be coming out on January 15, 2019. I believe this is the first time that LEGO will have an animated short on one of the major TV stations and not on Cartoon Network like before. Check out the trailer and the press release below.
The story takes place before the adventures of Jurassic World in 2015. In the special, Simon Masrani has an idea for a new attraction that is guaranteed to keep Jurassic World at the forefront of theme park entertainment. It’s the greatest thing since the discovery of dinosaurs, but in order for it to succeed, he needs his right-hand can-do problem solver, Claire Dearing, to get a trio of dinosaurs across the park to the new, super-secret exhibit. Reluctantly teaming up with newcomer Owen Grady, the animal behaviorist she hired sight unseen to deliver the dinosaurs, the duo set out on a fun-filled adventure across the island. Unfortunately, delivering the dinosaurs to the new attraction is not as easy as they thought.
The two-part special will be available to stream the morning after the NBC broadcast, Nov. 30, across multiple platforms, including the NBC app and NBC.com, where it can be viewed without a login, as well as on Hulu and On Demand. It will also be available for download from major digital retailers. The DVD, with exclusive bonus content, drops Jan. 15, 2019.