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Orion and the Dark

February 2, 2024
1hr 30min
Status: released

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Orion and the Dark Movie Details:

Movie NameOrion and the Dark
Based onOrion and The Dark by Emma Yarlett
Country United States
Language English
GenreAnimation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Release DateFebruary 2, 2024
Running Time1hr 30min
CastJacob Tremblay
Paul Walter Hauser
Angela Bassett
Colin Hanks
Natasia Demetriou
Directed by Sean Charmatz
Screenplay byCharlie Kaufman
Produced byPeter McCown
Narrated byWerner Herzog
Edited by Kevin Sukho Lee
Music byKevin Lax
Robert Lydecker
Production CompanyDreamWorks Animation
Distributor Netflix

Orion and the Dark Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Jacob Tremblay as Orion
  • Colin Hanks as Adult Orion
  • Paul Walter Hauser as Dark
  • Angela Bassett as Sweet Dreams
  • Ike Barinholtz as Light
  • Natasia Demetriou as Sleep
  • Golda Rosheuvel as Unexplained Noises
  • Nat Faxon as Insomnia
  • Aparna Nancherla as Quiet
  • Carla Gugino as Orion’s Mom
  • Matt Dellapina as Orion’s Dad
  • Jack Fisher as Richi Panichi, a school bully who picks on Orion
  • Werner Herzog as the Narrator


The film follows a boy with an active imagination who faces his fears on an unforgettable journey through the night with his new friend: a giant, smiling creature named Dark.

About Orion and the Dark Movie:

  • Orion and the Dark is an American animated adventure fantasy comedy film directed by Sean Charmatz and produced by Peter McCown under the banner of DreamWorks Animation.
  • The film is based on the children’s book of the same name by Emma Yarlett.
  • The film marks the directorial debut of Sean Charmatz.
  • The title of the film ‘Orion and the Dark ‘ was announced during Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2023 on June 13th, 2023.
  • In June 2023, it was announced that Netflix and DreamWorks Animation had collaborated on the film, which was written by Charlie Kaufman.
  • Orion and the Dark is DreamWorks Animation’s 46th Feature Film.
  • Werner Herzog’s second DreamWorks Animation movie, after Penguins of Madagascar (2014).
  • Orion and the Dark was released on Netflix on February 2, 2024.