DreamWorks Animation Dates Big-Screen Version Of Netflix Series ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ For Fall 2025

Universal Pictures will release DreamWorks Animation’s Gabby’s Dollhouse: The Movie on September 26, 2025, the studio said Thursday. Universal already had the release date on hold for an untitled DWA movie.

Late September is a prime time to launch family friendly animated pics, going back to Open Season and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, among others, including DreamWorks Animation’s own Abominable.

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Last year per Nielsen, the Gabby’s Dollhouse Netflix series was the sixth most-viewed streaming original series. The streamer has upped its order to 100 total episodes, with the 10th season to debut on Netflix later this year. The series is also in the top 10 in TV in 57 countries and has become a top 3 preschool brand in the U.S. across publishing, home, apparel and more, with a YouTube channel visited by millions weekly. Gabby’s Dollhouse continues to expand through Universal Destinations & Experiences theme parks, global fan experiences, live events and more.

In the new film, directed by Ryan Crego, Gabby (Laila Lockhart Kraner, reprising her role from the series) heads out on a road trip with her Grandma Gigi to the urban wonderland of Cat Francisco. But when Gabby’s dollhouse, her most prized possession, ends up in the hands of an eccentric cat lady named Vera, Gabby sets off on an adventure through the real world to get the Gabby Cats back together and save the dollhouse before it’s too late.

Launched in 2021, the series was created by Traci Paige Johnson and Jennifer Twomey. They’re also EPs on the movie.

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