Tony Hale, best known for his roles in Arrested Development and Toy Story 4 (as Forky), is taking on a writer role as the creator and executive producer of Archibald’s Next Big Thing. Hale is also continuing his voice acting career as the title character of the series. DreamWorks Animation premieres the new animated comedy series on Netflix, September 6.
DreamWorks/Netflix: Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Teaser
The Annecy International Animated Film Festival reveals yet another announcement about an upcoming animated series, this time coming to Netflix, by way of DreamWorks TV.
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is set in a post apocalyptic world: larger than life animals populate vibrant, overgrown urban landscapes, in a beautiful and deadly world. Kipo is raised underground with the rest of the population, until she leaves to find the surface world, singing, playing guitar, fighting monsters and making friends along the way.
Fans of other Netflix animated series may recognize the voice of lead character Kipo, as she is voiced by Karen Fukuhara, the actress who plays Glimmer in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Radford Sechrist (How To Train Your Dragon 2) is the creator of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, and the show is executive produced by him and Bill Wolkoff (Once Upon A Time). The release date of the series has not been announced.
In anticipation of the upcoming release of Amphibia on June 17, Disney has been releasing character intro videos this week. Each one introduces us to key characters, while revealing tidbits of information about the world and series. In this video, Anne reveals she’s from “another world.”
Annecy Reveals Chip ‘n’ Dale Are Moving To The Big City
Calling it a reboot, Disney announced a brand new Chip ‘n’ Dale cartoon at their Disney Channel and Disney Plus animated series press conference at Annecy. The series will be exclusive to the Disney Plus streaming platform. The show is being developed in Europe, a collaboration between Disney’s London team, and French animation studio Xilam (Oggy and the Cockroaches, Mr. Magoo).
Disney announced 39 episodes with a seven minute run time. The series will shout out to the original characters with hand drawn animation and classic slap-stick, while putting them in a new urban locale.
Besides the look, new situation, and classic characters that we love, Disney had a lot to say about staying committed to animation as a cornerstone of their company. The future looks bright!
Brandon Warren, a storyboard artist at Disney TV Animation on DuckTales, tweeted out a teaser for the upcoming Saturday episode of DuckTales on Wednesday. He shared the above image, along with a statement highlighting the writer, director and storyboard artists (including himself) behind the episode.
New #DuckTales Episode this SATURDAY 11/17. See what happens when Storkules comes to Duckburg! Written by @madisonbateman Directed by @americanninjax Storyboarded by @gostephgo, Vaughn Tada & myself. We had a lot of fun working with the ½ man, the myth, the legend, STORKULES! – Brandon Warren