Netflix has revealed a slew of brand new movies and animated series from creators across Europe, including the latest release of Sergio Pablosdirector of the 2019 BAFTA Award-winning and Oscar-nominated film Klaus.
There are four new movies included on this list with four series coming to Netflix. Embers is Pablos’ new film to come out of Spain and follows the epic adventure of Dikika, a young girl who sets out to receive a spark from a distant volcano to save her tribe. The film is a hand drawn animation by The SPA Studios. Scrooge: A Christmas carol is a film from outside the UK which is an adaptation of Carlo Dickenstimeless classic in musical form. The animated CG image is directed by Stefano Donnelly and produced by Timeless Films, while also featuring reinvented songs by the legendary and two-time Oscar winner Leslie Bricusse OBE. The film will premiere in December 2022.
Another Christmas themed CG movie from the UK scheduled with That Christmas, based on the successful children’s book series. The new film comes from the BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Riccardo Curti (Four weddings and a funeral, love indeed, yesterday) and follows a series of, as the official logline goes, “intertwined tales of love and loneliness, family and friends, and Santa making a big mistake, not to mention a huge number of turkeys!” The film is produced by Nicole P. Hearon (Moana, Frozen) And Adam Tandy (The Thick of It, Detectorist) with animation managed by Locksmith Animation. Finally, there is the currently untitled animation outside France from the Oscar-winning and three-time BAFTA-winning director Steve Box (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the they were-rabbit) and SUPERPROD Animation. The film is a CG animated feature set to become an all-original family comedy that follows Tibbles and his messy gang of fellow stray cats as they set out to carry out their biggest heist ever against spoiled pets. suburbs.
Brand new series included in the list include Bad dinosaursa CG animated series by Snafu Pictures from the UK and Spain based on a successful online short film series co-created by an animation veteran Joel Veitch. The series follows the misadventures of a tyrannosaurus family as they traverse the obstacles of life in the prehistoric wilderness, all surrounded by a cast of incompetent dinosaurs. The animation of the series will be produced by Able & Baker of Love death and robots And Dragon knight fame and directed by Oscar nominee and award-winning Simone Giampaolo. The magic of the Italian siren comes from the creator and the director Iginio Straffi (Winx Club), acclaimed chief writer Rich Burns (Spirit that rides free) and Emmy-winning animation studio Rainbow / Bardel (Rick and Morty, the dragon prince). The CG animated series follows Merlinda, a teenage mermaid who leaves her ocean world for the surface in search of a rare source of magic to help fight the forces of evil who wish to destroy her kingdom.
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, The seven bears gives a twist to several familiar fairy tales such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White. The series is produced by Folivari with animation created by Cube and with the showrunner Roberto Varga. Finally, the United Kingdom Wereworld is based on the books of Curtis Jobling. The series is directed by Tom Brass and follows the story of Drew Ferran who discovers he is the last in a long line of werewolves, making him the legitimate (but reluctant) ruler of a land ruled by Werelords. Drew must fight to abolish the tyranny of the Lion Lords and reclaim the throne. The series is animated by Jellyfish Pictures and is produced by Angelo Abela, Tim ComptonJobling e Barry Quinn for Lime Pictures.
These projects join a growing list of animated titles from Europe, including My father’s dragon by Cartoon Saloon and Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey, which will debut on Netflix this fall. Other upcoming projects also include Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget and an untitled Wallace & Gromit project by the beloved, four-time Oscar-winning Bristol-based animation studio Aardman outside the UK, as well as a new adult animated series by Zerocalcare from Italy and Captain Fall by the Norwegian showrunners Jon Iver Helgaker And Jonas Torgerson.