Netflix simply can’t get sufficient animation and sprawling fantasy. The streaming service introduced that it’ll be adapting the favored Redwall books from Brian Jacques, a Recreation of Thrones-like collection following the heroic adventures of mice, moles and rabbits dwelling in Redwall Abbey. Notably for animation followers, Netflix has additionally tapped Patrick McHale, the creator of Cartoon Community’s haunting Over the Backyard Wall, to develop a movie primarily based on the primary Redwall guide. Moreover, a TV collection will comply with Martin the Warrior, a mouse whose legendary adventures later encourage the residents of Redwall.
Extra so than The Witcher collection, the Redwall novels offers Netflix fertile floor to create extra family-friendly fantasy movies and TV exhibits down the road. The true query is what these variations will appear to be. Over the Backyard Wall was a landmark for contemporary 2D animation, however we’re additionally seeing loads of CG collection from Netflix, like last year’s Ghost in the Shell. Maybe Netflix may attempt totally different kinds of animation for each entry within the collection. However after seeing how properly Avatar: The Final Airbender and The Legend of Korra have carried out, each of which had been landmark 2D animated collection, I’m hoping Netflix sees the worth in conventional animation.
“Brian typically travelled the globe to inform his Redwall tales to younger audiences, most of the time at their faculties,” stated Alan Ingram, consultant of The Redwall Abbey Firm, in a press release. “Brian would have been very blissful to see that Netflix shares his pleasure and want to deliver his tales to life as a brand new universe of movies, collection and probably far more for audiences of all ages to get pleasure from.”