'Critical Role' gets animated with 'The Legend of Vox Machina' series - AnimationXpress

March 6-2019
‘Critical Role’ gets animated with ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ series

Critical Role, a weekly live-streamed Dungeons & Dragons game featuring a group of prominent voice actors stars some talented actors. The team has launched a new campaign to bring The Legend of Vox Machina to life as an animated series, expected to debut in fall 2020.

The show will be co-written by the Critical Role team along with TV writer Jennifer Muro (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Spider-Man and Justice League: Action).

The animated series will go from a 22-minute special to an 88-minute epic, along with three Critical Role one-shots. Chris Prynoski‘s Titmouse, the animation production company behind the hits Big Mouth, The Venture Bros., Metalocalypse, Niko and the Sword of Light and Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures will be handling the animation.

Voice actors Matthew Mercer, Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey and Ashley Johnson will voice their fan-favourite characters, bringing their experience on shows as Teen Titans Go!, Ben 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball Z, Sofia the First, Avengers Assemble, DuckTales, Transformers, and many others.

Set in Exandria, the show’s fantasy world, The Legend of Vox Machina, features the seven-member band of loners who proceed on their first “grown-up” mission, pitting them against dangerous and legendary beasts — eventually transforming them into a band of adventurers called Vox Machina. “They will become heroes… if they don’t murder each other first,” according to Critical Role.