Seems like streaming powerhouse, Netflix is leaving no stone unturned to enrich and extend its original animation train by confirming a raft of original features and series this week.
To quirk things up for fun, Netflix asked many of its animation creators, artists and writers to participate in a visual conversation by recreating the Netflix “N” icon in a medium of their choosing, in any distinct style that took their fancy.
Almost all the participants are attached to the just-announced event programming slate and upcoming Netflix projects. The list includes:
James Baxter (Netflix director of character animation, animation director Sponge Out of Water, Kung Fu Panda), Rajiv Chilaka (director Mighty Little Bheem 2019, Chhota Bheem), Jorge Gutierrez (creator Maya and the Three 2021, director The Book of Life), Alex Hirsch (creator of untitled Alex Hirsch Project, Gravity Falls), Glen Keane (EP Trash Truck 2020; director Dear Basketball), Max Keane (creator Trash Truck 2020; production designer Dear Basketball), Craig McCracken (creator Kid Cosmic 2020, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends), Sergio Pablos (director Klaus 2019, writer Despicable Me), Kris Pearn (director The Willoughbys 2020, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2), Henry Selick (director Wendell & Wild 2021, Coraline), Shion Takeuchi (writer Disenchantment, Gravity Falls), Nora Twomey (director My Father’s Dragon 2021, The Breadwinner), Chris Williams (director Jacob and the Sea Beast 2022, co-director Moana).
This was an unique and interesting initiative taken by Netflix to showcase the talent powerhouse it is working with. The rest of the brilliant minds who had contributed their creativity to this initiative are:
John Aoshima (director DuckTales, Pickle and Peanut), Rikke Asbjoern (creator Pinky Malinky), Ryan Crego (EP Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh), Megan Dong (storyboard artist The Adventure of Puss in Boots), Everett Downing (creator The Book of Mojo, story artist The Boss Baby, June), Fernanda Frick (creator Raise the Bar 2018, director Here’s the Plan), Chris Garbutt (creator Pinky Malinky), Elizabeth Ito (supervising director Adventure Time, storyboard supervisor Summer Camp Island), Matt Layzell (character designer Apple & Onion) and Ryan Quincy (creator Future Worm!, Out There).