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Jul 25th 2017 at 1:27:42 PM

A long-time rumored new Netflix animated show developed by Matt Groening finally gets announced: Disenchantment, starring Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre.

The series from the creator of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” is described as an adult fantasy about a crumbling medieval kingdom known as Dreamland. The central character is a hard-drinking princess Bean, her elf companion Elfo and her “personal demon” Luci. The first 10 episodes are targeted to premiere next year.

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Jul 25th 2017 at 2:26:29 PM

This sounds interesting. It sounds it's going to be an adult centric animated fantasy, in contrast with how Futurama was a Science Fiction adult centric animated one.

edited 25th Jul '17 2:27:38 PM by firewriter

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Jul 25th 2017 at 2:33:00 PM

Medieval Fantasy is my jam. A Medieval Fantasy comedy sounds amazing.

This show's gonna be fun.

edited 25th Jul '17 2:33:10 PM by Karxrida

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Jul 25th 2017 at 3:16:18 PM

I'm down for this. I like that Netflix is starting to become the home for more and more adult animation.

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Jul 25th 2017 at 3:16:30 PM

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I know there are many sci-fi adult comedies, but fantasy adult comedies are more rare.

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Jul 25th 2017 at 3:37:34 PM

Oh, and the other cast members also include pretty much almost entire main cast of Futurama (John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, and David Herman. Hopefully, Phil La Marr and Lauren Tom will also pop up at some point.) and a partial The Mighty Boosh reunion (Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher, and Noel Fielding).

edited 25th Jul '17 3:38:02 PM by Motyka5

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Jul 25th 2017 at 3:39:14 PM

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Man, getting the band back together for another awesome show.

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Jul 25th 2017 at 5:22:13 PM

I like this idea already! Can't wait to see.

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Jul 25th 2017 at 6:14:07 PM

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I hope it's the 90's Simpsons style humor and not the modern Family Guy style type of humor you usually see in adult animation.

Edit: I changed it to not, because I hate the modern FG type of humor.

edited 25th Jul '17 6:49:55 PM by firewriter

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Jul 25th 2017 at 6:34:26 PM

Yes to 90's Simpsons humour, no to the Shittiness of FG's humour.

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Jul 25th 2017 at 7:11:08 PM

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I changed my previous post, and I want it to be the old styled adult humor that made the Simpsons awesome.

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Jul 30th 2017 at 4:28:58 PM

Yeah, this is definitely "Bender's game" the series.

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Aug 17th 2017 at 10:37:38 PM

This show sounds interesting. We can expect this to basically be Futurama IN MEDIEVAL TIMES?

edited 17th Aug '17 10:40:58 PM by AHI-3000

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May 23rd 2018 at 9:42:16 AM

Seems interesting but my question is why do all adult animated shows have to be comedies?

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May 23rd 2018 at 10:10:34 AM

[up]A Matt Groening driven show is honestly the last place I'd look into for an action fix.

Granted, with the likes of VRV's Last Man and fellow Netflix series Castlevania around, I think some Western companies are getting the message that non-anime adult titles are wanted in the states.

[down]Yep, for better or worse depending on execution.

edited 23rd May '18 10:14:13 AM by XMenMutant22

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May 23rd 2018 at 10:11:40 AM

> Seems interesting but my question is why do all adult animated shows have to be comedies?

They can use adult humour typically

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May 23rd 2018 at 11:14:08 AM

Comedies are what, so far, have been successful. TV Execs want more of the kind of stuff they've already seen. Remember, while we all like anime around here, anime is NOT popular in the US in numbers that impress industry execs (which is why Toonami is relegated to a couple of hours on Saturday night). Thus far, the execs haven't seen much reason to alter their opinion. Someone'll have to take a risk, and be massively successful with it, before that's likely to change.

May 23rd 2018 at 11:18:05 AM

Netflix is the wrong company to have this complaint with since their MO is to buy tons of material regardless of genre. Honestly, there’s a lot more animated action originals than comedy ones and this restores that balance. The sheer amount they’re continuing to invest shows it’s doing well for them.

Plus Matt Greoning. That’s a massive coup.

edited 23rd May '18 11:18:38 AM by Beatman1

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May 23rd 2018 at 11:47:53 AM

Yeah, Netflix isn't like a regular network. They don't need something to be hugely successful (by network standards) for it to be profitable for them.

May 23rd 2018 at 11:53:53 AM

[up]Different distribution method = Different measures of success. Could a traditional network have gotten America to care about Devilman?

Back on topic, this looks interesting, and it’ll be nice to see Greoning tackle a fresh concept.

edited 23rd May '18 11:54:04 AM by Beatman1

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May 23rd 2018 at 4:33:42 PM

found a youtube video with pictures

It looks just like the simpsons,i only hope it's funnier and does not end up using the same jokes

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May 23rd 2018 at 5:17:24 PM

Hey, if it can match the level of humor of the classic Simpsons and Futurama episodes, I'll consider it a success. One thing I feel I should note is how different Luci's design looks compared to almost every other character from Groening's work, so it looks like it comes from a completely different show. Not that it's a bad thing or anything, but it does make Luci stand out from the others from a mere glance.

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May 23rd 2018 at 5:57:42 PM

I like the looks of the little demon that's following the two around (I think it's a demon, I don't know). I'll give this a look. It could be good.


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