Nimona creator ND Stevenson has confirmed that the variation of their webcomic Nimonabeforehand being labored on on the Disney-shuttered animation studio Blue Sky Studios, has been revived at Netflix for a 2023 launch.
Netflix launched the announcement solely minutes after Stevenson tweeted, revealing that Chloë Grace Moretz will voice Nimona, whereas Riz Ahmed and Eugene Yang are on board because the voices of Lord Ballister Blackheart and Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin, respectively.
Within the wake of the controversy surrounding Disney’s response to the Do not Say Homosexual invoice, creators from the now-defunct animation studio Blue Sky got here ahead to share their experiences coping with Disney execs. They particularly outlined how Disney execs balked after they had been proven take a look at footage of the 2 male rivals throughout the movie kissing. The pushback was so robust that they edited out the footage, however hoped to return it to the movie by the point it launched.
The official synopsis reads:
A knight is framed for a criminal offense he did not commit and the one one that might help him show his innocence is Nimona, a shape-shifting teen who may additionally be a monster he is sworn to kill. Set in a techno-mediaval world in contrast to something animation has tackled earlier than, it is a story concerning the labels we assign to folks and the shapeshifter who refuses to be outlined by anybody.
ND Stevenson has been open about how Nimona is a narrative knowledgeable by his personal life and experiences. Though Nimona began as a webcomic that Stevenson produced whereas nonetheless in faculty, it feels poignant to have this movie popping out now, sensitively exploring how these characters are faces of a single particular person.
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