Netflix Animated Feature Film the sea beast It has become the most watched animated film in Netflix history. It was a huge hit and I can’t say I’m surprised because it’s actually a great animated movie! If you haven’t seen it yet, you should, it might surprise you.
The film was directed by the former Disney animated director. Chris Williamswho previously worked in movies like Screw, big hero 6Y moana. Due to the success of the sea beastNextflix signed an overall deal with the streaming company and is now working on two feature projects.
One of those projects is the sea beast continuation. That movie “will bring back monster hunter Jacob Holland and his now-adopted daughter, Maisie Brumble.”
The other project is an original fantasy “where Williams hopes to use his world-building skills to tell a story both big and small, in the tradition of The Lord of the rings but with the attitude The princess Bride.”
When talking about how these two film projects came to be, Williams said:
“We had just finished Sea Beast and were in post-production when we started talking about me continuing on Netflix and working on something else. They were great at letting me know that they wanted me to stay.
“I felt very supported during the making of Sea Beast, even though it was a hugely ambitious film. That represents a financial investment and a risk, and they were always great at letting me make the movie that I wanted to make. I always value people’s opinions and will always listen to what someone has to say. But they never forced me and they never forced me to do anything other than let me make the movie that I wanted to make. And I really appreciated that. And that’s why I wanted to do it again.”
He then talked about his fantasy movie project, saying:
“I pitched an original fantasy story. And it would be similar to Sea Beast in that it would create a completely cohesive world. Tonally, it would be somewhere between Lord of the Rings and The Princess Bride. It’s like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, where you have a story that takes you to the point where the story begins, and it’s a huge world with multiple events that happen outside of the story that’s being told. But at the same time, I want to have fun with some of the conventions that the princess bride did. It’s not a parody and it doesn’t make fun of it, but it does have a light and refreshing perspective.”
when discussing the sea beast sequel, Williams said:
“I never thought beyond the first movie. We weren’t planning a series. And that was for the best. I just wanted to make this a fun experience and not compromise (the movie) trying to set things up for the future.
“A priority on the first one was to make it sound plausible and truthful. And when I thought about the truth about where the sea beast ended up, it seems that everything is well wrapped up. You’ve got father and daughter sitting on the dock, the world has changed and they’ve stopped hunting monsters, and isn’t that great? But the more I thought about the truth, the more I realized that the story wasn’t really over.
“And mainly, I was thinking about this new family of Jacob and Masie coming together. Suddenly, Jacob is a father, father of an especially stubborn boy, right? So when you see them in the dugout, you know that’s not what parenthood looks like. It’s much messier, much more complicated, and sometimes more difficult than that. So the idea of the challenges of this new family became interesting to me.
“And I was also wondering if all the hunters in the world would just give up their source of income and identity, and I thought there’s a lot more story here.
It looks like Williams is developing a couple of exciting animated projects! I’m looking forward to seeing how they turn out!