After diving into suburban family life and the distant future with The Simpsons and Futurama, animation icon Matt Groening is bringing his trademark humor into the distant past with his fantasy comedy series Disenchantment on Netflix. But does Groening, whose shows have lost their bite in later seasons, even for longtime fans, have what it takes to head into new territory and create something refreshing? Or are we looking at a similar run of jokes in a premise that isn’t quite living up to its potential?
The first Disenchantment reviews are in, and while many of them see potential in the episodes sent out to critics ahead of the show’s premiere, more of them think the show lacks fresh comedy and appears to be missing something that made Matt Groeninig’s previous efforts so memorable and enjoyable. However, there are those who think the show eventually finds its footing and will come into its own, just as The Simpsons and Futurama did. Read More »
Disenchantment, Netflix’s latest animated comedy from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, made a big splash at the San Diego Comic-Con with the debut of the first trailer. However, some viewers might be looking for a little more insight into what the series will bring to the table that makes it stand out from the rest of the adult animated fare out there.
A batch of new Disenchantment teasers have arrived with a bunch of footage that wasn’t in the first trailer for the series, and they do a great job of introducing the setting of Dreamland, as well as the trio of characters at the center of the story, who are voiced by Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Eric Andre (Man Seeking Woman) and Nat Faxon (The Way Way Back). Read More »
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, heads to Netflix with Disenchantment, a very-funny looking new animated series set within a fantasy realm. Groening and his team appear to be creating a series that owes more to Futurama than it does The Simpsons, right down to the voice actors and animation style. Watch the hilarious new Disenchantment trailer below. Read More »
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, is headed to Netflix with Disenchantment. The new animated series looks very much like a reboot of Futurama set in the far past instead of the distant future, right down to the animation style and voice cast – and I’m a-okay with that. Watch the Disenchantment trailer below.
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Update: More images have been released of Disenchantment, as well as the show’s month of release. Disenchantment will hit Netflix in August 2018. See more below.
Matt Groening will be leaving his longtime home at Fox to tell his latest tale. After two years in development hell, Disenchantment is coming to Netflix. And a first look is here.
Groening’s adult animated fantasy series follows an alcoholic princess in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland and stars a who’s who of cult comedy stars, including Abbi Jacobson of Broad City, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. Now you can get a first look at the characters that will be sure to capture your imagination, just like Groening’s other animated staples The Simpsons and Futurama.
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Netflix is expanding its animated sphere with a new series by animation master Matt Groening.
The streaming service has picked up Disenchantment, an adult animated comedy fantasy series by the Futurama and The Simpsons creator. 20 episodes have already been confirmed to be ordered, with a possibility for more.
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