Making of Undone

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take an in-depth look behind the scenes of the making of the live-action animated hybrid series Undone on Amazon Prime. Plus, learn some stuff you might not know about a movie set with a little film school lesson from Dolemite Is My Name, and watch as Conan O’Brien becomes a character in Hideo Kojima‘s video game Death Stranding. Read More »

Undone Featurette

There’s a stigma among the general public that animation is meant for family friendly content. But animation isn’t a genre, it’s a medium, and it’s a tool that can be used to tell some very mature, probing, and powerful stories. Amazon will soon set out to prove that with their latest series.

Undone is a psychological drama following Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel) as a young, depressed woman (Rosa Salazar of Alita: Battle Angel) whose life is irreversibly and wildly changed after a car accident gives her a newfound ability to shift through time. If that sounds trippy, just wait until you watch the Undone featurette that shows off the impressive rotoscope animation process that brings the show to life. Read More »

Undone Trailer

Animation is a medium, not a genre. But because most animated projects are geared towards kids and their parents, it can be hard for everyday people to make a proper distinction. But when it comes to Amazon’s new trippy drama Undone, it’s clear that animation isn’t just for kids.

Undone follows a young, depressed woman (Rosa Salazar of Alita: Battle Angel) whose life is irreversibly and wildly changed after a car accident gives her a newfound ability to shift through time. But since this is a scary prospect and she’s not really sure what’s going on, the ghost of her dead father (Bob Odenirk) is here to help her, and that includes showing her how he actually died. If that sounds weird to you, just wait until you see the Undone trailer. Read More »

Undone TV series

In many ways, Comic-Con is often all about betting on a sure thing. Fans will line up hours, if not days, in advance to guarantee being in the room to see something related to a film series or TV show they love. So what about the newcomers? The fresh projects that snatch up real estate between the big dogs, hoping to hog the crowds at the right moment to convince the hordes that this is the next thing they’re going to love, this is the next thing they’ll line up in advance to see?

Very often, these shows simply vanish. But occasionally, you see something that instantly and immediately feels special. That was very much the case with Amazon’s Undone, an animated series that, quite frankly, looks and feels unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Meanwhile, two new ABC shows, Emergence and Stumptown, revealed that the wild west of streaming is still the place to go if you want something fresh and challenging, because these shows feel carefully calculated to live on basic cable. For one of them, that may not be a problem. For the other…we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Undone trailer

Well, this looks wild. Undone is a new adult animated series from Amazon that uses rotoscoping – the process of having animators trace over live footage. The same process was used for Richard Linklater’s Waking Life and A Scanner DarklyRosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk star in this series about…well, I don’t know what the hell it’s about. It sure looks cool, though! Check out the Undone trailer below.

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TV Bits Kenneth Lonergan

In this edition of TV bits:

  • Seth Rogen has yet another TV project in the works
  • Manchester By The Sea director Kenneth Lonergan will make more films for Amazon
  • Speaking of Amazon, they’re going to be making their first animated series for adults
  • The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj gets his own Netflix talk show
  • Transparent will probably not return this year due to Jeffery Tambor‘s firing

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