The anticipated Nimona gets an official teaser trailer

A new hero takes shape. Nimona only on Netflix June 30, 2023.

Eight years ago, Fox Animation announced an animated adaptation of the graphic novel Nimona by ND Stevenson. Starting as a webcomic in June 2012 the series was also Stevenson’s senior thesis at Maryland Institute College of Art. The rights for a film were acquired by Fox Animation in June 2015 to be produced by Blue Sky Studios. The film was to be released February 14, 2020.

After the acquisition of Fox by Disney, the film was announced that it’d finally be released in January 2022. But, the film was canceled after Disney shut down Blue Sky. It came out that Disney had issues with a same-sex kiss in the film which may have lead to its cancelation.

In 2021, Netflix teamed with Annapurna Pictures to revive Nimona. After a long journey, we finally have our first look. Animation is by DNEG Animation with Blue Sky veterans directors Nick Bruno and Troy QuaneRoy LeeKaren Ryan, and Julie Zackary are producing, with Robert L. BairdMegan Ellison, and Andrew Millstein on board as executive producers.

Netflix’s official synopsis for the film reads:

A Knight is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and the only person who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona, a shape-shifting teen who might also be a monster he’s sworn to kill. Set in a techno-medieval world unlike anything animation has tackled before, this is a story about the labels we assign to people and the shapeshifter who refuses to be defined by anyone.

The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as titular protagonist Nimona, Riz Ahmed as Ballister Boldheart, and Eugene Lee Yang as Ambrosius Goldenloin.

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