Apple TV Plus and Amazon Prime Video have each pre-bought “Puffins Inconceivable,” a derivative of the animated quick type sequence “Puffins” voiced by Johnny Depp, who’s reprising his function as Johnny Puff.
The 18-episode present, which is at the moment in manufacturing in Serbia, is being made by Andrea Iervolino and Monica Bacardi’s ILBE outfit by way of their Iervolino Studios and Serbia-based firm Archangel Digital Studios.
The “Puffins Inconceivable” showrunner is Peter Nalli, who additionally made “Puffins” and “Arctic Associates.” These five-minute quick type sequence originated from characteristic movie “Arctic Canines,” which was launched theatrically in 2019 and have become widespread on Netflix. Iervolino and Bacardi acquired all spin-off rights of the animated characters from the pic.
“Puffins Inconceivable” is being described because the action-adventure model of “Puffins,” which is in regards to the adventures of a bunch of cute arctic birds with the protagonist, Johnny Puff, voiced by Depp. Within the new spinoff, Johnny Puff turns into a ninja within the firm of superheroes.
In “Puffins Inconceivable,” the lives of puffins Johnny Puff, Didi, Pie, Tic and Tac are disrupted when a meteor lands, which leads them to realize superpowers. Led by Johnny Puff, they morph into Tactik, Didi Harm, Megapie and Mystic — a unified superhero workforce. Similar to in “Puffins,” constructive themes of gender and race equality and environmental safety are weaved into the narrative.
“‘Puffins Inconceivable’ is a superb story for all ages, witty and academic,” stated Depp in an announcement, noting that he hoped this spinoff will repeat the worldwide success of “Puffins.”
“The work that has been finished in only one 12 months is just wonderful; I’m delighted with the creativity of individuals from Serbia,” added Depp. “Puffins Inconceivable” is the primary animated sequence produced within the Republic of Serbia.
Italy-based Iervolino and Bacardi have beforehand labored with Depp on a number of initiatives, together with the Ciro Guerra-directed movie “Ready for the Barbarians” starring Depp, Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson, in addition to Depp’s most up-to-date movie, “Minamata,” by Andrew Levitas about conflict photographer W. Eugene Smith.
The U.S. actor, who has been accused by his ex-wife Amber Heard of home violence, hasn’t made a characteristic movie since “Minamata” and has fallen from Hollywood’s good graces. However Depp hasn’t confronted a lot backlash in Europe. Final 12 months, he obtained honorary awards on the Karlovy Fluctuate Pageant and San Sebastian, and he additionally attended the Rome Movie Pageant’s Alice within the Metropolis youth cinema sidebar the place he promoted “Puffins.” Depp can also be set to star as controversial French king Louis XV within the subsequent movie by French director Maiwenn (“Polisse,” “Mon Roi”).
“The large response we’re seeing to the ‘Puffins’ franchise is extremely encouraging and speaks to the worldwide demand for modern prime quality quick animated household content material tailored to all display screen varieties,” stated Iervolino in an announcement.