Netflix’s Bone animated collection remains to be within the writing course of, in line with Jeff Smith, however he can say one factor for sure: The artistic staff behind it’s precisely who he wished.
Polygon sat down with Smith for an extended interview on the 30th anniversary of the primary self-published difficulty of Bone (keep tuned for the whole lot we talked about subsequent week), however the subject of the Bone animated collection naturally arose. The Netflix present was introduced in October of 2019, however there hasn’t been a lot information since.
Smith says that preproduction was delayed together with a lot of the leisure trade’s productions in 2020, however that, sarcastically, that delay yielded surprising advantages.
“There were a couple of people that worked on some shows that I [asked about],” Smith recalled, “as a result of I watched a bunch of Cartoon Network reveals and a few Netflix reveals. Is this individual round? Can we get this individual? What’s this man doing now? Or what’s she doing? And due to the pandemic, I used to be capable of get everyone I wished.
“I say thanks because there were people that were in contract, but we were delayed by like, eight or nine months because of the pandemic; [by that time] the contracts were up, and I got everybody I wanted. I don’t want to really say who they are, because I don’t want to steal Netflix’s thunder but, yes. I got my dream team of animation people, and I’m pretty excited about it so far.”
Bone first hit cabinets in July 1991, and concluded its style mixing comedy/horror/excessive fantasy/all-ages journey epic in 2004. The collection exploded into new reputation after it was picked up for reprinting in graphic novel format by Scholastic Books, and a brand new technology of youngsters found the story of Phone Bone and the misplaced princess Thorn saving the Valley from the return of the Lord of the Locusts. Stay tuned for Polygon’s full interview with Smith, coming quickly.