Sony has some big plans for their upcoming slate of animated projects both for film and TV. In a report from Variety, the studio has confirmed that they will be reviving The Boondocks animated series, with original creator Aaron McGruder. They also revealed they are developing a show based on the late Anthony Bourdain’s graphic novel series, Hungry Ghost, and shared details on Phill Lord and Chris Miller’s new animated film project The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
I loved The Boondocks, so it’s pretty exciting to hear that the series is going to be making a comeback! It’s said to be a reimagined version of the The Boondocks, and it will focus on the Freemans’ battle against Uncle Ruckus, who is now an “evil local government tyrant who rules fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland with an iron fist.”
Then there’s Bourdain and Joel Rose’s horror graphic novel, Hungry Ghosts. This is being adapted into an anthology series that centers around chefs telling each other creepy ghost stories.
As for Lord and Miller’s new animated film project The Mitchells vs. The Machines, it’s about a “family and their grotesque pug dog caught in a tech uprising, pictures two universes. There’s the human, portraying a chaotic mundane family world which the film celebrates in a painterly handmade way not so far from French 2D animated movies. Then there’s a hugely stylized robot world, filled with fabricated tones of a high-tech universe. These two worlds will collide in visual and dramatic terms.”
Like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the movie will “find new ways to break the CG mould.” So I guess we can expect to see another cool and stylized animated movie!
All of these projects are said to be coming out in 2020. There are a lot of cool projects here to look forward to seeing, and I’m excited to see how they turn out!