Netflix Animated Movie ‘Nimona’: Everything We Know So Far

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Netflix acquired Nimona, a long-running expanded adaptation of ND Stevenson’s bestselling graphic novel. The project was in development at 20th Century Fox then Disney before being canceled and finally relaunched at Netflix which will finally release it in 2023.

netflix Nimona is made by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane (disguised spies) with the production assistance of DNEG and Annapurna Pictures, who notably made the following films Vice, Phantom Thread, Library, The missing link, and more.

Marc Haimes adapts the scenario of Nimona, who also worked on the Netflix series Lost Ollie.

Nimona had a checkered production history as it was previously developed for Fox and then Disney from 2015. The project was initially produced by Blue Sky Studios, part of 20th Century Fox’s animation division.

It was originally slated for a 2020 release, which was later pushed back to a 2022 release. Production was already underway when Disney acquired Fox, and in February 2021 it was announced that Disney, which already owns Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, was going to shut down Blue Sky.

This has given rise to much speculation about Blue Sky’s future. Nimona, and at the time, employees working on the project said the film “probably will never see the light of day”. Shortly after, it was learned that the production of Nimona would be interrupted, and the film would not be released.

There have been rumors of a Nimona resurrection for months, and in early February 2022, Netflix filed a copyright for the word “Nimona.”

Then a month later Nimona was announced to have landed at Netflix, and production on the film restarted in early 2022, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Reacting to the news of the film’s takeover by Netflix, ND Stevenson said on Twitter:

“Nimona has always been a lively little story that didn’t want to stop. She’s a fighter…but there are also great people fighting for her. I’m so excited to announce that THE NIMONA MOVIE IS OUT… and it will be brought to you in 2023 by Annapurna and Netflix.”

Here’s a first look shared by Netflix:


Also, here is a Nimona test strip shared by io9:

Roy Lee, Karen Ryan, and Julie Zackary are producing, with Robert L. Baird, Megan Ellison, and Andrew Millstein serving as executive producers.

Here’s what else we know about the Netflix series. Nimona:

What is the plot of Nimona?


As mentioned above, Nimona is an adaptation of ND Stevenson’s best-selling graphic novel of the same name, which was released as a webcomic beginning in 2012 and eventually released as a graphic novel book in 2015. Here is the official synopsis of the graphic novel:

“Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for wickedness. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekicks and villains, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to do some serious damage. Their mission: to prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his friends at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroism are not the heroes everyone believes.

But as small acts of mischief turn into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes Nimona’s powers are as dark and mysterious as her past. And his unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he cares to admit. »

Netflix’s official synopsis for Nimona bed :

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

Who is in the cast of Nimona?

nimona cast

The three main actors of the Netflix series Nimona are Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Tom & jerry), Rice Ahmad (Rogue One, Sound of Metal, Venom) and Eugene Lee Yang (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Moretz will play Nimona, Ahmed will play Ballister Boldheart and Yang Ambrosius Goldenloin.

Who is behind the animation for Nimona?

DNEG Animation is behind the animation of Nimona. Their credits include Stranger Things, Dune, Shadow & Bone, Godzilla vs. Kong, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. and more. Here’s a trailer for Ron’s Gone Wrong hosted by DNEG:

What is the Netflix release date for Nimona?

Netflix has confirmed that Nimona will be released on the streamer sometime in 2023, which was confirmed by a USA Today report in January 2023.

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Netflix Animated Movie ‘Nimona’: Everything We Know So Far

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