Sometimes you find yourself far from home in a strange and dangerous land. Before you can even think about returning to your family and friends you need to figure out how to survive. The best way to do that is to find help. Seek out others you can travel with. And preferably look for locals familiar with the lay of the land and its people. This is especially good advice if you find yourself far from home in a strange and dangerous land ruled by giant talking mutants. That’s exactly what the young heroine from Netflix’s Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts does in this exclusive clip from the show. The best chance Kipo has of surviving wolves is to form her very own pack.
“After spending her entire life living in an underground burrow, a young girl named Kipo is thrust into an adventure on the surface of a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth. She joins a ragtag group of survivors as they embark on a journey through a vibrant wonderland where everything trying to kill them is downright adorable.”
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, Netflix’s new series from DreamWorks Animation, takes place in a world where giant animals rule the surface. The “Great Mutant Outbreak” forced humans underground. But not all of humanity went into hiding. Some remained above, where they deftly navigate a world of brilliant creatures, some big, some small, some kind, some not. All of them have one thing in common though—they are all new to Kipo. Voiced by She-Ra and the Princesses of Power‘s Karen Fukuhara, Kipo has never left her hidden home before.
In this clip, the “enthusiastic and curious” Kipo follows the lead of the above-ground dweller Wolf, “a weapon-wielding survivor who knows the ins and outs of the surface.” Voiced by Sydney Mikayla (General Hospital), he knows the best chance for Kipo to survive above ground and get back to her family is to form a group. Wolf might be right, even his leadership skills are unique.
Image: NetflixThe rest of their unlikely pack also includes the “happy-go-lucky” Benson, played by Coy Stewart (The Blacklist). There’s also a mutant insect named Dave (voiced by black-ish’s Deon Cole black-ish). Dave “has the jarring ability to suddenly age a full life cycle without warning.” And rounding out the group is the cutest mutant pig in any world, Mandu, played by Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Clone Wars).
The show’s trailers have highlighted the show’s gorgeous animation style. However, this clip is our best look yet at the tone of the show. It’s funny, touching, intense, and fun.The show also stars Sterling K. Brown (Frozen 2) as Lio Oak, Kipo’s father. Dan Stevens (Legion) voices the “power-hungry Scarlemagne. Lea Delaria (Orange is the New Black) plays a Timbercat named Molly Yarnchopper. Joan Jett plays a “rocker snake” named Camille. And John Hodgman and GZA (Wu Tang Clan) play the “cosmically-curious wolves” Billions and Billions.”
We would form a pack with any of them. We would do that even if we weren’t in a strange land where giant mutants reign supreme. But that’s still the best time to do that.
Season one ofKipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, created by executive produced by Radford Sechrist (How to Train Your Dragon 2). and developed for television by executive producer Bill Wolkoff (The Man Who Fell To Earth), is now available on Netflix.
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