Netflix is going retro. No, that doesn’t mean the company is returning to a mail-based subscription service. It’s bringing a popular video game with an old-fashioned animation style to the site with a new series. And the first trailer for The Cuphead Show! promises more than just a classic look. Season one will be a carn-evil full of fun and adventure.
This trailer for The Cuphead Show! might be new. But it’s more evidence why vintage cartoons will always be entertaining. And this show will be pulling from that timeless playbook in lots of way. Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix:
“The Cuphead Show! is a character-driven comedy series following the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. As the two scour their surreal homeworld of the Inkwell Isles in search of fun and adventure, they always have each other’s back. Unless there’s only one cookie left, in which case it’s every cup for himself. The Cuphead Show! combines nostalgic delights, side-splitting gags, and a healthy dose of the heebie jeebies—especially when a ridiculously weird nemesis, The Devil himself, arrives on the scene to toy with our heroes.”
The show, based on the 2017 Cuphead game, stars Tru Valentino as Cuphead and Frank Todaro as Mugman. Joining them are Joe Hanna (Elder Kettle), Luke Millington-Drake (Devil), Grey Griffin (Ms. Chalice), and Wayne Brady (King Dice).
The series comes from Netflix Animation with Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) and co-executive produced by Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling) serving as executive producers. C.J. Kettler also serve as an executive producer for For King Features. As do Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer for Studio MDHR.
While the show’s humor and animation style might be timeless, we still have a little time to wait before we can see it. The 12-episode first season (which features 12-minute installments) arrives on Netflix next month, on February 18.