Disenchantment is the newest animated collection from Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama.
The present premieres on Netflix on August 17, and we discuss our preliminary impressions on the newest episode of the Original Content podcast. Our visitor host Brian Heater is a giant fan of Groening’s earlier creations, and he additionally interviewed Groening for TechCrunch.
While Disenchantment brings Groening’s humorous, skewed method to a medieval fantasy setting, it isn’t a parody, precisely. It’s full of jokes, however they rely extra on the characters and on normal zaniness, somewhat than references to (say) The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones.
Some of us weren’t utterly gained over the primary couple episodes. The most promising side of the present is its central trio of characters, together with the rebellious princess Bean (voiced by Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson), her private demon Luci (Eric Andre) and the runaway elf Elfo (Nat Faxon).
We additionally focus on current streaming headlines, together with a new show for Apple from the team behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and new details emerging about Disney’s plans for its yet-to-be-named streaming service.
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