Sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, garbage monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from hell converge in an 185-minute genre orgy of NSFM (not suitable for mainstream) shorts.
January 7, 2019
Netflix announces Love, Death & Robots, an animated anthology series presented by Tim Miller (Deadpool, upcoming untitled Terminator sequel) and David Fincher (MINDHUNTER, Gone Girl, House of Cards).
Love, Death & Robots is a collection of animated short stories that span the science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy genres. With a bold approach to each story’s narrative, episodes are intended to be easy to watch and hard to forget.
The series draws inspiration from the eclectic and provocative genre material that influenced both Miller’s and Fincher’s formative interests in storytelling. Miller says, “Love, Death & Robots is my dream project, it combines my love of animation and amazing stories. Midnight movies, comics, books and magazines of fantastic fiction have inspired me for decades, but they were relegated to the fringe culture of geeks and nerds of which I was a part. I’m so fucking excited that the creative landscape has finally changed enough for adult-themed animation to become part of a larger cultural conversation.”
The production of Love, Death & Robots united a global animation community, calling on the talents and unique perspectives of innovative animation studios, directors and artists from around the world. Eighteen stories in all, each film is painstakingly crafted, charged with a mix of energy, action and unapologetic dark humor.
Executive produced by David Fincher, Tim Miller, Jennifer Miller and Josh Donen, the series brings together world-class animation creators and captivating stories for the first anthology of short animated stories guaranteed to deliver a unique and visceral viewing experience.
Each episode in the series:
- Is a succinct 5 to 15 minutes in length.
- Has a unique animation style, from traditional 2D to photo-real 3D CGI.
- Is created by a different team of filmmakers from around the world.
- Is aimed at an adult audience.
About Blur Studio
Blur Studio is an award-winning animation production company that creates content for games, films, and television. Founded and led by “Deadpool” director Tim Miller, Blur has roots in making high-end trailers and cinematics for the game industry, visual effects for blockbuster features, and recently led the production of the Netflix animated anthology series “Love, Death & Robots.”
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with 130 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
Netflix: “Love, Death & Robots”
Love, Death & Robots, will have its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival (March 8–17, 2019. Austin, TX)
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5 thoughts on ““Love, Death & Robots”: Tim Miller and David Fincher’s Animated Anthology Series for Netflix”
Yes, please… 2019 is looking good for Fincher fans 🙂
Has Fincher ever worked harder than the last 3 years and the next 2?
He makes Zodiac in 2007 and then he is back in 2008 with Benjamin Button, an absolutely epic movie in scale…
And then he repeats it with The Social Network in 2010 (that was a long year, because of all the awards) followed by The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo in 2011 (which, looking at it right now, was also an epic movie).
My question is: Does he ever sleep? 😉
No doubt about him being very busy those 2 couples of years, but:
– 2016: Mindhunter S01
– 2017: Mindhunter S01 / Mindhunter S02 (Prep)
– 2018: Mindhunter S02 / Love, Death & Robots / World War Z 2 (Prep)
– 2019: Mindhunter S02 (Postp) / Love, Death & Robots / World War Z 2
– 2020: World War Z 2 (Postp) / Mindhunter S03?
– 2021: Mindhunter S03? / …
I guess we can thank PIX System for him being able to supervise a lot of stuff remotely!
Beyond its origin in the decade-old “Heavy Metal” project, the series has been secretly in the making for a while, with Fincher and Miller directing one episode each:
“Heavy Metal” R-rated animated anthology might finally be happening as a series on Netflix