Love, Death + Robots. Inside the Animation: Bad Travelling

June 15, 2022
Netflix (YouTube)

David Fincher, director of Bad Travelling featured in Love, Death + Robots Vol. 3 discusses how he approached directing his first animated short.

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Siren vs. Soldier

Emmy and Oscar award-winner Alberto Mielgo’s animated short “Jibaro” thrills in Season 3 of Tim Miller and David Fincher’s groundbreaking anthology series Love, Death + Robots.

Ryan G. Smith
June 1, 2022
Netflix Queue

When Oscar and Emmy winner Alberto Mielgo was invited to pitch a story for the latest volume of the 11-time Emmy-winning series Love, Death + Robots, the Spanish director, artist, and animator decided to use a folkloric lens to examine the lengths to which some people will go to obtain what they cannot have. The resulting short, “Jibaro,” centers the battle of a deaf knight desperate to slay a golden siren and claim her as a trophy. The mythic creature grows increasingly frustrated, failing to understand why her opponent is immune to the powers of her song.

“It was inspired by those videos on National Geographic where there is an alligator fighting a jaguar for food,” Mielgo says. “It’s a crazy, toxic relationship between two characters, two predators, who both want and need each other.”

The unconventional and breathtaking episode is among nine new shorts included in the third volume of Love, Death + Robots. When executive producers Tim Miller and David Fincher first dreamed up the concept for Love, Death + Robots, they had a clear creative objective: “Let’s make a sandbox where anything’s possible,” explains Fincher, the Oscar-nominated director best known for live-action films like Mank, as well as the TV series MINDHUNTER. Fincher makes his animated directorial debut with the Volume 3 short “Bad Travelling,” a motion-capture masterpiece following a crew of degenerate sailors contending with a giant crustacean who boards their ship with an appetite for destruction. “We’re just telling stories. I think that the best of it works on a childlike level — and a naughty teenager level. As an adult looking at it, I appreciate that.”

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clubhouse: Watch Love, Death & Robots Vol. 3 with directors David Fincher, Tim Miller, and Alberto Mielgo

Moderated by Mohit Arora
May 24, 2022
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Install the app and listen to:

LOVE DEATH + RO3BOTS Watchalong with Director’s Commentary and Q&A

Bad Travelling, Directed by David Fincher
Swarm, Directed by Tim Miller
Jibaro, Directed by Alberto Mielgo
1 hr 18 min

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LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Volume 3: Interviews. Tim Miller, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, and Alberto Mielgo

Directors Jerome Chen, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Tim Miller, Executive Producer Jennifer Miller, Alberto Mielgo, and Emily Dean.

The AFA Podcast Interview: Tim Miller, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alberto Mielgo

AFA: Animation For Adults
June 3, 2022

Executive Producer Tim Miller And Supervising Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson On Netflix LOVE, DEATH + ROBOTS

Paul Salfen
May 17, 2022
AMFM Magazine

Sophisticated Sci-Fi Is Back in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Vol. 3

Ramin Zahed
May 20, 2022
Animation Magazine

Tim Miller And Jennifer Yuh Nelson Unleash “Love, Death + Robots” Vol. 3

Jackson Murphy
May 20, 2022
Animation Scoop

Alberto Mielgo Tells a Toxic Tale of Sensuality in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

Victoria Davis
May 20, 2022
Animation World Network

Tim Miller and Jennifer Yuh Nelson Talk ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

Dan Sarto and Jon Hofferman
May 26, 2022
Animation World Network

Director Emily Dean Talks Animation Style of ‘The Very Pulse Machine’ in Netflix’s ‘Love Death + Robots’

Ben Morris
June 24, 2022
Awards Daily

Alberto Mielgo on His Animated Short “Jibaro” in Netflix’s ‘Love Death + Robots’

Ben Morris
June 26, 2022
Awards Daily

So, how exactly does someone pitch an episode of ‘Love, Death + Robots’?

With Vol. 3 now out, creator/EP Tim Miller and supervising director Jennifer Yuh Nelson explain how it works.

Ian Failes

befores & afters

Love, Death + Robots’ Tim Miller Dives Into Animation’s Endless Possibilities

Caitlin Chappell
May 20, 2022
CBR.com

Emily Dean Directs a Love Letter to Moebius in Love, Death + Robots

Caitlin Chappell
May 20, 2022
CBR.com

Love, Death + Robots Director Alberto Mielgo Explains the Name ‘Jibaro’

E.L. Meszaros
May 26, 2022
CBR.com

Love, Death + Robots Volume 3: Tim Miller & Jennifer Yuh Nelson Break Down the Making of the Series

Steve Weintraub
June 4, 2022
Collider

Love, Death + Robots: Alberto Mielgo Talks Returning for Volume 3, New Challenges and More

Nick Valdez
May 22, 2022
comicbook.com

Alberto Mielgo On Creating A “Toxic Relationship” Between Two Predators In “Jibaro”

Ryan Fleming
June 6, 2022
Deadline

Engadget Podcast: A chat with the folks behind Netflix’s Love, Death and Robots

Devindra Hardawar
May 20, 2022
Engadget

Alberto Mielgo Talks About His Love, Death + Robots Volume 3 Episode ‘Jibaro’, Creating Short Episodes, And Production Pushbacks

Raven Brunner
May 21, 2022
GameRant

Alberto Mielgo (‘Love, Death + Robots’) on the toxic relationship at the center of ‘Jibaro’

GoldDerby / Gold Derby
June 18, 2022

‘Love, Death + Robots’ Season 3: Getting Animated About the Dark, Medieval Fable ‘Jibaro’

Oscar and Emmy winner Alberto Mielgo tells IndieWire about returning to the anthology with an animated original about a golden siren and an armored knight.

Bill Desowitz
May 23, 2022
IndieWire

Tim Miller and Jennifer Yuh Nelson Exclusive Interview | LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS Season 3 (2022)

JoBlo Celebrity Interviews
May 20, 2022

Tim Miller & Jennifer Yuh Nelson On Love Death + Robots’ ‘Demented’ Volume 3

Reuben Baron
May 20, 2022
Looper

David Fincher Waited On ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Episode in Case Show ‘Sucked’

Roxy Simons
May 20, 2022
Newsweek

Love, Death & Robots’ team wants more adult American animation — and anime is helping

Petrana Radulovic
May 22, 2022
Polygon

Love, Death + Robots Executive Producers and Director On Photo-Realism And The Show’s Place In Science Fiction

Erik Amaya
May 20, 2022
Rotten Tomatoes

Love, Death and Robots: Entrevista con Tim Miller y Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Ruben Peralta Rigaud
May 22, 2022

Alberto Mielgo habla sobre Love, Death and Robots, episodio ‘Jibaro’

Ruben Peralta Rigaud
May 23, 2022

Tim Miller & Jennifer Yuh Nelson Interview: Love, Death & Robots Vol. 3

Stephen M. Colbert
May 21, 2022
ScreenRant

Alberto Mielgo Interview: Netflix’s Love, Death & Robots Vol. 3

Stephen M. Colbert
May 21, 2022
ScreenRant

Emily Dean Interview: Netflix’s Love Death & Robots Vol. 3

Stephen M. Colbert
May 30, 2022
ScreenRant

Love, Death And Robots Creators Tim Miller And Jennifer Yuh Nelson On Season 3 And The Future Of Animation

Danielle Ryan
May 20, 2022
/Film

Love, Death And Robots Director Alberto Mielgo Talks About His Stunning New Short, Jibaro

Danielle Ryan
May 20, 2022
/Film

Director Emily Dean creates a trippy Moebius tribute for Netflix’s ‘Love, Death + Robots Vol. 3’

Jeff Spry
June 15, 2022
Space.com

Love, Death and Robots’ most beautiful episode was ‘a love letter to Moebius’

Andrew Webster
June 5, 2022
The Verge

The Dazzling Visual Diversity and Artistry of Animated Series Love, Death + Robots Vol. 3

Trevor Hogg
June 21, 2022
VFX Voice Magazine

LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Volume 3: Final Trailer

May 19, 2022
Netflix

If you awaken, from this illusion…

Love, Death + Robots Vol 3. EXTREMING TOMORROW. May 20, 2022 ❤️💀🤖

Alan Watts – “Dream
Music: Apache Lord & Master

Emmy-winning animated anthology LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS returns with a third volume executive produced by Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate) and David Fincher (MINDHUNTER, Mank). Terror, imagination and beauty combine in nine new episodes which stretch from uncovering an ancient evil to a comedic apocalypse, telling startling short stories of fantasy, horror and science-fiction with trademark wit and visual invention.

Read the LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Volume 3 guide

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David Fincher Tries Animation in ‘Love, Death + Robots’

Fincher, left, directed the short under Covid protocols. “I didn’t quite realize how much I communicate through my face,” he said.

Noel Murray
May 19, 2022
The New York Times

The director made his first animated short for the new season of this Netflix anthology. “It was an incredibly freeing, eye-opening, mind-expanding way to interface with a story,” he said.

Before David Fincher became an A-list director and multiple Oscar and Emmy nominee — lauded for of-the-moment films like “Fight Club” and “The Social Network” and the TV series “House of Cards” and “Mindhunter” — he was one of the co-founders of the production company Propaganda Films. Propaganda was known for its visually dazzling TV commercials and music videos, and Fincher honed his craft in dozens of miniature movies made in myriad styles.

Yet until recently, he had never directed animation, even though he loves the medium so much that he signed on a few years ago to be an executive producer of the Netflix anthology animation series “Love, Death + Robots,” which returns for its third season on Friday.

Love, Death + Robots” sprung from the ashes of a project Fincher had been developing with the “Deadpool” director Tim Miller since the late 2000s: a revival of “Heavy Metal,” the animated movie series inspired by the adults-only science-fiction and fantasy comics magazine. The first season of “Love, Death + Robots” debuted in 2019, featuring 18 episodes (ranging in length from 6 to 17 minutes) that adapted short stories by genre favorites like Peter F. Hamilton, John Scalzi and Joe Lansdale. An eight-episode second season followed in 2021.

Despite his involvement, Fincher never made a short of his own until Season 3, when he and the screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker (who wrote Fincher’s crime thriller “Seven”) tackled a tale by the British science-fiction author Neal Asher called “Bad Travelling.” Set on the high seas on a distant planet, the story follows a merchant ship as it is tormented by a giant, intelligent crab that manipulates the crew members and then eliminates them one by one. Fincher described the short as “like a David Lean movie crossed with ‘Ten Little Indians.’”

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‘Love, Death + Robots Volume 3’: David Fincher Directs A Short That Ties Back To His Failed ‘Heavy Metal’ Revival

Christopher Marc
May 9, 2022
The Playlist

This month will see the return of “Love, Death + Robots” on Netflix, which is produced by Tim Miller and David Fincher. With the third volume arriving, something special is happening. Fincher will be helming his first animated short for the anthology streaming series.

Netflix has released a new trailer and announced Fincher is directing the segment “Bad Travelling” which was written by screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker (“Se7en”) and based on a short story by Miller’s longtime pal, author Neal Asher. This marks Fincher’s first time directing something for the streaming series.

Netflix has also included a synopsis that reads as follows:

“A jable shark-hunting sailing vessel is attacked by a giant crustacean whose size and intelligence is matched only by its appetite. Mutiny, betrayal, and ventriloquism with a corpse.”

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LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Volume 3: Official Trailer & Poster

May 9, 2022
Netflix

Emmy-winning animated anthology LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS returns with a third volume executive produced by Tim Miller (Deadpool, Terminator: Dark Fate) and David Fincher (MINDHUNTER, Mank). Terror, imagination and beauty combine in nine new episodes which stretch from uncovering an ancient evil to a comedic apocalypse, telling startling short stories of fantasy, horror and science-fiction with trademark wit and visual invention.

EXTREMING May 20, 2022.

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LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Volume 3: Official Teaser & Release Date

April 19, 2022
Netflix

From the streamer that brought you The Crown (Winner 21 Emmy® Awards) and The Queen’s Gambit (Winner 11 Emmy® Awards), comes the return of the 11-Time Emmy® Award-winning (yes, look it up!) LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS.

EXTREMING soon.

Global release date: May 20, 2022

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Read the series guides:

2019. LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Volume 1

2021. LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Volume 2

2022. LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS. Volume 3

‘Voir’: Why Crafting Video Essays for Netflix Meant Embracing All Types of Filmmaking

“Voir” writers and “Every Frame a Painting” creators Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos discuss their learning process to teach audiences about cinema.

Sarah Shachat
December 7, 2021
IndieWire

David Fincher and David Prior’s anthology essay series “Voir” is only six episodes, but fully half of those came from Taylor Ramos and Tony Zhou. Their skill with the form comes as no surprise to fans of their YouTube channel “Every Frame a Painting,” which almost served as a proof of concept for a show like “Voir” — and that millions of people would be interested in videos exploring just how the grammar of filmmaking impacts its meaning. When done well, video essays combine the thrill of knowing a secret and the joy of learning more about a long-held passion. Zhou and Ramos spoke to IndieWire about how the process of creating that joyful learning shifted and expanded when working on “Voir.”

YouTube was very constricting because of things like copyright and DMC,” Ramos said. “The license that Netflix and [David Fincher] gave us, it was very, ‘Oh, we can do anything and everything!’ And [that] was, I don’t want to say daunting, but —”

“It was mildly terrifying,” Zhou added.

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