Chad Moldenhauer from Studio MDHR coming to you with an announcement so surreal I can truthfully say I by no means thought I’d be making it… Cuphead might be coming to life as an unique Netflix sequence, “The Cuphead Present!” Impressed by the identical 1930s animated classics that captured Jared and my creativeness rising up, with a contemporary twist all its personal, this present will observe the various misadventures of Cuphead, Mugman, and the opposite residents of the wondrous Inkwell Isles. We’re past thrilled that the present might be within the gifted staff at Netflix Animation as they reimagine our little animated journey for a completely new viewers.
As you would possibly know, Jared and I grew up on a gentle eating regimen of hand-animated classics – a few of our favorite recollections collectively are intertwined with early Disney, Ub Iwerks, and Fletcher Brothers. These zany, more-than-a-little eerie cartoons are an enormous a part of the rationale Cuphead got here to exist. In early prototype testing of the sport that may develop into Cuphead, we had been experimenting with many alternative pure types starting from pencil crayon drawings to a easy crayon aesthetic.
Finally, although, it’s these timeless classics that stored protruding in our thoughts, and calling us again to the concept of bringing an interactive expertise to life in a approach that we hadn’t seen earlier than. So all these years later, the considered our sport turning into a cartoon of its personal is surreal and fantastic to say the least. And whereas it would sound sappy to say so, we are able to’t thank the Xbox neighborhood sufficient for serving to us get right here. Your help and love for this world and its characters has shone brilliant from day one.
Relaxation assured, although – we received’t be animating the sequence ourselves. If we had been, I’ve a sense it would by no means get completed! And moreover, we are able to’t wait to convey you extra playable Cuphead goodness within the type of our upcoming DLC growth, The Scrumptious Final Course, due out in 2020. With that stated, we’ve been so blown away by the early seems to be we’ve seen on the sequence from the staff over at Netflix Animation, and are proud to say that they’re carrying on the hand-animated custom. Whereas they are going to be utilizing digital instruments, they are going to be bringing issues to life by hand, and might be taking loads of inspiration from the identical wacky world that had us starry-eyed all these years in the past. We expect their imaginative and prescient of Cuphead and Mugman’s world and the characters inside it would add new depth and nuance to those characters, and are excited to listen to what you suppose when the time comes!
Talking of which: whereas we don’t have something to announce at this time a few launch date, undoubtedly keep tuned to @CupheadShow on Twitter for all the small print on this subsequent thrilling step in Cuphead and Mugman’s journey. As within the sport, I’ve a sense brawl is unquestionably brewing!