Netflix to launch ‘Seal Team’ animated feature in December 2021
Among the surprise announcements in December’s Netflix lineup was the inclusion of the South African-produced animated film Seal team which will arrive globally on December 31, 2021. Other Netflix regions will likely receive Seal Team as well, although this varies by region.
The film, directed by Greig Cameron and co-directed by Kane Croudace, sees a group of seals team up against the gang of sharks that are terrorizing their neighborhood. Collectively, they form a so-called Seal Team, but the reality is that they are not prepared for the mission they are about to embark on. Chaos ensues.
If you’re looking for two movies for comparison, Seal Team seems like a cross between the Disney pigeon movie. Valiant and Dreamwork’s Shark story.
Seal team comes from Trigger Fish Animation studios which are based “on a farm” in Cape Town, South Africa. Their previous films include Khumba and Adventures in Zambezia.
The film uses the same animation techniques as Lego movie and The peanuts movie this notably gives the film a stop-motion aesthetic despite being entirely digital.
Who is part of the cast of Seal Team?
Many recognizable voices are present throughout the film. Among these are:
- Patrick Warburton (The Emperor’s New Groove) as Geraldo
- JK Simmons (Spider-Man) as Claggart
- Kristen Schaal (Gravity Falls) as Beth
- Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV) as Dolph
- Sharlto Copley (District 9) as Switch
- Matthew Rhys (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) as Grimes
- Richard Steven Horvitz (Invader ZIM) as Snap
- John Kani (The Lion King) as Brick
More coming to Netflix from Triggerfish Animation
Seal team won’t be Triggerfish Animation’s only upcoming project as they are currently working hard alongside Cake Entertainment on the new Shondaland animated series, The Mama K 4 team.
The new series comes from Malenga Mulendema and is about four teenage girls living in a futuristic version of Lusaka, Zambia, who are recruited by a retired secret agent to save the world.
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