The Nimona movie finally arrives in 2023


Even though it once looked like the animated adaptation of ND Stevenson Nimona could end up being stuck in production hell, Annapurna Pictures and Netflix are stepping in to make sure that’s not the case.

When Disney acquired 21st Century Fox in 2019, it also became the owner of Blue Sky Studios, the animation house behind the Ice Age movies and previously announced Nimona adaptation. While Disney could have decided to complete the projects already underway at Blue Sky Studios to like Nimonathe biggest company eventually decided to close the studio, leaving 450 employees out of work and the film’s future in jeopardy.

Today, ND Stevenson took to his Twitter to announce that after a few setbacks, Nimona— now an Annapurna Pictures production – is finally back on track and set to debut on Netflix in 2023.

by Netflix Nimona tells the story of how teenage shapeshifter Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz) becomes the only person who can save the life of a knight named Blackheart (Riz Ahmed) after he is falsely accused of committing a crime. Back when it was still under Blue Sky Studios, Nimona was set to become Disney’s first animated feature featuring multiple queer lead characters and a gay kiss. Even though it would have Nimona a landmark Disney production, the studio reportedly pressured the animators to remove the kiss from internal presentations about the project, potentially jeopardizing its chances of making it into the final cut.

Given Stevenson’s background with Netflix, it’s likely this version of the film will be much more in line with the source material’s take on its characters’ relationships and Nimonaabout the mutability of identity, which will probably make for a much better story.




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