Streamer announces new 2D movie and 20-episode follow-up series from creator Ryan Crego, coming in 2021.
Arlo, the wide-eyed, half human / half alligator from New York City, is coming to Netflix in 2021. The streamer has just announced a new 2D animated movie musical, Arlo the Alligator Boy, which will be followed-up by a 20 x 11 min. series, I ❤️ Arlo, both from creator Ryan Crego (Adventures with Tip & Oh, Puss in Boots, Shrek Forever After).
The movie will launch Arlo’s journey as he meets a group of misfits who quickly become his new family. Once Arlo’s adventure lands him in New York City, the series will kick off as he and his newfound crew set up shop in an abandoned seaside neighborhood and help bring it back to life.
According to Crego, “The story of Arlo and his friends has been with me for nearly a decade, and I am beyond thrilled to finally have a chance to share his musical journey with the world. Arlo is a character who is so full of hope and overflowing with positivity, even when the odds are stacked against him. That optimism and joy is reflected in every song of the movie and the series, and we can’t wait for audiences around the world to sing along with him."
The voice cast for both the movie and series includes singer and American Idol contestant Michael J. Woodard; Grammy-nominated musician Mary Lambert (Singer/songwriter, "Same Love"); Michael "Flea" Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; Annie Potts (Toy Story); Tony Hale (Veep); Brett Gelman (Stranger Things); Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye); Haley Tju (Trinkets); Jennifer Coolidge (2 Broke Girls); and Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend).
Crego will serve as the executive producer and director of the movie and executive producer and showrunner of the series. Blake Lemons (Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, Sanjay and Craig) will serve as the supervising producer on the movie and co-executive producer on the series. Original music for the film and series are being created by Alex Geringas (Trolls, Home) with original songs by Crego & Geringas.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.