New installment of behind-the-scenes ‘The Legend of the Legend of Vox Machina’ reveals a slew of Phil Bourassa’s character designs on the studio’s upcoming Amazon Original animated series about a group of second-rate adventurers on a quest to save the realm.
Amazon Prime Video has just released a first look at character art from Critical Role and Amazon Studios’ new animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina, shared in the latest installment of the digital series, The Legend of the Legend of Vox Machina.
An Amazon Original series, The Legend of Vox Machina follows a group of second-rate adventurers on a quest to save the realm from terrifying monsters and dark magical forces. Throughout the first season, our characters will face undead giants, overthrow a sinister necromancer, and confront a powerful curse that has taken root inside their own group. Through it all, they learn how to function as a team, and discover they’re much more than that: they’re family.
In the new behind-the-scenes video, The Legend of the Design of the Legend of Vox Machina, we meet the series’ lead character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice, Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League), who shares all sorts of visual goodies from the show’s production.
The show is based on the adventures and characters developed by Critical Role, the story-driven and world-building digital media brand, which has a first-look agreement to develop new series that will premiere exclusively on the Amazon streaming platform. This content agreement builds on the long-standing engagement Critical Role has had with Amazon’s live-streaming service Twitch, which has broadcast their live role-playing show since 2015.
Thanks for 88,887 Kickstarter backers, Critical Role’s The Legend of Vox Machina came to life; originally planned as a 22-minute animated special, a 2019 campaign raised a whopping $11.3 million, morphing the project into a 10-episode series. Amazon Prime Video subsequently acquired the rights to Season 1, commissioning two additional first season episodes and a 12-episode Season 2.
The Legend of Vox Machina stars the Critical Role cast of Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham, reprising their roles; they also serve as executive producers alongside Brandon Auman (Star Wars: Resistance) and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse), with Sung Jin Ahn (Niko and the Sword of Light) joining as supervising director. The show’s animation is produced by the Emmy Award-winning studio, Titmouse.
Source: Critical Role
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.