‘Pinky Malinky’ creators’ new special lets viewers choose story perspective of self-involved cat or loving, hyperactive dog, who wake one day to find humans have disappeared.
Netflix has just announced a greenlight for We Lost Our Human, a 2D animated interactive comedy special from Pinky Malinky creators Rikke Asbjoern and Chris Garbutt. The choice is yours; audiences will be able to experience the story from either the perspective of a self-involved cat (Pud) or a loving, hyperactive dog (Ham), who wake up one day to find that their human and ALL humans have disappeared from Earth.
Desperate to find their owner, these two homebound pets venture out into the world for the first time to discover strange mysteries, meet bizarre creatures and maybe - with the audience’s help - save the universe along the way.
The special stars Ben Schwartz as Pud and Ayo Edebiri as Ham and includes Adrienne C. Moore, Lauren Tom, Jon Glaser, Henry Rollins, Lucas Grabeel, and Matty Cardarople.
According to Asbjoern and Garbutt, "Creating a huge interactive project has been an exciting challenge and gave us a unique chance to approach Pud and Ham's story outside of a traditional format. We got to explore their many parallel and interwoven paths, which resulted in our story room becoming a complex web of post-it notes, push pins and string. Quite a dizzying sight for anyone witnessing one of our story pitches!”
Asbjoern and Garbutt will serve as creators, executive producers and directors; they wrote the screenplay alongside Laura Sreebny and Nick Arciaga.
Curtis Lelash, Director of Original Animation, Netflix, said, “We Lost Our Human combines the very best of animation, comedy and interactivity, expanding the possibilities of how stories are told today. We can’t wait for audiences of all ages to take this hilarious journey with Pud and Ham, because their fate rests in the audience’s hands...literally.”
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.