Netflix’s animated feature slate for 2021 isn’t exactly jam-packed for now, but it has just welcomed a new title: Back to the Outback, a road-trip comedy starring a snake, a koala, a thorny devil lizard, and assorted other antipodean beasts. The film, which is directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, will be released globally next fall.
Here’s the synopsis:
Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they’re monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged for their scales and fangs. Leading the group is Maddie, a poisonous snake with a heart of gold, who bands together with self-assured thorny devil lizard Zoe, lovelorn hairy spider Frank, and sensitive scorpion Nigel.
But when their nemesis — Pretty Boy, a cute but obnoxious koala — unexpectedly joins their escape, Maddie and the gang have no choice but to take him with them. So begins a hair-raising and hilarious road trip across Australia, as they are pursued by a zookeeper Chaz and his adventure-seeking mini-me.
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