Groundbreaking animation projects sometimes come from the unlikeliest places. Last year it was Sony Pictures Animation, which upended cg animated features with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now, Amazon Prime looks ready to shake up series animation with Undone, from Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Bojack writer Kate Purdy.
Amazon released the full series trailer for Undone this weekend, and announced that it will debut the series on September 13. We hear that all eight episodes of the show will be available on that day.
Undone’s fresh look — painterly rotoscope paired with actual oil-painted backgrounds — is something that hasn’t been seen before in series animation, and proves that there’s plenty of room for new techniques and approaches in series animation when producers are willing to take the risk. The look of the show was developed by Dutch filmmaker Hisko Hulsing (Junkyard, animation sequences in Montage of Heck), who also directs the series.