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    New ULTRAMAN CG-Animated Feature Film In Development At Netflix

    Teaser art courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions and Netflix. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Source: Tsuburaya Productions, Netflix press releases

    Netflix is developing a CG-animated ULTRAMAN feature film in partnership with Tsuburaya Productions. The movie will be co-directed by Shannon Tindle (THE CROODS, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS) and John Aoshima (GRAVITY FALLS, DUCKTALES). This project continues Netflix's relationship with Tsuburaya Productions following the release of the ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン, Urutoraman, 2019) anime series which is currently in production on its second season.

    • Quote from  Shannon Tindle: “Making this film is a dream come true. What began as an original story inspired by my love for Eiji Tsuburaya’s Ultraman somehow became an actual Ultraman film thanks to the incredible trust of the team at Tsuburaya Productions, and the support of the folks at Netflix Animation. We’ve assembled an all-star team and I can’t wait to share our unique take on Ultraman with the rest of the world.”

    • Quote from Takayuki Tsukagoshi, CEO/Chairman Tsuburaya Productions: Ultraman was born in Japan 55 years ago. This partnership with Netflix will be the first full-scale endeavor to reach the global market for Tsuburaya Productions. Ultraman, since it was created, has charmed many people around the world. And Shannon Tindle is one of those people. He was greatly influenced by Ultraman as a child, and he grew up to become a creator himself. I am delighted that families around the world will be able to  watch Shannon and his team’s vision for Ultraman on Netflix and foster feelings of courage, hope and kindness.”

    • Quote from Aram Yacoubian, Director of Original Animated Film, Netflix: “Having the opportunity to partner with our friends at Tsuburaya Productions to bring this beloved character to our members around the world is an honor. We’re thrilled to be working with Shannon, John and an incredibly talented team of artists and lovers of Ultraman from around the world. We can’t wait to share our film with fans of this iconic Japanese hero and introduce a new generation to what’s sure to become their new favorite superhero.”

    ULTRAMAN joins Netflix’s fast growing original slate of animated features which includes Academy Award nominated KLAUS, Kris Pearn’s THE WILLOUGHBYS, Academy Award Nominated OVER THE MOON from Glen Keane; as well as the Fall 2021 comedy BACK TO THE OUTBACK directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, Richard Linklater’s APOLLO 10 ½: A SPACE AGE ADVENTURE, Chris Williams’ THE SEA BEAST, Henry Selick’s WENDELL & WILD, Nora Twomey’s MY FATHER’S DRAGON, Guillermo del Toro’s PINOCCHIO, Wendy Rogers’ THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT, Minkyu Lee’s THE WITCH BOY, Lupita Nyong’o’s SULWE, an Aardman sequel to CHICKEN RUN, as well as a REDWALL film and event series.


    Baseball superstar Ken Sato returns  to his home country of Japan to pick up the mantle of Earth-defending superhero Ultraman, but quickly finds more than he bargained for when he’s forced to raise the offspring of his greatest foe, a newborn Kaiju. Struggling to balance the roles of teammate and new father, Ken must confront his own ego, his estranged father, and the conniving Kaiju Defense Force to rise up and discover what it truly means to be Ultraman.


    Directed by: Shannon Tindle

    Co-Director: John Aoshima

    Written by: Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes

    Produced by: Tom Knott

    Co-Producer: Lisa Poole

    Production Companies: Tsuburaya Productions, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM)

    日本の国民的スーパーヒーローを描くCGアニメ長編映画「Ultraman (原題)」、Netflixで製作中

    監督: シャノン・ティンドル
    共同監督: ジョン・アオシマ
    脚本: シャノン・ティンドル、マーク・ヘイムズ
    プロデューサー: トム・ノット
    共同プロデューサー: リサ・プール
    制作会社: 円谷プロダクション、インダストリアル・ライト&マジック (ILM)

    あらすじ: 野球界のスター選手、サトウ・ケンのもう一つの姿、それは地球を守るスーパーヒーロー、ウルトラマン。その役割を担うべく、サトウは日本に帰国するも、戻ってすぐに、「宿敵」の子である赤ちゃん怪獣の養育を任されるという、思いもよらない事態に...。チームの一員として、また新米パパとして奮闘しながら、ケンは自分の中にあるエゴや疎遠になっている父、過激な怪獣防衛軍の台頭と向き合い、ウルトラマンであることの本当の意味を見出していきます。

    シャノン・ティンドル監督の言葉:「この映画を作ることは、私の長年の夢でした。円谷英二さんの「ウルトラマン」に対する私の愛から生まれたオリジナルストーリーが、幸運にも映画として実を結ぶことになりました。円谷プロダクションの方々からの素晴らしい信頼と、Netflixアニメーション部門の皆さんのサポートに、心から感謝しています。優れたメンバーがそろった私たちチームの斬新な「Ultraman (原題)」を、世界中の視聴者にお届けできる日を楽しみにしています」




    「Ultraman (原題)」は、Netflixの急拡大するアニメ長編映画のオリジナル作品のラインアップに加わります。これらの作品には、アカデミー賞ノミネートの「クロース」、クリス・パーン監督の「ウィロビー家の子どもたち」、グレン・キーン監督によるアカデミー賞ノミネートの「フェイフェイと月の冒険」などのほか、2021年秋に配信開始されるコメディでクレア・ナイトとハリー・クリップスが監督を手掛ける「Back to the Outback (原題)」、リチャード・リンクレイター監督の「Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Adventure (原題)」、クリス・ウィリアムズ監督の「The Sea Beast (原題)」、ヘンリー・セリック監督の「ウェンデルとワイルド」、ノラ・トゥーミー監督の「My Father’s Dragon (原題)」、ギレルモ・デル・トロ監督の「Pinocchio (原題)」、ウェンディ・ロジャース監督の「The Magician’s Elephant (原題)」、イ・ミンギュ監督の「The Witch Boy (原題)」、ルピタ・ニョンゴ監督の「Sulwe (原題)」、アードマン・アニメーションズの「チキンラン」続編、「Redwall (原題)」シリーズの映画やイベントシリーズなどがあります。

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