It’s time for a double-down on gorgeously retro-inspired animation as The Cuphead Show! prepares to serve up a steaming mug of slapstick mayhem February 18 on Netflix. In the newly released official trailer, the influences of early 20th toon icons is everywhere, from the lushly painted backgrounds to anthropomorphic vegetables to a spankin’ new skeleton dance, the devil is in the details (and, actually, in the show)!
Based on the award-winning run ‘n’ gun video game, The Cuphead Show! is a character-driven comedy series following the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. As the two scour their surreal homeworld of the Inkwell Isles in search of fun and adventure, they always have each other’s back. Unless there’s only one cookie left, in which case it’s every cup for himself. The show combines nostalgic delights, side-splitting gags and a healthy dose of the heebie jeebies — especially when a ridiculously weird nemesis, The Devil himself, arrives on the scene to toy with our heroes.
The Cuphead Show! is brought to life by voice stars Tru Valentino (Cuphead), Frank Todaro (Mugman), Joe Hanna (Elder Kettle), Luke Millington-Drake (Devil), Grey Griffin (Ms. Chalice) and Wayne Brady (King Dice).
C.J. Kettler is the executive producer for King Features, and Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer are executive producers for Studio MDHR. The series is produced by Netflix Animation, executive produced by Emmy and Annie Award-winning producer Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) and co-executive produced by Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling).
Directing duties on the 12 x 12′ season are split by Adam Paloian (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Emmy winner Clay Morrow (Mickey Mouse shorts, Kick Buttowski), who also serve as writers alongside Deeki Deke, Wesson and Segurson. Andrea Fernández (Unikitty!) is series art director. Ego Plum (Jellystone!, Harvey Beaks) is series composer.
Log on to www.CupheadCountdown.com to see more exclusive content, and read all about The Cuphead Show! in the March ’22 issue of Animation Magazine (available soon)!