Netflix’s Queer Animated Film ‘Nimona’ To Hit Screens in June

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The long wait is almost over for fans of the queer animated film ‘Nimona’ as it will finally come out in June!

‘Nimona’ is an animated fantasy film based on the graphic novel by ND Stevenson of the same title. Stevenson is also the creator of ‘She-Ra and the Princess of Power’. Nimona tells the story of Nimona, a shape-shifting girl who was hired to be the sidekick for a reluctant supervillain named Ballister Blackheart, a knight framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Nimona will be voiced by Chloë Grace Moretz while Ballister Blackheart will be voiced by Riz Ahmed.

Although there has been no exact date, Netflix said it will be released in June — a perfect month for the queer community as June is also Pride Month.

‘Nimona’ has been in the works since 2015 when Disney got the rights under Blue Sky Studios. However, in 2021, when Disney announced the shutting down of Blue Sky Studios, production was also canceled. The following year, Stevenson announced that the film has been picked up by Annapurna Pictures and that it will be released on Netflix. 

 

‘Nimona’ is known for its queer-coded and gender-non-conforming characters. It also has a same-sex kiss scene, according to former Blue Sky Studios staffers. Eugene Lee Yang was also added to the cast as the voice of Ambrosius Goldenlion, one of the major characters. Other members of the cast include Frances Conroy, Lorraine Toussaint, RuPaul Charles, Indya Moore, Beck Bennet, Julio Torres, and Sarah Sherman.

Last April, it was announced that Nimona will debut at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival which will run from June 11 to 17. Whether the Netflix release will come during, or after the film festival is still undisclosed.

 

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