Netflix’s ‘Disenchantment’ provides tongue-in-cheek fantasy adventures – TechCrunch

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Disenchantment is the most recent animated sequence from Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama.

The present premieres on Netflix on August 17, and we speak about our preliminary impressions on the most recent episode of the Authentic Content material podcast. Our visitor host Brian Heater is a giant fan of Groening’s earlier creations, and he additionally interviewed Groening for TechCrunch.

Whereas Disenchantment brings Groening’s humorous, skewed strategy to a medieval fantasy setting, it isn’t a parody, precisely. It’s filled with jokes, however they rely extra on the characters and on common zaniness, somewhat than references to (say) The Lord of the Rings or Sport of Thrones.

A few of us weren’t fully gained over the primary couple episodes. Probably the most promising side of the present is its central trio of characters, together with the rebellious princess Bean (voiced by Broad Metropolis‘s Abbi Jacobson), her private demon Luci (Eric Andre) and the runaway elf Elfo (Nat Faxon).

We additionally focus on latest streaming headlines, together with a brand new present for Apple from the crew behind It’s All the time Sunny in Philadelphia and new particulars rising about Disney’s plans for its yet-to-be-named streaming service.

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