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Netflix: Flicks? On the Internet? That's just crazy talk!

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
I would be genuinely disappointed if Disenchantment got the axe. I think it has gotten better with each season (And Netflix already cancelled its best animated show, Hilda).
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
This is apparently the third time a Bone project has been canceled, and the second time it was canceled mid-development. It probably would have been grand 😞
 

R.R. Bigman

Coolest Guy
Netflix has been dead to me since cancelling Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Bone getting canned is a big loss for everyone, I will say.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
It's funny to realize that Netflix has been massively hemorrhaging money every year of its existence. It has never been profitable. Capitalism is a hell of a thing.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
I would be genuinely disappointed if Disenchantment got the axe. I think it has gotten better with each season (And Netflix already cancelled its best animated show, Hilda).
Hilda has, at least, concluded. They've run through all the source material with Hilda and the Mountain King.

Of course if and when more graphic novels come out it likely won't be continued but I don't even know if more of those are confirmed?

Is there a list of all cancelled series? I don't recall seeing Disenchantment mentioned but I suppose it would make sense.

And yeah, not animation but axing Dark Crystal hurt. Age of Resistance was super good.

Speaking of shows starring Mark Hamil I guess He-Man won't be returning either?
 

Tegan

𝑬𝑿▰▰▰▰▰▱▱▱
(She/Her)
Disenchantment, Hilda, and He-Man, and I believe Dark Crystal are all licensed to Netflix but not produced in-house. Here is a list of all of their past and planned projects. It seems like the details are still coming out and some of these are going to be changed to live-action adaptations, and I imagine some of the more high-profile work still in production will at least get finished (Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, specifically, seems like one they wouldn't want to let go of). I guess we'll see?

Biggest loss IMO is Inside Job. Hope that gets to live on somewhere else.
 

gogglebob

The Goggles Do Nothing
(he/him)
Software companies! *jazzhands*

What is important to remember is that the concept of a video rental store has been well and truly destroyed. Wait, I mean Blockbuster Video. Blockbuster already destroyed the concept of a video rental store that was not already owned by Blockbuster Video. So at least Blockbuster Video was disrupted!

At least cable television is floundering and near dead, too! I was worried I might have to spend the rest of my life traveling and always just turning on a TV and watching something when I left my home! Now I have to remember the netflix password if I want to watch something in a hotel room! Convenient!

(I generally like Netflix, but I have a hard time seeing it as a net good for your average consumer. Lotta good and bad there.)
 

Sarcasmorator

Same as I ever was
(He/him)
So yesterday Netflix basically shuttered their whole animation division for some real bullshit reasons. This is a real bummer, they've been churning out some really quality work in the past couple of years and now the future of the parts of it that haven't been outright cancelled is up in the air. Note that this affects their in-house stuff (Centaurworld, Inside Job, Kid Cosmic, etc) and not their licensed series.

Some highlights:
I am legit mad that Centaurworld in particular could be on the block.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Centaurworld had what felt like an ending at least. Though I wouldn't turn down more. I dug Inside Job, and while I wouldn't mourn it I would be a bit bummed if Disenchantment loses it's opportunity to accomplish.... literally anything.

What about the raunchier toons, like Big Mouth and Human Resources?
 
I wouldn't be surprised if Netflix merges with HBOMax or Paramount+ at some point.

It seems like every streaming service is now playing catchup with Disney+ and its massive IP catalog.

I look forward to a future where there are 1-2 mega streaming services to chose from priced reasonably at $30 a month.
 
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Patrick

Magic-User
(He/Him)
I’ve neen people suggest that NBC buy Netflix. They own a lot of content, and Peacock is not catching on.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
Netflix still has nearly twice as many subscribers as Disney+. The difference is that their spending is out of control.
 

Jeanie

(Fem or Gender Neutral)
Except for Big Mouth, which was renewed for Season 6... 7, I don't know, it never looked good to me and I've never heard anyone talk about it, but somehow it's still around.
 

Rascally Badger

El Capitan de la outro espacio
(He/Him)
With Big Mouth, I've encountered a lot of people who watched it and loved it, and a lot of people who assumed it was sub-Family Guy crap and never engaged with it at all.

I thought it was fine. Fairly well thought out stories about learning about your sexuality as a teen in a show that the people who would benefit from seeing those stories likely will never watch.
 

karzac

(he/him)
Disenchantment, Hilda, and He-Man, and I believe Dark Crystal are all licensed to Netflix but not produced in-house. Here is a list of all of their past and planned projects. It seems like the details are still coming out and some of these are going to be changed to live-action adaptations, and I imagine some of the more high-profile work still in production will at least get finished (Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, specifically, seems like one they wouldn't want to let go of). I guess we'll see?

Biggest loss IMO is Inside Job. Hope that gets to live on somewhere else.

Didn't the Exploding Kittens show just get announced like yesterday? Not something I was excited for, but sucks for the folks working on it.
 

ThornGhost

lofi posts to relax/study to
(he/him)
I've been watching Kim's Convenience on Netflix recently. It's a Canadian sitcom about a first/second generation Korean immigrant family that runs a convenience store. I'm on season 3 right now and while I've been enjoying it, it kind of seems like it has less to say as the show goes on. I learned that it originated from a stage play so that pretty much tracks with extending a premise out to five seasons. Still, for a low key kind of watch, it's been fun.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Kim's Convenience is really good, highly recommend to anyone in a sitcom sort of mood.

It's just a shame how it all ended. It was originally going to end with season 6 but those plans were scuttled near the end of season 5, I believe, and thus season 5 ends with a number of unresolved threads.

Not entirely clear on what happened behind the scenes, but it's too bad such a funny, earnest show had to end that way.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
I'm on season 3 right now and while I've been enjoying it, it kind of seems like it has less to say as the show goes on.
I heard an interview on CBC Radio with one of the lead actors a few years ago where he was lamenting this fact. He really wanted to push certain angles and felt like the writers got cold feet. (Or something of that nature; I barely remember the interview, so I may be slightly off.)
 
I'm watching Old Enough!, a show about Japanese toddlers going on chores without adult supervision in their pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. As an American, this show makes me jealous! I hope it inspires conversations about how Americans can make their built environment friendlier to pedestrians so American toddlers can go outside again in some places.
 
Interesting how Old Enough focuses on the low tech side of life in Japan. A lot of the trips involve picking fruit, fishing, running restaurants, visiting temples, playing guitar.
 
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