Because you should be. Adapted from Radford Sechrist’s 2015 webcomic, Dreamworks’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is a gorgeous, animated treat that’s unrepentantly weird and absolutely brimming with heart. Just the thing to cleanse your soul in these troubled times. Think Adventure Time if you reined in the plot and gave it a killer soundtrack.
Kipo Oak is an absurdly optimistic science nerd, and 13-year-old girl, living in a post-apocalyptic future Earth, where the majority of humans live underground in order to stay safe from the dangerous mutes that control the surface. When her home is destroyed, Kipo is launched into an epic quest to find her missing father, but also herself. Along the way, she befriends fellow humans Wolf and Benson, Dave the immortal mutant bug, and Mandu the juvenile Mega Boar. Together, they must navigate a world full of intelligent, mutant animal factions, including the Dubstep Bees, Timbercats, science-obsessed Newton Wolves, and hard-rocking Umlaut Snäkes, who all live in fear of Scarlemagne – a music-loving, mutant mandrill with a penchant for the finer things in life and world domination.
Critically acclaimed for its representation of diversity, Kipo will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you jam. And, no, it’s not just for kids.
Seasons 1, 2, and 3 of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts are currently available to watch on Netflix.