Critically acclaimed and notoriously difficult indie video game “Cuphead” is being turned into an animated series for streaming giant Netflix.
The game coasts a visual style heavily reminiscent of classic Max Fleischer 1930s cartoons like “Popeye” and “Betty Boop” and combines it with run-and-gun gameplay like “Contra” for a story in which Cuphead and his brother Mugman fight a stream of baddies and plenty of big bosses.
King Features will produce “The Cuphead Show!,” which aims to expand on the characters and world of Cuphead. The series will retain the game’s vintage animation style and has been dubbed a character-driven comedy which follows the unique misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman through their many misadventures across their surreal home of the Inkwell Isles.
The game has sold over four million copies worldwide and won over twenty major awards. Creators Chad & Jared Moldenhauer will have a panel at San Diego Comic Con where we’ll probably hear some more details.
Coming to you in full color and cine-sound, it's…The Cuphead Show! Witness the wondrous Inkwell Isles as you've never seen them before in an original series inspired by classic animation styles of the 1930s. Now in production by the talented team at @Netflix Animation! pic.twitter.com/4xA59eVLra
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