Netflix’s latest adaptation of a video game is arguably its most obvious “duh” one yet, as its source material already looks like a Saturday-morning cartoon. The Cuphead Show, announced on Tuesday by Cuphead game creators Studio MDHR, is a partnership with animation production house King Features, coming exclusively to Netflix. No release window has yet been announced.
The original side-scrolling game launched in 2017 on Xbox consoles after a lengthy, well-chronicled effort to hand-animate most of its characters and worlds, and the results married the bouncy, music-synced animation style of 1930s cartoons with a diversity of worlds and color not commonly seen in that era. (The game, which we loved, has since launched on Windows PCs and Nintendo Switch.)
Today’s news comes with a sole teaser image, which stretches and redraws the series’ lead characters, Cuphead and