After the phenomenal stop-motion animation films Wendell & Wild and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, it’s obvious that more animation is in the cards over at Netflix. Today, in celebration of Pokémon Day, Netflix announced Pokémon Concierge. This new stop-motion project marks its first collaborative production with The Pokémon Company. This new project is said to be ambitious and you have to believe the hype since it will be produced by the critically acclaimed French animation studio, dwarf studios, which recently teamed up with Netflix for the sci-fi adventure family series My Dad the Bounty Hunter.
While some may be scratching their heads at the team-up of Netflix and The Pokémon Company, Pokémon Concierge feels more like a natural progression on Netflix than not given that Netflix has held the North American streaming rights the Pokémon anime for both old and new seasons. Pokémon Concierge aims to expand the Pokémon world with a story that follows Haru. A concierge at the ‘Pokémon Resort,’ audiences will follow Haru and her interactions with Pokémon and their owners who visit as guests. I mean, we all know Pokémon are more than just there for battles, getting to see them with their trainers while on vacation? Perfection.
“Netflix is looking forward to delighting fans in Japan and around the world with Pokémon Concierge, an entirely new visual and storytelling experience featuring ground-breaking stop-motion animation set in the Pokémon world in close collaboration with The Pokémon Company,” said Minyoung Kim, Vice President of Netflix Content in Asia. “We’re also excited to reveal this new series on Pokémon Day and provide fans with even more things to look forward to on this special holiday celebrating the popular franchise.”
There is no debut date information for Pokémon Concierge but fans can get excited nonetheless for more slice-of-life Pokémon stories when the stop-motion animated series hits streaming.