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With “Back to the Outback” arriving by the end of 2021, it doesn’t look like Netflix’s train of original animated movies is about to come to an end. Reel FX Creative Studios, the animation studio behind movies like “Free Birds” and “Book of Life,” as well as “UglyDolls” and “Scoob!” will handle the feature’s animation. After “Klaus,” “The Willoughbys,” “Over the Moon,” Arlo the Alligator Boy,” and “America: The Motion Picture,” the new movie is Netflix’s sixth original animated production. Here is all the information you require for “Back to the Outback” and more.
Back to the Outback Release Date and Where You Can Watch It
The Netflix premiere of “Back to the Outback” is set for December 10, 2021.
What is Back to the Outback About?
A group of Australia’s deadliest animals decide to break out of the zoo and live freely in the Australian Outback after growing tired of being imprisoned in a reptile house where people can stare at them like they’re monsters in the film “Back to the Outback,” which is dangerously cute and on the loose. The group is led by Maddie, a deadly snake with a good heart, along with Zoe, the Thorny Devil lizard, Frank the hairy spider, and Nigel the delicate scorpion. Everything seems to be going according to plan—that is, until Pretty Boy, a cute but obnoxious Koala, insists on coming along. The zookeeper Chaz and his mini-me are hot on the tail while the animals try their best to flee to the Outback.
Back to the Outback Director, Writer, And More
Screenwriter Harry Cripps (“Penguin Bloom,” “Supernova,” “The Dry”) and editor Clare Knight (“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” “Kung Fu Panda Trilogy,” “Madagascar”) will make their respective directorial debuts with “Back to the Outback.” Cripps and executive producer Gregory Lessans (“My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Flock of Dudes,” “Without Remorse”) wrote the screenplay for the movie.
In a statement to Netflix, filmmaker Clare Knight said, “I have always been touched by stories of hidden beauty. Maddie is both uniquely beautiful and beastly, and getting to convey that idea through humour is the cherry on top.
Harry Cripps, a writer and director, added:
“Growing up in Australia, I spent a lot of time in the Blue Mountains which has many different types of snakes and spiders, and I always preferred them to the cute cuddly animals, so it’s such a treat to make a film where the heroes are these poisonous but beautiful little creatures. This film is a love letter to Australia’s incredibly diverse and unique wildlife.”
Lessans is joined by Melissa Cobb, Akiva Goldsman, and Daniela Mazzucato as executive producers. Rupert Gregson-Williams, a talented composer who has worked on movies like “Bee Movie,” “Hubie Halloween,” “Wonder Woman,” and “The Crown,” will also contribute music to the movie. Additionally, Tim Minchin, a comedian and musician who has won a Tony Award, will contribute original songs to the movie.
Back to the Outback Cast
“Back to the Outback” boasts a pretty impressive voice cast featuring Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Keith Urban, Jacki Weaver, Rachel House, Celeste Barber, and Wayne Knight.