At the Annecy International Animation Film Festival today, Netflix provided new details about three of its upcoming adult animated shows – The House, Inside Job and Human Resources.
You can learn more about all three shows, such as that The House is a stop-motion anthology, below.
Netflix announced the cast for The House, an eccentric dark comedy directed by the leading voices in independent stop motion animation: Emma de Swaef and Marc Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza.
Produced by Nexus Studios, the anthology centers on a house and the three surreal tales of the individuals who made it their home. The House is produced by Nexus Studios (This Way Up, Back to the Moon).
Chapter One, from filmmakers Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roels, includes voice cast: Claudie Blakley, Matthew Goode, Mia Goth, Mark Heap, Miranda Richardson, Josh McGuire and Stephanie Cole.
Chapter Two, from filmmaker Niki Lindroth von Bahr, includes voice cast: musicians Jarvis Cocker and Dizzee Rascal, and Yvonne Lombard and Sven Wollter.
Chapter Three, from filmmaker Paloma Baeza, includes voice cast: Helena Bonham-Carter, Paul Kaye, and Will Sharpe.
Netflix also announced the series regulars for the animated series Inside Job as part of creator / showrunner Shion Takeuchi (Gravity Falls) and executive producer Alex Hirsch’s (Gravity Falls) sneak peek during the festival. Inside Job is the first project from Takeuchi’s deal and the first adult animation series created in-house by Netflix Animation Studios.
Inside Job is an adult animated comedy about the shadow government – and the dysfunctional team whose daily grind is committing the world’s conspiracies. From convoluted coverups to secret societies to masked orgy etiquette, navigating office culture at Cognito Inc. can be tricky, especially for anti-social tech genius Reagan Ridley.
Even in a workplace filled with reptilian shapeshifters and psychic mushrooms, she’s seen as the odd one out for believing the world could be a better place. Reagan thinks she can make a difference, if only she could manage her unhinged, manifesto-writing father and her irresponsible coworkers, to finally snag the promotion she’s been dreaming about.
The voice cast includes Lizzy Caplan as Reagan Ridley, Cognito Inc.’s antisocial tech genius; Christian Slater as Rand Ridley, Reagan’s father, and disgraced head of Cognito Inc.; Clark Duke as Brett Hand, a lovable D.C. yes-dude; and Andrew Daly as J.R. Scheimpough, CEO of Cognito.
Bobby Lee plays Dr. Andre, a free-spirited biochemist; John DiMaggio is Glenn Dolphman, a half-man, half-dolphin; Tisha Campbell plays Gigi, Cognito’s fast-talking Head of Media Manipulation and Subliminal Messages; and Brett Gelman is Magic Myc, a psychic subterranean mushroom creature from a hive mind deep within Hollow Earth.
From the inventive minds behind Big Mouth comes the even edgier and adult-ier Human Resources. The spinoff pulls back the curtain on the daily lives of the creatures – Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, Shame Wizards and many more – that help humans journey through every aspect of life from puberty to childbirth to the twilight years.
It quickly becomes clear that though the creatures are the protagonists, they have a lot of humanity themselves.
The series is co-created and executive produced by Kelly Galuska, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin. Human Resources is produced by Brutus Pink and Titmouse, Inc.
The cast includes Nick Kroll as “Maury the Hormone Monster,” Maya Rudolph as “Connie the Hormone Monstress,” and David Thewlis as “The Shame Wizard.” They are joined by Aidy Bryant, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Keke Palmer, and Randall Park.