Fans of virtual band Gorillaz have actually had a frustrating upgrade from Damon Albarn, who validated that the long-in-development cartoon animation in the works at Netflix has actually been completely canceled. It is obvious that Netflix have actually been hacking away at their numerous spinning plates in the last a number of months, with programs being quickly ended and some finished tasks likewise striking the slicing block. Among those, it appears, was the cartoon animation that fans of Albarn’s animation music group had actually been awaiting for a long time.

While going over the group’s upcoming album, Albarn informed HUMO:

“The brand-new record came out since [co-creator] Jamie [Hewlett} and I were often in Los Angeles. We were working on a Gorillaz feature film, which will never happen.”

Asked to elaborate on whether he meant that the movie was on hold or actually canceled, the singer added:

“Yes. That is to say, and without naming names because the whole matter has not yet been settled: the streaming platform for which we were making the film has withdrawn. They started to panic because they were making too much content and decided to cut back on their movie offerings. And, as has been classic Hollywood practice for decades, the guy we were working with has moved on to another company… Hollywood is quite territorial: if a new guy comes along, he must and will have a different opinion, even if he secretly agrees with his predecessor.”

The film was originally moving ahead and in production as of 2021, which seems to signal that the cancelation has been a recent one. It is of course just one of many projects to have been dropped by Netflix as they looked cut some of the project with high production costs and potentially low viewership. While the Gorillaz movie was not given the chance get as far as seeing what its audience numbers were like, and that is obviously a disappointment for everyone involved and all of those who had been expecting to see the movie arrive sometime this year.

Netflix’s Cancelation Choices Have Brought Much Criticism From Subscribers


While there is normally a strong service factor for any banner choosing to cancel a program or motion picture, the idea procedure behind the choice is hardly ever of any interest to those who have actually invested themselves into something just to discover that the carpet is pulled from under them at the last minute and they will never ever get to see how everything ends.

In the case of the Gorillaz motion picture, a minimum of it was not deal with in the very same method as some other Netflix tasks that were just recently canceled after they had actually been finished. Last month it was reported that The Inheritance and House/Wife has actually both been visited the banner in spite of being all set to launch at the time. Instead, the tasks were offered back to their particular studios to be looked around at other banners. Although there might be a point where this type of cancelation ends up being a distant memory, in the meantime, we appear just days far from the next shock axing.