Sometimes a show speaks to you, even when all you have is an image and a story idea. Once it was pitched to us as gateway horror for kids, Curses! immediately jumped to the top of our list of Fall animated shows. This brand new spooky adventure comedy series will be streaming on Apple TV+ starting October 27th, and we have officially marked our calendar.
Curses! will tell the story of a long family curse that turns a father into stone, while his two children and wife need to return stolen artifacts to try and save him. The amount of talent behind and in front of the series is overwhelming, as you can see below, but our favorite is the casting of Robert Englund (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”) as Cornelius, which is a fun nod to a horror classic.
While we haven’t seen Curses! in motion yet, the one picture that we have is the exact vibe we would want in a spooky comedy series that has a ton of adventure. Looking forward to this on as it comes to life right before Halloween.
Premiering just in time for Halloween on Friday, October 27, “CURSES!” is a brand new animated, spooky adventure comedy series for kids from DreamWorks Animation. When a generations-long family curse turns Alex Vanderhouven to stone, it’s up to his two kids, Pandora and Russ, and his wife Sky, to return artifacts stolen by their ancestors to their rightful homes to finally lift the curse for good. The series is created and executive produced by Jim Cooper (“DreamWorks Dragons”) and Jeff Dixon (“The Hurricane Heist”). Writer and director John Krasinski (“A Quiet Place” Parts I & II) also serves as executive producer and Allyson Seeger (“A Quiet Place” Parts I and II) as co-executive producer. Leo Riley (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Tron: Uprising”) is supervising producer, with Chris Copeland (“Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts”) and Justin Copeland (“Wonder Woman: Bloodlines”) serving as creative consultants. Leo Riley (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Tron: Uprising”) directs with animation services provided by CGCG and House of Cool. The series features the voice talents of Emmy Award nominee Gabrielle Nevaeh (“Monster High”) as Pandora, Andre Robinson (“The Loud House”) as Russ, Emmy Award nominee Lyric Lewis (“Waffles + Mochi”) as Sky, SAG award winner Reid Scott (“Veep”) as Alex, Rhys Darby (“Our Flag Means Death”) as Stanley, James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Larry, Emmy Award winner Rhea Perlman (“Barbie”) as “Margie,” Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad (“A Raisin in the Sun”) as Georgia Snitker and Robert Englund (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”) as Cornelius.