Thursday, September 3, 2015
Now On Netflix: 'Mind Game', 'Genius Party', 'Puffin Rock' and more
Genius Party and Genius Party Beyond are a pair of anthology features that have been previously unavailable in English, aside from a few festival screenings and an Australian DVD release. They have therefore become something of a holy grail for many animation fans, so the fact that they are finally so easily accessible is an extremely welcome surprise. Mind Game, an acclaimed 2004 feature from the now much better known Masaaki Yuasa was in the same boat. Alongside 2001's Princess Arete, all four are available on Netflix in all English-speaking (ie US, UK, Canada, Ireland and Australia and New Zealand) and Latin American regions.
Also available to Netflix users in the US is the Cartoon Saloon series Puffin Rock. The 2d animated series may be aimed at very young audiences, but fans of the Irish studio's work will no doubt want to check it out anyway!
Also aiming very young is Aardman Animation's Timmy Time, a spin-off from the successful Shaun The Sheep TV series, featuring the adventures of the youngest member of Shaun's flock. Available in all Netflix regions.
If that's not juvenile enough for you, though don't worry, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America has also been added to the US catalogue.
[Source: New On Netflix/ New On Netflix USA ]
Posted by Chris Perkins
Labels: 2D animation, Aardman, anime, Cartoon Saloon, CP, news, stop-motion, streaming, Studio 4C, UK & Ireland,
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.