Jeff Smith’s ‘Bone’ is one of the more fun fantasy comics to have ever been released. It, is also, a series that has failed to be adapted to the big or small screen since Warner Bros. first started to give it a shot in 2008. Thankfully, that has now changed as Netflix has picked up the rights to Smith’s iconic series to turn it into a new animated kid’s show!
‘Bone’ is a feature that I can absolutely get excited about as I was hooked when I picked up the first issue back in 1991. The series ran until June of 2004, and while I wasn’t able to check out all of it, I fondly remember it as a fun fantasy story full of humor that was easy to get into. Overall, it was a nice change of pace from most of the comics I was reading at the time.
The story follows three Marshmellow-looking creatures who are cousins: Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone as they go on adventures that range from high fantasy to slapstick. It was so well received that it was even considered one of the “10 best graphic novels of all-time” by Time Magazine.
As to the news of Netflix picking up the rights to the series, Smith shared:
“I’ve waited a long time for this. Netflix is the perfect home for Bone. Fans of the books know that the story develops chapter-by-chapter and book-by-book. An animated series is exactly the way to do this! The team at Netflix understands Bone and is committed to doing something special — this is good news for kids and cartoon lovers all over the world.”
When I first heard that a film was in the works by Warner Bros., I was a bit hesitant as this is the kind of storytelling that would much better fit into an episodic and seasonal format. Thankfully, the streaming behemoth seems to agree!
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