A closer look at the Making of The Sea Beast
Thanks to our friends over at Collider, we have been treated to a wonderful new featurrette for Netflix’s acclaimed animated movie, The Sea Beast. The four-minute featurette contains interviews with co-writer and director Chris Williams, art director Jung Woonyoung production designer Matthias Lechner, and composer Mark Mancina, as well as cast members Karl Urban and Zaris-Angel Hator, with each person being interviewed offering their own unique perspective on what the film means to them. It was particularly interesting to hear Williams describing how he came up with the idea for The Sea Beast from looking at ancient maps with drawings of sea monsters on them, which gives the film an almost mythological quality that many other animated pictures of its ilk sorely lack. You can view the enjoyable featurette for yourself in the player below.
The Sea Beast was animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks alongside Netflix Animation, and it features the voice of the aforementioned Karl Urban as a sailor named Jacob Holland, who sets out to kill a mythical creature known as the Red Bluster. While newcomer Zaris-Angel Hator voices Maisie Brumble, a young stowaway who proves to be even more troublesome for Holland than the giant monsters he is supposed to be hunting. Additionally, the talented supporting cast includes Jared Harris, Dan Stevens, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Oscar-winner Kathy Burke. With so many accomplished actors onboard, this really is not an adventure that can be missed. Needless to say, the film received unanimously positive reviews after being released on Netflix a few days ago, so fans of both animation and monster movies should immediately hunt down The Sea Beast if they have not done so already.