Larva Island: Netflix lines up first Korean original animation
James R | On 21, Aug 2018
Netflix is travelling all the way to Larva Island for its next animated series.
The streaming giant has been steadily expanding its horizons in recent years, ordering and debuting titles that hail from Brazil, Mexico, France and even Korea. The latter has been a particular focus of late, with a variety show and a superhero thriller from the director of Train to Busan joining an eclectic library of Korean originals. That library just got a little more varied with the announcement of Larva Island, a new kids series from Korean animation studio TUBAn.
The Larva animation series has gained popularity internationally since its debut in 2011, appealing to an audience of all ages with the slapstick humor presented by its two main larva characters, Red and Yellow. Larva received the Culture Minister’s Award at the Korea Content Award in 2012, and was also nominated to the Kid’s Awards for the International Emmy Awards in 2014 and 2016.
“Great stories can travel beyond borders, including great stories from Korea,” says Aram Yacoubian, Kids & Family International Originals Director at Netflix. “Larva Island brings back Larva’s beloved characters, Red and Yellow, who, with the help of some new friends, are certain to once again enthrall audiences of all ages in Korea and beyond.”
Larva Island will feature a whole new adventure with new characters along with Red and Yellow on an abandoned island.
Larva Island: Season 1 and 2 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.