We Lost Our Human: Ben Schwartz stars in interactive Netflix comedy
Staff Reporter | On 09, Dec 2020
Are you a dog or cat person? You can take your pick in Netflix’s new animated interactive comedy adventure We Lost Our Human, starring Ben Schwartz.
The 2D interactive special is created by Rikke Asbjoern and Chris Garbutt, the creators of Pinky Malinky. It will allow audiences to choose to experience the story from the perspective of a self-involved cat (Pud) or a loving, hyperactive dog (Ham), who wake up one day to find that all humans have disappeared from Earth. Desperate to find their owner, these two homebound pets venture out into the world for the first time to discover strange mysteries, meet bizarre creatures and maybe – with the audience’s help – save the universe along the way.
The special stars Schwartz as Pud and Ayo Edebiri as Ham and includes Adrienne C Moore, Lauren Tom, Jon Glaser, Henry Rollins, Lucas Grabeel and Matty Cardarople.
Asbjoern and Garbutt will serve as creators, executive producers and directors and wrote the screenplay alongside Laura Sreebny and Nick Arciaga.
Asbjoern and Garbutt: “Creating a huge interactive project has been an exciting challenge and gave us a unique chance to approach Pud and Ham’s story outside of a traditional format. We got to explore their many parallel and interwoven paths, which resulted in our story room becoming a complex web of post-it notes, push pins and string. Quite a dizzying sight for anyone witnessing one of our story pitches!”
Curtis Lelash, Director of Original Animation, Netflix, said: “We Lost Our Human combines the very best of animation, comedy and interactivity, expanding the possibilities of how stories are told today. We can’t wait for audiences of all ages to take this hilarious journey with Pud and Ham, because their fate rests in the audiences hands… literally.”