Hulu is the new home for the Kulipari franchise. The announcement comes today as Hulu announced a partnership with OVFX Studios, the animation studio from the Outlook Company. This partnership will make Hulu the new home for the entire Kulipari franchise, which is based on the children’s books written by former NFL player Trevor Pryce. Debuting on Hulu in late 2023, the third and latest season will be called A King Rises. It will be a three-episode arc that will bring the Amphibilands saga to the close. It will culminate with the coronation of a new King of the Lands. A 3D version of Kulipari: An Army of Frogs will also be released on Hulu.
The series is both written and directed by Pryce. The projects are being produced by The Outlook Company, a minority-owned, innovative digital animation and production studio in Baltimore in the Hoen Building, a new development near the Johns Hopkins Medical campus. It houses a world-class, high-end capability animation studio with 80 artists, and has become the leader in the growing art ecosystem in the Mid-Atlantic region, particularly in Baltimore.
“We are beyond excited to partner with Hulu on the next productions of the ‘Kulipari’ Franchise,” said Pryce. “They’ve been inspiring to us, and have trusted our process from the beginning. Especially being a new studio, one that is embracing cutting-edge technology and is partly funded with public and private capital, and staffed with mostly first-time artists, this is the opportunity we needed to show what this part of the world could do in the competitive franchise and pop culture space. And to do this in both 2D and 3D, we couldn’t have picked better partners to help us with that mission.”
The first two seasons of the show, Kulipari: An Army of Frogs and also Kulipari: Dreamwalker both begin streaming today on Hulu as new special editions. This includes remastered new artwork, remixed sound, and also credit sequences. Both season are featured in Hulu’s Black Stories Always hub where Black stories are honored in February for Black History Month and also year-round.
Are you excited about A King Rises joining Kulipari: An Army of Frogs and Kulipari: Dreamwalker on Hulu this year? Have you seen the series before? What did you think? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!