The Cuphead Show Preview: Dance Across the Rainbow with Ms. Chalice

With only days to go until Netflix & King Features Syndicate unleashes its animated series adaptation of indie video game franchise sensation, The Cuphead Show, viewers are getting introduced to another member of the cast. With game creators Chad Moldenhauer and Jared Moldenhauer serving as executive producers for Studio MDHR, the series features the vocal talents of Tru Valentino (Cuphead), Frank Todaro (Mugman), Wayne Brady (King Dice), Joe Hanna (Elder Kettle), Luke Millington-Drake (Devil), and Grey Griffin (Ms. Chalice). And speaking of Ms. Chalice, she happens to be getting the spotlight this time around as she shows off her "sunnier side" approach to life (that's almost a little too… "nice"?).

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So for a chance to dance across the rainbow with Ms. Chalice as she sings, dances & shows off a trick or two she has up her sleeves, check out the following clip from Netflix's The Cuphead Show (premiering February 18th):

Here's a look back at King Dice being reminded just how much the Devil doesn't like being disappointed:

And here's a look back at the Devil getting ready to have a devilishly good time- that is, until someone comes bearing bad news:

Now here's a look at the official trailer for The Cuphead Show!, premiering on February 18th (but to get in on the fun early, make sure to head on over to "The Cuphead Show Countdown" site for a new adventure by clicking here):

Based on the award-winning video game, THE CUPHEAD SHOW! follows the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman.

Dave Wasson, CJ Kettler, Moldenhauer, and Moldenhauer executive produce, with Cosmo Segurson serving as co-executive producer. Directed by Adam Paloian (101, 103, 105, 106, 108, 112) and Clay Morrow (102, 104, 107, 109, 110, 111), the series is written by Morrow, Segurson, Paloian, Wasson, and Deeki Deke. Andrea Fernández handles art direction, with music from Ego Plum. And here's a look back at the previously-released preview featuring Brady's King Dice in fine form:

The new animated, all-ages comedy will retain the combination of 2020's style with classic, 1930's Fleischer cartoons-inspired look that made the game so unique. While the game's main storyline of Cuphead and his brother Mugman's deal with The Devil is expected to remain, the series will have the opportunity to expand the game's universe by focusing on new characters, locations, and narratives. Netflix Animation is set to produce, with Emmy Award and Annie Award winner Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) on board to executive produce; and Cosmo Segurson (Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling) set to co-executive produce.

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Image: Netflix

Originally released by game developer and publisher Studio MDHR in 2017, the critically-acclaimed indie game would go on to sell over 4 million copies (and counting), taking home the "Best Independent Game" Award at the 2017 Game Awards as well as a BAFTA Games award for its music. The franchise would quickly move beyond just video games and become a major IP merchandising-wise (a visit to a Hot Topic makes the point perfectly). Known for such iconic pop culture properties as Popeye, Garfield, and Archie, The Cuphead Show! will be King Features' first long-form animated series production but not the last. In February 2019, the company announced new initiatives to build up its franchises across a number of media platforms. Netflix's The Cuphead Show! joins HBO's The Last of Us, Paramount+'s live-action Halo, Ubisoft's Skull & Bones, Village Roadshow's Myst, and more on an ever-growing list of video games being adapted to series,

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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