Unikitty is coming to the Cartoon Network. The LEGO Movie was a huge hit for Warner Bros., grossing over $469 million worldwide, not to mention the vast amount of money made from merchandising. The movie itself has a sequel in the works, set to arrive in 2019, but such was the popularity of characters within the franchise, that multiple spinoffs have now occurred.
LEGO Batman was undoubtedly one of the most favorite characters from the first movie, and he was the first to enjoy his own solo film, too. Released in February, 2017, The LEGO Batman Movie also featured multiple Justice League characters as well as the wider DC universe. The LEGO Ninjago Movie will also arrive this December, and follows the previous movies in the LEGO franchise in its humorous approach to storytelling. Now, another of The LEGO Movie’s most lovable characters is set for her own spinoff too, in the form of a TV series.
EW is reporting that Unikitty, the pink and white kitty unicorn hybrid, will make her solo debut in animated form over on the Cartoon Network channel. The Warner Bros. animated TV show will follow Unikitty, ruler of a kingdom where she likes everyone to be happy. She is, after all, a magical kitty unicorn. She sets about eradicating all negativity from her kingdom, with happiness, creativity, dance parties, and probably lots of rainbows and sparkles. Oh, and the friends she has along for the ride are called Dr. Fox and Puppycorn. That’s a puppy unicorn hybird. This show really does have it all. Take a look at the artwork for the show, below:
Unikitty will be voiced by Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!), alongside voice acting regulars Grey Griffin (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!), Kate Micucci (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!), Roger Craig Smith (Regular Show), Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots), and H. Michael Croner (Review). Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the writers/directors of The LEGO Movie, are onboard as executive producers.
On the surface, the very idea of a Unikitty animated series is something that would only interest the 5-years-old-and-under crowd. However, if the show manages to bring in some of the humor from The LEGO Movie, where the jokes worked on multiple levels, then the appeal could soon spread to adults too, in the same way that shows such as Animanics or the Looney Tunes have done. Besides, kitty unicorns, puppy unicorns, dance parties, and living in a kingdom where negativity is banned, what’s not to love? In fact, when can we move there?
There is currently no release date or title set for the Unikitty animated series.