Animation cinema is not just about Japanese animation and Netflix has understood this. After the successes of Love Death & Robots, the platform of streaming does it again by calling on three independent stop-motion animation talents for its new anthology. This new black and eccentric comedy soberly titled The House is available worldwide from January 14, 2022.
Also read: What Netflix has in store for you in January (2022 releases)
The first images of the trailer communicated by the streaming platform already immerse us in the singular and sensitive universe of Emma de Swaef and Marc Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza. We don’t like, we love!
What is it about ?
In this animated black comedy, a mysterious House unites a poor family, an anxious developer and an exasperated landlord across different eras.
Produced by Nexus Studio, a BAFTA-winning animation studio, this new Netflix original revolves around a house and tells three surreal tales of the families who have lived there over three generations.
At the controls, three talents of stop motion animation
To do this, the Svod giant has surrounded itself with the creme de la creme of frame-by-frame animation:
The first part of The House has been entrusted to Belgian creators Emma of Swaef and Marc James Roels : they are both at the origin of This gorgeous cake! for which they received the André-Martin prize in Annecy, doubled with the prize for the best animated film at the Ottawa international animation film festival.
Niki Lindroth von Bahr brings his unique vision in a second chapter. From the Swedish director and animator we remember Min borda (My Burden), a short film awarded at the Annecy and Toronto festivals. She is on the list of 10 promising animators published by Variety in 2018!
- Paloma Baeza take the last piece of the pie. She is the author of Poles Apart short film awarded at the BAFTA and the Annie Awards, and is also part of the list of 10 animators spotted by Variety.
What do internet users think? (Opinion)
The charm seems to have operated just a day before it was put online. Although disturbing at times, the whole gets the favor of Internet users. Here is a small sample of the first impressions collected on Twitter:
If you are looking for a nice animation program for the whole family this weekend, if you like melancholic tales: “La Maison” on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/R3V9wNcGq7
— Thomas Tribout (@TPtiripou) January 15, 2022
If you like stop motion, go see House/La maison on netflix, it’s out today, it’s 3 short films on the theme of habitat/home,
The 1st is a bit horrifying, the second is an oddity and the last is quite moving pic.twitter.com/S9uv7grlBT
— MindyMindy (@MindyMindy666) January 15, 2022
I just watched “The House” on Netflix and it’s quite disturbing but I really liked it
— CEO of bug types Pokemons✨ (@sarmuraii) January 14, 2022
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The house: three tales, three animation talents brought together in an anthology available in January on Netflix (+Review)