DreamWorks Animation said today that Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh, a new animated series based on its 2015 film Home, will debut July 29 on Netflix. Picking up where the film left off, the show is a coming-of-age comedy that sees human girl Tip and the alien being Oh navigate their crazily combined cultures and having plenty of adventures along the way. The series also will feature original musical numbers.
The voice cast is led by Rachel Crow as Tip and Mark Whitten (Rolling High) as Oh, taking over the roles played by Rihanna and Jim Parsons in the film. Ana Ortiz (Devious Maids, Ugly Betty), Ron Funches (Get Hard, Undateable), and Matt Jones (Breaking Bad, Mom) round out the main voice cast. The series also will feature guest appearances by SNL vets Cheri Oteri and Abby Elliot, Napoleon Dynamite star Jon Heder, and Seinfeld alum Wayne Knight. It was developed by Ryan Crego (Sanjay and Craig, Shrek Forever After) and Thurop Van Orman (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack), with Crego serving as executive producer.
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Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh will be the first new series to come from the expanded deal between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation announced back in January. The deal includes a reimagining of Voltron and a new project from Guillermo del Toro called Trollhunters. It also extended the rights of current DreamWorks original kids programming on Netflix markets as well as expanding to include second window rights worldwide, outside of China.
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