An unexpected animated film hits Netflix


Netflix has expanded its roster of in-house animated titles throughout 2021, and nearly every single one of them has garnered solid audience numbers and spent a significant amount of time on the platform’s most-watched list.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Troll Hunters: Rise of the Titans, Back to the Outback, Vivo, Wish dragon and others have all done very well among the subscribers, and even the R-rated America: the movie generated some buzz despite being widely panned by critics.

The latest unexpected animated hit comes in the form of Hilda and the King of the Mountain, which premiered on December 30. Luke Pearson wrote the screenplay for the feature film adaptation of his own series of graphic novels, with Andy Coyle directing and The last of us star Bella Ramsey voicing the title heroine.

hilda and the mountain king

Following the acclaimed animated series feature film that won back-to-back Annie Awards for Best Children’s Series, the abandonment of the episodic format did not affect the property’s popularity in any way.

According to FlixPatrol, Hilda and the King of the Mountain jumped 52 spots on the most-watched list since yesterday, and will no doubt continue to grow even more over the next few days as old and new fans tune in.


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