IMDb launched the platform’s first-ever animated series “You’re Not a Monster” this week. The show focuses on the daily struggles faced by classic movie monsters, and features a long list of popular comedians. The 10-episode, short-form series premiered its trailer on the IMDboat during San Diego Comic-Con back in July and officially released on October 10th on IMDb.com and the IMDb mobile apps. You can also stream the show in the U.S. on IMDbTV, the IMDb TV app on Fire TV, and the Prime Video app. The series joins the other IMDb original projects like “The IMDb Show,” “IMDbrief” and “Casting Calls.”
The official description reads, “You’re Not a Monster demonstrates that even classic movie monsters have emotional issues – because the only thing worse than being undead is being unloved.”
In the show, Kelsey Grammer voices a former psychiatrist-turned-vampire. He mentors his great-great grandson “Max” (Eric Stonestreet), a therapist who has inherited his practice. In each 4 to 5 minute episode, Max treats classic monsters, including Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and Medusa as they seek therapeutic help. Rounding out the series cast is Aparna Nancherla as a demon receptionist, Ellie Kemper as a therapist who thinks Max is imagining everything, and Peter Grosz, Langston Kerman, Joel Kim Booster, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amber Ruffin, Amy Sedaris, and Milana Vayntrub as monsters.
“Monsters are people, too,” said Grammer, who serves as executive producer of the series. Grammer has voiced popular animated characters in the past, including “Gary the Rat,” “Storks,” “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia” and several decades as Sideshow Bob on “The Simpsons.”
The comedy series is created and written by 4-time Emmy-winner Frank Lesser (The Colbert Report), and Lily Stuart Streiff serves as Animation Director. “As a movie fan, I’ve always loved IMDb and am excited to work with them to humanize these inhuman creatures,” said Lesser. “Plus, I figured this would be the easiest way to get another credit on my IMDb page. You’re Not a Monster is a show with a lot of heart. And, yes, sometimes that heart is lying in a pool of blood, but it still looks adorable thanks to Lily’s Streiff’s delightful character design.”
The first four episodes dropped on October 10th, and the remaining 6 episodes will be available to stream on October 17th. “You’re Not a Monster” is produced for IMDb by Bold Soul Studios, Grammnet and Ranker in Los Angeles, California.
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