Netflix is hitting the grindstone as they acquired the rights to Jeff Smith’s award-winning, international comic book series, Bone. The comic book cartoon is part of Netflix’s attempt to appeal to a young audience. It is going to follow the Bone cousins as they explore the desert and a mysterious valley.
His comic was a huge success with eight million copies sold in the US alone and published in 30 countries since 1991. Smith’s series is the winner of over 40 national and international awards. According to THR, Smith is going to oversee the cartoon’s creation and appears to be very excited about the project.
I’ve waited a long time for this. Netflix is the perfect home for Bone. Fans of the books know that the story develops chapter by chapter and book by book. An animated series is exactly the way to do this! The team at Netflix understands Bone and is committed to doing something special — this is good news for kids and cartoon lovers all over the world.
Smith’s history with the series is quite meaningful as he began making comics with the characters in it in 1991. He was 10-years-old at the time. He continued to produce the comic until 2004 where it clocked in at 55 issues.
Netflix going all in on the children’s entertainment market is not new, recently, the studio has brought on Doc McStuffins‘ creator, Chris Nee, as well as Gravity Falls‘ creator Alex Hirsch alongside other kid entertainment producers. They also plan to make animated adaptions to Roald Dahl’s roster of properties including Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and more.