DreamWorks’ 3D computer-animated 2015 feature film “Home,” which stars Rihanna (providing the voice for the starring character – an enterprising girl named Tip), is becoming a Netflix series.
The post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy, follows a resourceful little girl named Tip (Rihanna) who manages to avoid capture when Earth is taken over by the overly-confident alien race the Boov, who are in search of a new place to call home. All humans are promptly relocated, while the Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet. While on the run, Tip finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
Jennifer Lopez voices Tip’s mother, and Steve Martin does the same for Captain Smek, the leader of the Boov race. In addition to her starring voice role, Rihanna also recorded a concept album featuring original songs from the film.
In the upcoming Netflix animated series, the dynamic duo (Tip and Oh) are back in DreamWorks Animation’s “Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh” with Rachel Crow (“Rio 2,” “X Factor”) replacing Rihanna and giving voice to Tip, while Mark Whitten (“Rolling High”) will be the voice of Oh.
Picking up where the hit 2015 animated film left off and building upon their enduring friendship, this coming-of-age buddy comedy follows fearless Tip and overenthusiastic Oh, as they navigate the crazily combined human and alien culture they live in, finding adventure everywhere they go. And just as Rihanna provided original music for the movie, Rachel Crow will do the same for the Netflix series.
Joining the voice cast are Ana Ortiz (“Devious Maids”), Ron Funches (“Get Hard”), and Matt Jones (“Breaking Bad”).
Throughout the series’ first season, recurring and guest-starring voices will feature comedy actors Cheri Oteri (“Saturday Night Live,” “Liar Liar”), Abby Elliot (“Saturday Night Live”), Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Blades of Glory”), and Wayne Knight (“Jurassic Park,” “Seinfeld”).
Developed by Ryan Crego (“Shrek Forever After”) and Thurop Van Orman (“The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack”), the series is executive produced by Ryan Crego.
The first season will be available exclusively to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France beginning July 29.
This is the second Netflix project that Rachel Crow is attached to; the other, announced on this blog yesterday, is a crime-comedy feature film titled “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train,” from director Sydney Freeland.
In addition to “Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh,” Netflix will launch several new original series in partnership with DreamWorks Animation in 2016. Along with a reimagining of pop culture phenomenon “Voltron,” also comes “Trollhunters” from Guillermo del Toro, a new, fantastical world centered on two best friends and the startling discovery made beneath their hometown.