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Watch: Netflix's Hilda looks like combination of Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, and Spirited Away

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Sep 12, 2018

Adventure Time and Gravity Falls are both over and Hayao Miyazaki has (technically) retired, but a new Netflix show looks like it'll be a beautiful mixture of all three. That'd be Hilda, an upcoming series based on Luke Pearson's Eisner-winning graphic novel of the same name.

Mixing the surrealism and childlike wonder of Adventure Time, casual supernatural occurrences of Gravity Falls, and awe-inspiring creature designs of Studio Ghibli, Hilda follows its titular character, which Netflix touts as "a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she makes new friends and discovers mysterious creatures who are stranger — and sometimes more dangerous — than she ever expected."

Hilda may look like a cutesy little show for youngsters, but Netflix describes it as "an incredible animated adventure for older kids." That extends to older kids at heart, so feel no shame in wanting to binge this when it arrives next weekend. 

Watch the first trailer below, the most adorable thing you'll see all day:

The Adventure Time comparison makes a lot of sense, as Pearson spent time as a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show that recently aired its final episode.

Hilda is being voiced by Bella Ramsey, who made quite a splash as Lyanna Mormont in Season 7 of Game of Thrones. Her mother is portrayed by Daisy Haggard, the voice of the Ministry elevator in the penultimate Harry Potter movie. Other voices include: Rasmus Hardiker (Mary and the Witch's Flower), Claire Skinner (Sleepy Hollow), Nina Sosanya (Doctor Who), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).

Season 1 of Hilda drops on Netflix Sept. 21 and will comprise 13 episodes directed by Andy Coyle (Atomic Puppet). 

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