Netflix's new animated film Nimona now has a teaser trailer and a release date.
Based on The New York Times best-selling graphic novel by ND Stevenson, Nimona follows its titular shapeshifting hero (voiced by out actor Chloë Grace Moretz) as she works to help disgraced knight Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed) clear his name of a crime he didn't commit. Netflix describes the film as "an epic tale about finding friendship in the most surprising situations and accepting yourself and others for who they are."
Nimona began as a project at the now-shuttered Blue Sky Studios and changed hands several times before being picked up by Annapurna Pictures and Netflix.
The debut teaser trailer for the film opens with an ironic spin on Disney-esque princess stories before showcasing its flashy, vibrant animation and punk-rock aesthetics. The trailer also reveals a number of Nimona's shapeshifting forms as she turns into a gorilla, whale, rhino, horse, and armadillo — all of them pink.
In addition to Moretz and Ahmed, the film stars The Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang, Frances Conroy of American Horror Story, Lorraine Toussaint, and other queer talent like RuPaul Charles, Julio Torres, and Indya Moore. Saturday Night Live actors Beck Bennett and Sarah Sherman are also lending their voices to the project.
The Nimona graphic novel is notably queer, featuring a gender non-conforming lead character and a same-sex relationship between Ballister Boldheart and Ambrosius Goldenloin, another knight.
Nimona premieres globally on Netflix on June 30.
You can check out the official teaser for Nimona below.
Nimona | Official Teaser | Netflixwww.youtube.com