Abominable and the Invisible City
Genre
Based onCharacters created
by Jill Culton
Developed byKatherine Nolfi
Voices of
Theme music composerGeorge Shaw
ComposerGeorge Shaw
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producerJim Schumann
Running time22 minutes
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television
Original release
Network
ReleaseOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05) –
March 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)

Abominable and the Invisible City is an American animated streaming television series that is produced from DreamWorks Animation under DreamWorks Animation Television. The series acts as a follow-up to the 2019 film, Abominable, which was co-produced by Pearl Studio, and continues Yi's adventures to a mythical world of creatures beyond Everest, a yeti she befriended and joins her along with Jin and Peng to the new world. Chloe Bennett, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, and Michelle Wong reprise their respective roles as Yi, Jin, and Mei, while Ethan Loh, Darin De Paul, Alan Cumming, and Karen Huie voice Peng, Everest, Burnish, and Nai Nai, respectively, replacing Albert Tsai, Joseph Izzo, Eddie Izzard, and Tsai Chin from the original film.

The series premiered on October 5, 2022, with 10 episodes on Peacock and Hulu.[1] A second and final season was released on March 29, 2023.[2]

Premise

After the events of the film, Yi, Jin, and Peng know that there's a whole magical world out there and discover that their surroundings are teeming with magical creatures in need of their help. With the help of their old yeti friend Everest, they'll set out on a journey throughout their city and beyond.

Cast

Vic Chao, Stephanie Sheh, Caleb Yen, Natalie Chan, Donald Chang, Kara Wang and Harrison Xu provided additional voices.

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110October 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
210March 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)

Season 1 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
11"Everest Returns"Jim SchumannKatherine NolfiEmmanuel Deligiannis, Amelia Kasten, Ruolin Li and Laurianne UyOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
22"Welcome Home, Everest!"Ruolin LiTiffany Lo & Ethel LungAmelia Kasten and Laurianne UyOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
33"Sewer Koi and the Museum Heist"Kevin WottonKatherine NolfiAnne Yi, Darwin Tan and Hayden MorrisOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
44"Peng vs. Peng"Lianne HughesTiffany Lo & Ethel LungAdam Murphy, Ian Young and Quyth TruongOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
55"Jin's New Look"Ruolin LiTiffany So & Saba SaghafiAmelia Kasten and Laurianne UyOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
66"A Cabbage Kinda Day"Kevin WottonAnnie NishidaAnne Yi, Darwin Tan and Hayden MorrisOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
77"Yeti Supersitious"Lianne Hughes & Pete JacobsAndi Shu HesterAdam Murphy, Ian Young and Quyth TruongOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
88"Toad-al Recall"Ruolin LiKyel WhiteAmelia Kasten and Laurianne UyOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
99"Chinese Nian Year"Pete JacobsTiffany Lo & Ethel LungAdam Murphy, Ian Young and Quyth TruongOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)
1010Kevin WottonAnne Yi, Darwin Tan and Hayden Morris

Season 2 (2023)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date [4]
111"Wu You Gonna Call?"Ruolin LiKyel WhiteAmelia Kasten and Laurianne UyMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)
122"The Ditch Sitch"Kevin WottonElizabeth ChunAnne Yi, Darwin Tan, Hayden Morris and Mark SonntagMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)
133"Tales from the Fox’s Tails"Pete JacobsTiffany Lo & Ether LungAdam Murphy, Ian Young, Quynh Truong and Mark SonntagMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)
144"Yi’s LiLi-est Fan"Ruolin LiKyel WhiteAmelia Kasten and Laurianne UyMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)
155"Qilin-mania"Kevin WottonElizabeth ChunAnne Yi, Darwin Tan and Hayden MorrisMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)
166"Shack Attack"Pete JacobsTiffany Lo & Ethel LungAdam Murphy, Ian Young, Mark Sonntag and Quynh TruongMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)
177"We Meat Again"Ruolin LiKyel WhiteAmelia Kasten and Laurianne UyMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)
188"A Hair-ifying Night"Kevin WottonElizabeth ChunAnne Yi, Andries Martiz, Darwin Tan and Hayden MorrisMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)
199"Please Hold for the Next Representative"Pete JacobsTiffany Lo & Ethel LungAdam Murphy, Andries Martiz, Darwin Tan and Quynh TruongMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)
2010"Please Hold While We Connect You"Ruolin LiTiffany Lo & Ethel LungAmelia Kasten and Laurianne UyMarch 29, 2023 (2023-03-29)

Production

On February 11, 2022, it was announced that Peacock had ordered a CG animated series from DreamWorks Animation Television serving as a follow up to the film, titled Abominable and the Invisible City. The series chronicles Yi, Jin and Peng learning more about Everest and the magical creatures of the world. Spirit Riding Free producers Jim Schumann and Katherine Nolfi executive produced the series, Tiffany Lo and Ethel Lung served as story editors, and Bennet and Trainor reprised their roles of Yi and Jin from the film with Alan Cumming replacing Izzard as Burnish.[5][6] In addition to Bennett respiring her role, she became an consulting producer on the show as well.

To create the creatures featured in the show, Tiffany Lo and Ethel Lung both grew up hearing about the magical creatures, taking stories they'd heard as children and bring these creatures to life the way they've imagined them for years.[7]

Animation services was provided by CGCG from Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous rather than Technicolor Animation Productions.

Broadcast

Outside the United States, it aired on DreamWorks Channel Asia in 2023. The series premiered on PIE Channel in Philippines on September 11, 2023, YTV in Canada, Sky Kids and Sky Showcase in United Kingdom, Rai Gulp in Italy, Clan in Spain, Super RTL in Germany, e.tv in South Africa in 2023.

Accolades

The first episode "Everest Returns" won for Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Children at the 50th Annie Awards.[8]

References

  1. ^ "DreamWorks Debuts Trailer & Cast List for 'Abominable and the Invisible City'". 7 September 2022. Archived from the original on 7 September 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  2. ^ "DreamWorks Trailers S2 of 'Abominable and the Invisible City'". 15 March 2023. Archived from the original on 17 March 2023. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  3. ^ "DreamWorks Debuts Trailer & Cast List for 'Abominable and the Invisible City'". 7 September 2022. Archived from the original on 7 September 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Shows A-Z – Abominable and the Invisible City on Hulu". The Futon Critic. Archived from the original on July 24, 2023. Retrieved March 19, 2023.
  5. ^ Del Rosario (February 11, 2022). "Peacock Bolsters Animated Kids Programming Slate With 'Megamind,' 'Abominable' Series & More". Deadline. Archived from the original on February 11, 2022. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  6. ^ "Peacock Doubles Kids' Animation Slate with Fresh Originals & DreamWorks Franchise Shows". 11 February 2022. Archived from the original on 11 February 2022. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  7. ^ "'Abominable and the Invisible City' Offers a Modern, 'Therapeutic' Twist on Chinese Folklore". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on 2022-11-02. Retrieved 2022-11-02.
  8. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (January 17, 2023). "Annie Awards: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Leads Feature Competition With Nine Noms". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 29, 2023.