|All Hail King Julien|
|Also known as||King Julien and Pals: Banished (season)|
|Created by||Tom McGrath|
|Based on||Characters created by Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell from the DreamWorks Animation feature Madagascar|
|Opening theme||"Who Da King" by Blaze N Vill|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5 + Banished|
|No. of episodes||78 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Mitch Watson|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company||DreamWorks Animation Television|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||December 19, 2014 –|
December 1, 2017
King Julien and Pals is an American computer-animated 3D streaming television series. It stars King Julien, Maurice, and Mort from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar franchise and takes place in Madagascar before the events of the first film, making it a prequel. It is the second DreamWorks Animation show to be based on the Madagascar franchise.
The series debuted on December 19, 2014, on Netflix when the first five 22-minute episodes were released. Season 2 was released on October 16, 2015. Season 3 was released on June 17, 2016, Season 4 was released on November 11, 2016, while next season, subtitled Exiled, was released on May 12, 2017. The fifth and final season was released on December 1, 2017. The series is currently showing reruns on Universal Kids in the United States and ABC Me in Australia.
When King Julien XII (also known as Uncle King Julien), a very strict and cowardly ring-tailed lemur, is foretold to be eaten by fossa (spelled and pronounced as "foosa"), he abdicates his throne in favor of his nephew, who becomes King Julien XIII, a fun, notorious party animal, who now has an entire kingdom of lemurs to lead on his own. While Uncle King Julien is gone, the new King Julien gets into various troubles in the company of his adviser Maurice, his head of security Clover the crowned lemur, and his biggest fan Mort. All the while, his devious uncle returns and tries to get rid of his nephew to reclaim the throne. Aside from Uncle King Julien and the fossa, Julien deals with other threats like the mad fanaloka Karl and Clover's twin sister Crimson.
At the end of the fourth season, King Julien is dethroned and forced into exile by King Koto and his army but successfully defeats Koto and regains his kingdom in the next season, subtitled Exiled. The fifth and final season takes place after Koto's demise; villains such as Karl and Uncle King Julien decide to give up their evil ways and start a new life. This all leads up to the arrival of Alex on Madagascar (setting the stage of the first film) just as Clover leaves with her husband, Sage Moondancer, on their honeymoon.
Main article: List of All Hail King Julien episodes
|1||10||5||December 19, 2014|
|5||April 3, 2015|
|2||16||October 16, 2015|
|3||13||June 17, 2016|
|4||13||November 11, 2016|
|Exiled||13||May 12, 2017|
|5||13||December 1, 2017|
All Hail King Julien: New Year's Eve Countdown is a three-minute computer-animated film about celebrating New Year on Madagascar.
All Hail King Julien: Happy Birthday to You is a one-minute computer-animated special, which could be used for the birthday of Julien's fan.
Main article: List of Madagascar (franchise) characters
The series was announced in March 2014 as part of an agreement between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, under which the studio will develop more than 300 hours of exclusive programming for the service. The series is based on the characters from Madagascar, but is a prequel, set prior to the events of the film series. Danny Jacobs, Andy Richter and Kevin Michael Richardson reprised their roles from previous Madagascar media, while Henry Winkler, India de Beaufort and Betsy Sodaro joined the cast.
The series has garnered favorable reviews, receiving critical acclaim particularly for its cultural relevance. Additionally, Jacobs and the rest of the cast were praised for their voice acting in the series.
After the initial release of the first five episodes, Robert Lloyd of Los Angeles Times wrote in his review that the series "succeeds on matters of style, script, timing and performance, not the number of individual hairs rendered in a patch of fur. And Julien delivers on all the important accounts."
|2015||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Animated Program||Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson, Randy Dormans, Nicholas Filippi, Chris Neuhahn and Katie Ely||Won|
|Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Danny Jacobs (as King Julien)||Won|
|Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special||Ania O'Hare||Won — tied with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
|Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program||Christo Stamboliev||Nominated|
|Outstanding Original Song — Main Title and Promo||Will Fuller and Alex Geringas (for "Who's da King")||Nominated|
|2016||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Animated Program||Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson, Randy Dormans, Chris Neuhahn and Katie Ely||Nominated|
|Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Danny Jacobs (as King Julien)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program||Mitch Watson, Michael Ryan, Sharon Flynn, Sonam Shekhawat and Elliott Owen||Won|
|Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program||Stephen Heneveld, Christo Stamboliev, James Wootton and Collette Sunderman||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation||Devon Bowman, Chris Gresham, Andrew Ing, DJ Lynch, Peter Munters, Lawrence Reyes, Ian Nyeste, Mishelle Fordham, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation||Devon Bowman, Vicki Lemar, Aran Tanchum, Ian Nyeste and DJ Lynch||Nominated|
|Outstanding Original Song||Frederik Wiedmann and Mitch Watson (for "True Bromance")||Won|
|2017||Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production||King Julien Superstar!||Nominated|
|2018||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Special Class Animated Program||Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson and Chris Belcher (All Hail King Julien: Exiled)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Andy Richter (as Mort, Grammy Mort, and Smart Mort) (in All Hail King Julien: Exiled)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program||Mitch Watson, Benjamin Lapides, Elliott Owen, Michael Ryan (All Hail King Julien)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation||Devon G. Bowman, Ian Nyeste, Alfredo Douglas, Chris Gresham, DJ Lynch, Lawrence Reyes, Jonathan Abelardo, Mark Mercado, Mishelle Fordham, Alfredo Douglas, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti (All Hail King Julien)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation||Devon G. Bowman, Ian Nyeste, Alfredo Douglas, Chris Gresham, DJ Lynch, Lawrence Reyes, Jonathan Abelardo, Mark Mercado, Mishelle Fordham, Alfredo Douglas, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti (All Hail King Julien: Exiled)||Won|
|Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation||DJ Lynch, Ian Nyeste, Aran Tanchum, Mark Mercado, Jon Abelardo (All Hail King Julien)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation||DJ Lynch, Ian Nyeste, Aran Tanchum, Mark Mercado, Jon Abelardo (All Hail King Julien: Exiled)||Won|