IDW’s Brutal Nature Gets Adult Animated Series Adaptation at Ánima


Ánima strikes a deal to develop an adult animated series based on IDW Publishing’s Brutal Nature by Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti.

IDW Entertainment has officially entered a development deal with Ánima, the leading animation studio in Latin America. Under this deal, IDW and Ánima will develop and produce an adult animated series based on IDW Publishing’s comic book series Brutal Naturecreated by Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti.

Brutal Nature centers on “a collection of masks that transforms a young man into innumerable beasts and monsters.” The animated series was created by Saracino and Olivetti. Fernando De Fuentes and José C. García de Letona of Ánima are producing alongside the IDW team. Saracino and Olivetti’s original comic ran for four issues in 2016. In it, main protagonist Ich uses the ancient power of the masks to embark on “a battle that pits the indigenous people of Colombia against the encroaching Spanish empire.”

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“We’ve always been big fans of what Ánima has been doing in the animation space, so we are thrilled with their passion for partnering on Brutal Nature,” said IDW Entertainment executive vice president Paul Davidson. “Their sensibilities will truly expand the amazing world that Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti created.”

“Working with IDW to develop such a unique project is really exciting,” added the aforementioned Garcia de Letona, Ánima’s COO. “brutal Nature will help us keep building up high quality stories with a Latin sensibility that can be enjoyed all over the world and we can’t think of a better partner to achieve it.”


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Brutal Nature Is IDW’s Latest Screen Project

Of course, Brutal Nature will not be the first on-screen adaptation of an IDW comic. Currently, IDW Entertainment produces the live-action Netflix series Locke & Keybased on the IDW comic of the same name by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Locke & Key currently has two seasons under its belt, with a third set to premiere in just a few days on Aug. 10. IDW Entertainment is also producing Surfside Girls, which is set to premiere on Apple TV+ on Aug. 19. The live-action show is based on the Surfside Girls series of graphic novels by Kim Dwinell, which are published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing.


Meanwhile, Ánima is currently celebrating its 20th year as a Latin American animation powerhouse. The studio recently teamed with DC and Warner Bros. for Aztec Batman: Clash of Empires, an upcoming animated film that re-imagines the Dark Knight as an Aztec warrior fighting to project his home from invaders. Some of Ánima’s other projects include Cleo & Cuquin, Brave Bunnies and Space Chickens in Space.

Source: IDW Entertainment and Ánima

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