This summer, a brand new animated film called “Nimona” is coming to our screens. The film tells the story of Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed), who is a knight in a futuristic, medieval world, that is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz), a mischievous teen with a taste for mayhem — who also happens to be a shapeshifting creature Ballister has been trained to destroy. But with the entire kingdom out to get him, Nimona’s the best (or technically the only) sidekick Ballister can hope for. And as the lines between heroes, villains, and monsters start to blur, the two of them set out to wreak serious havoc — for Ballister to clear his name once and for all, and for Nimona to…just wreak serious havoc.
The film has been directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, “Nimona” is an epic tale about finding friendship in the most surprising situations and accepting yourself and others for who they are. Based on the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling graphic novel by ND Stevenson.
Check out the “Nimona” trailer below:
When Is “Nimona” Coming To Disney+?
The simple answer is, No, because the film is being distributed globally by Netflix and will be released globally on Netflix on June 30th 2023.
However, at one point during the film’s development cycle, it was created by Blue Sky Studios, an animation studio owned by 20th Century Fox. And when Disney purchased 20th Century Fox in 2019, it also acquired Blue Sky Studios in the deal and quickly shut down the studio following the release of “Spies In Disguise”. Disney explained that Blue Sky Studios was no longer sustainable for them to run a third animation studio, since it already had Pixar and Walt Disney Studios.
With the closure of Blue Sky Studios, “Nimona” was cancelled, even though the film was apparently “75% complete”. Apparently, there was pushback from Disney executives over the fact that the film included a same-sex kiss. But all was not lost, as just a year later, it was revealed that Netflix had picked up the project, with Annapurna Pictures creating the film with DNEG Animation. And this summer, we will finally get to see the film.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.