What a great way to celebrate the legacy of Llama Llama author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, who passed away of brain cancer in 2016: Netflix Family has announced that an animated new show based on the beloved series will begin streaming on January 26. And one of our favorite celebrity moms is the voice behind Mama Llama — none other than Jennifer Garner.
Garner is part of an impressive team: The show’s creators include include Oscar-winning director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), director Saul Blinkoff (Doc McStuffins), showrunner Joe Purdy, art director Ruben Aquino (Frozen) and Emmy-winning producers Jane Startz and Andy Heyward. Not too shabby.
According to a Deadline.com, “The show tells heart-warming tales about childhood moments and adventures, as well as the special connections between lead character Llama, his family and best friends. Llama and his mother, in particular, share a warm and loving bond — she is his rock and safe haven as her son experiences growing up.”
Check out the newly-released trailer. Our only gripe is that they didn’t use Ludacris’ free-styled take on the book for the theme song.