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Orion and the Dark: An Animated Fantasy Adventure Comedy

“Orion and the Dark” is a 2024 American animated film that combines fantasy, adventure, and comedy elements. Produced by DreamWorks Animation, with animation by Mikros Animation and distribution by Netflix, the film marks the directorial debut of Sean Charmatz. It is based on Emma Yarlett’s 2014 children’s book of the same name and features a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. The movie boasts a star-studded voice cast including Jacob Tremblay, Paul Walter Hauser, Colin Hanks, Mia Akemi Brown, Ike Barinholtz, Nat Faxon, Golda Rosheuvel, Natasia Demetriou, Aparna Nancherla, Carla Gugino, Matt Dellapina, and Angela Bassett. Robert Lydecker and Kevin Lax composed the musical score for the film.

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Premiere and Release

Orion and the Dark

“Orion and the Dark” had its premiere at the TUDUM Theater in Los Angeles on January 27, 2024, and was subsequently released on Netflix on February 2 of the same year.

Critical Reception

The film has garnered positive reviews from critics, who have praised its engaging screenplay, vibrant animation, thematic depth, and stellar voice performances.