Night Of The Animated Dead Announced

Who doesn’t like zombies? Unless you’re in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, it seems most people enjoy them.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the upcoming Night of the Animated Dead movie. This will be the chance to revisit George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic in a way you never would have expected.

The release will be an animated adaptation of the 1968 story with never-before-seen “exclusive animated scenes” not found in the original live-action movie. It deals with the story of siblings Barbara and Johnny visiting their father’s grave. Soon they become overrun by zombies, and Barbara seeks shelter in an abandoned farmhouse along with other stranded motorists.

The voice cast features Josh Duhamel (Jupiter’s Legacy, Transformers) as Harry Cooper, Dulé Hill (The West Wing, Psych) as Ben, Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) as Barbara, James Roday Rodriguez (A Million Little Things, Psych) as Tom, Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica) as Judy, Will Sasso (MadTV) as Sheriff McClelland, Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) as Johnny and Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing) as Helen Cooper. 

Executive Producers are Richard Potter (Diciembres), Thomas DeFeo (The Seventh Day) and Jamie Elliott (Fighting with My Family). Producers are Ralph E. Portillo, p.g.a. (Buddy Games), Robert Feldman, p.g.a. (Dr. Shroud) and Kevin Kasha (I Spit on Your Grave). Animation services were provided by Demente Animation Studio. The original Night of the Living Dead was written by George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead) and John Russo (The Majorettes, Santa Claws). Night of the Animated Dead was produced by Michael J. Luisi, p.g.a. (The Call, Oculus) and directed by Jason Axinn (To Your Last Death).

There will also be a “Making of the Animated Dead” special feature on the Blu-ray and DVD.

Night of the Animated Dead will be available on Digital September 21, 2021, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD on October 5. Pre-orders will be available starting on August 10.

Are you looking forward to revisiting the classic story in animated form?

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