Netflix Just Canceled ‘Kung-Fu Space Punch’ Movie Before It Was Made

Kung Fu Space Punch

Netflix has had a turbulent few weeks, and it looks like the crisis in the streamer’s animation division isn’t over yet. It has just been confirmed that another project in development has been scrapped and the makers are quite unhappy.

This time it is an animated film named Kung-Fu Space Punch which has been dropped by Netflix. The film was first announced in 2017 and at the time it “would revolve around an American kung fu cowboy in space who falls in love with Ramona Sanchez, a hot-headed childhood rival, who is a fanatic. The Mexican police becomes Gaya, the villain famous for the fate of the galaxy while fighting against “Cthullo” according to its creator Jorge R. Gutierrez.

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Gutierrez has previously worked with Netflix. He serves as a writer, voice actor and director on the animated series Maya and the Three, which premiered last year. It’s unclear how far Kung-Fu Space Punch was in development at the time of cancellation, but Gutierrez had previously indicated that the project could be turned from a film to a show and offered some sort of crossover with Maya. can go. Can do

Kung Fu Space Punch

However, what form the finished project will take will always remain a mystery, as Gutierrez took to Twitter (opens in a new tab) to confirm that Netflix has scrapped the project. , “My beloved Kung Space Western is not moving forward on Netflix Animation,” he said in a short social media post.

A follow-up post (opens in a new tab) indicated that Kung-Fu Space Punch may finally see the light of day, but it won’t be on Netflix: “Not dead, dead. Netflix just isn’t running animation on it. Meaning I have to set up in a different studio to do it, that’s definitely what my plan is. I love the idea and it will be done,” Gutierrez said.

This is far from the only project that has recently been canceled at Netflix Animation. Last month, the animation-focused subdivision of Streamer canceled four projects, and an in-development adaptation of the beloved Bone graphic novel series was also canceled in April. The cancellation comes in the wake of a wrapper report (opens in a new tab) that suggests that Netflix’s animation output is going through turmoil.

It’s not just animated projects that Netflix is ​​finishing right now. Netflix’s list of shows canceled in 2022 grows every month and already includes high-profile dropouts like Archive 81, The Baby-sitters Club and Rising Dion.

Netflix is ​​definitely feeling the pressure right now and recently confirmed plans to add an ad-supported tier and crack down on password sharing in an effort to stem the tide of audience exit.

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