Here’s the official synopsis:
The film marks the solo feature directorial debut of Disney veteran Chris Williams, who was one of the directors on Bolt and Big Hero 6 and a co-director on Moana. In addition to directing, Williams also co-wrote the screenplay (with Nell Benjamin) and produced the film (with Jed Schlanger).
Other announced creative credits include editing by Joyce Arrastia, music by Mark Mancina, and a voice cast starring Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Dan Stevens, and Kathy Burke.
The animation is produced by Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver, whose other credits include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Mitchells vs. The Macchines, Hotel Transylvania 4, Storks, and Over the Moon.
Netflix released the first trailer for The Sea Beast today:
The Sea Beast arrives July 8 on Netflix.
Netflix’s original feature animation slate is wildly eclectic this year with stop-motion features from Guillermo del Toro and Henry Selick, a hand-drawn film from Nora Twomey, and a rotoscope-esque style work from Richard Linklater. But the streamer’s broad slate also includes The Sea Beast, a cg film that has the familiar look of works from other major U.S. animation studios.