Netflix’s ‘Disenchantment’ Brings Comedic Relief to Modern Medieval Times – Review

From the creators of The Simpsons and Futurama, ‘Disenchantment” is the perfect blend of comedy and fantasy you never knew you needed.

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Think you’re too told to watch a medieval-inspired animation series? Think again. 

Today, Netflix dropped the inaugural season of Disenchantment and it’s bound to have you laughing your ass off throughout each of the ten episodes. Staged on a crumbling medieval kingdom called Dreamland, Disenchantment brings viewers into the comedic misadventures of a hard-drinking young princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson), her feisty elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Eric Andre). Along the way, the oddball trio encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

“[Disenchantment] is somewhere between The Simpsons, Monty Python, and Game of Thrones. It has that ‘Simpsons’ style and comedic point of view,” said Eric Andre, the voice of main character Luci with a distinct admiration. “It’s serialized like a Game of Thrones season and is the next level in Matt Groening’s line of work.” 

“The animation is so beautifully done that it’s like 3D,” added Nat Faxon, who lends his voice to Elfo, told Celeb Secrets EXCLUSIVELY. “I give credit to the animators who work on this show and to Rough Draft Studios because you feel like you are a big part of it when you are doing it and then you see the show. There are so many people who contribute to it, and I feel lucky to be any part.”

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With a star-studded cast like Jacobson, Andre, and Faxon, along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery to its talented list of executive producers, Disenchantment gives a refreshing look on medieval times while reminding us why animated sitcoms still exist today. With the help of Netflix, the ten-episode series has an unprecedented style to animation and comedy to viewers living in a world that need a few laughs. 

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, David Herman, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre, Matt Groening, Creator/Executive Producer, Cindy Holland, VP, Content Acquisition and Original Series, Netflix,

At the red carpet premiere on Tuesday (August 14), we asked executive producer, Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama) what it’s like to bring this time frame back to the screen since the last resurgence of this genre was Lord of the Rings. His response? Something we never even realized was true. 

“We’re sort of living in the modern dark ages now, so something like Disenchantment it’s pretty fitting,” Weinstein said.  

After much thought, we couldn’t agree more. 

From neglect in labor to our education systems, we truly are in a present day medieval times. The only difference is, we have an abundance of technology. But what good is technology if we can’t feed or house the people who can use them? If shows like Disenchantment can raise awareness to our current political and social climate, maybe the general public can get inspired to make some changes in their neighborhood.  

Learn more about Disenchantment by watching the full trailer below.

Love the trailer? Watch the first season of Disenchantment on Netflix now.