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All Hail King Julien is an American computer-animated television series. It stars King Julien, Maurice, and Mort from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar franchise and takes place in Madagascar and before the events of the first film making it a prequel.[3] It is the second DreamWorks Animation show to be based on the Madagascar franchise.

All Hail King Julien
All Hail King Julien poster.jpg
Genre
Based onCharacters created by Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell from the DreamWorks Animation feature Madagascar
Voices of
Opening theme"Who Da King" by Blaze N Vill[1]
Composer(s)Frederik Wiedmann
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes78 (88 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Mitch Watson
Bret Haaland
Running time22 minutes[2]
Production company(s)DreamWorks Animation Television
Release
Original networkNetflix
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseDecember 19, 2014 –
December 1, 2017
External links
Website

The series debuted on December 19, 2014, on Netflix when the first five 22-minute episodes were released.[2] Season 2 was released on October 16, 2015.[4] Season 3 was released on June 17, 2016,[5] Season 4 was released on November 11, 2016,[6] while Season 5, subtitled Exiled, was released on May 12, 2017. The sixth and final season was released on December 1, 2017. The series is currently showing reruns on Universal Kids and ABC Me.

PremiseEdit

When King Julien XII (also known as Uncle King Julien), a very strict and cowardly ring-tailed lemur is foretold to be eaten by fossa (spelled and pronounced as "foosa"), he abdicates his throne in favor of his nephew, who becomes King Julien XIII, a fun, notorious party animal, who now has an entire kingdom of lemurs to lead on his own. While Uncle King Julien is gone, the new King Julien gets into various troubles in the company of his adviser Maurice, his head of security Clover the crowned lemur, and his biggest fan Mort. All the while, his devious uncle returns and tries to get rid of his nephew to reclaim the throne. Aside from Uncle King Julien and the foosa, Julien deals with other threats like the mad fanaloka Karl, and Clover's twin sister Crimson.

At the end of the fourth season, King Julien is dethroned and forced into exile by King Koto and his army but successfully defeats Koto and regains his kingdom in the fifth season, subtitled Exiled. The sixth and final season takes place after Koto's demise; villains such as Karl and Uncle King Julien decide to give up their evil ways and start a new life. This all leads up to the arrival of Alex on Madagascar (setting the stage of the first film) just as Clover leaves with her husband, Sage Moondancer, on their honeymoon.

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
1105December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)
5April 3, 2015 (2015-04-03)
216October 16, 2015 (2015-10-16)
313June 17, 2016 (2016-06-17)
413November 11, 2016 (2016-11-11)
Exiled13May 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)
613December 1, 2017 (2017-12-01)

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The series was announced in March 2014 as part of an agreement between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, under which the studio will develop more than 300 hours of exclusive programming for the service.[9] The series is based on the characters from Madagascar, but is a prequel, set prior to the events of the film series.[10] Danny Jacobs, Andy Richter and Kevin Michael Richardson reprised their roles from previous Madagascar media, while Henry Winkler, India de Beaufort and Betsy Sodaro joined the cast.[11]

ReceptionEdit

The series has garnered favorable reviews, receiving critical acclaim particularly for its cultural relevance. Additionally, Jacobs and the rest of the cast were praised for their voice acting in the series. After the initial release of the first five episodes, Robert Lloyd of Los Angeles Times wrote in his review that the series "succeeds on matters of style, script, timing and performance, not the number of individual hairs rendered in a patch of fur. And Julien delivers on all the important accounts."[12]

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2015 Daytime Emmy Awards[13][14] Outstanding Children's Animated Program Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson, Randy Dormans, Nicholas Filippi, Chris Neuhahn and Katie Ely Won
Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Danny Jacobs (as King Julien) Won
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special Ania O'Hare Won — tied with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Christo Stamboliev Nominated
Outstanding Original Song — Main Title and Promo Will Fuller and Alex Geringas (for "Who's da King") Nominated
2016 Daytime Emmy Awards[15][16] Outstanding Children's Animated Program Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson, Randy Dormans, Chris Neuhahn and Katie Ely Nominated
Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Danny Jacobs (as King Julien) Nominated
Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program Mitch Watson, Michael Ryan, Sharon Flynn, Sonam Shekhawat and Elliott Owen Won
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Stephen Heneveld, Christo Stamboliev, James Wootton and Collette Sunderman Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation Devon Bowman, Chris Gresham, Andrew Ing, DJ Lynch, Peter Munters, Lawrence Reyes, Ian Nyeste, Mishelle Fordham, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation Devon Bowman, Vicki Lemar, Aran Tanchum, Ian Nyeste and DJ Lynch Nominated
Outstanding Original Song Frederik Wiedmann and Mitch Watson (for "True Bromance") Won
2017 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production King Julien Superstar! Nominated
2018 Daytime Emmy Awards[17][18] Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson and Chris Belcher (All Hail King Julien: Exiled) Nominated
Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Andy Richter (as Mort, Grammy Mort, and Smart Mort) (in All Hail King Julien: Exiled) Nominated
Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program Mitch Watson, Benjamin Lapides, Elliott Owen, Michael Ryan (All Hail King Julien) Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation Devon G. Bowman, Ian Nyeste, Alfredo Douglas, Chris Gresham, DJ Lynch, Lawrence Reyes, Jonathan Abelardo, Mark Mercado, Mishelle Fordham, Alfredo Douglas, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti (All Hail King Julien) Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation Devon G. Bowman, Ian Nyeste, Alfredo Douglas, Chris Gresham, DJ Lynch, Lawrence Reyes, Jonathan Abelardo, Mark Mercado, Mishelle Fordham, Alfredo Douglas, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti (All Hail King Julien: Exiled) Won
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation DJ Lynch, Ian Nyeste, Aran Tanchum, Mark Mercado, Jon Abelardo (All Hail King Julien) Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation DJ Lynch, Ian Nyeste, Aran Tanchum, Mark Mercado, Jon Abelardo (All Hail King Julien: Exiled) Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Who's da King (All Hail King Julien Theme) – Single". iTunes. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h DreamWorks Animation (November 3, 2014). "The Wildest Party Ever Hits the Jungle When the Netflix Original Series ALL HAIL KING JULIEN Debuts Dec. 19" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "King Julien". DreamWorks. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Liu, Ed (October 15, 2015). "CLIP: "All Hail King Julien"'s Return to Netflix on October 16, 2015". ToonZone. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Diaz, Eric (June 16, 2016). "DreamWorks' All Hail King Julien Pays Tribute to Two Peaks". Nerdist. Archived from the original on August 26, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Netflix's New Releases Coming in November 2016". The Hollywood Reporter. October 21, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Evry, May (April 4, 2015). "Interview: David Krumholtz Gets Animated in All Hail King Julien and Sausage Party". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Wild Voices" (PDF). MPRM. Retrieved 9 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Spangler, Todd (March 13, 2014). "Netflix to Add Three Original Series from DreamWorks Animation, Sets Debut for New 'Turbo FAST' Episodes". Variety. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  10. ^ "DreamWorks Animation's All Hail King Julien Debuts on Netflix in December". ComingSoon.net. March 13, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  11. ^ Spangler, Todd (November 3, 2014). "Netflix to Stagger Rollout of 'All Hail King Julien' Series from DreamWorks Animation". Variety. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  12. ^ Lloyd, Robert (December 19, 2014). "Review: 'All Hail King Julien' lets the 'Madagascar' rave begin". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  13. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (April 1, 2015). "2015 Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  14. ^ Amidi, Amid (April 25, 2015). "Daytime Emmy Awards Hail King Julien". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  15. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (March 25, 2016). "DWA Netflix Series Dominate Daytime Emmy Animation Noms". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  16. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (May 2, 2016). "'Tumble Leaf' Leads Animated Daytime Emmy Creative Winners". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  17. ^ "THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR THE 45TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS" (PDF). Emmy Awards Official Site. March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "2018 Daytime Emmy winners: Full list of Creative Arts Awards winners and nominees" (PDF). April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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