Tsuburaya Productions partners with Netflix for new CG-Animated Ultraman Film


Tsuburaya Productions announced Thursday that they would be partnering with Netflix for a Brand New CG-Animated Ultraman movie that will feature the directorial debut of Shannon Tindle, best known for his work Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. Also making his Feature Directorial Debut is John Aoshima, signing on as Co-Director. Tsuburaya Productions had the chance to speak with Shannon Tindle, Takayuki Tsukagoshi (CEO/Chairman Tsuburaya Productions), and Aram Yacoubian, Director of Original Animated Film, Netflix. You can read it here.

CG Ultraman Netflix Teaser
Image Credit: Tsuburaya Productions

“Baseball superstar Ken Sato returns to his home country of Japan to pick up the mantle of Earth-defending superhero Ultraman, but quickly finds more than he bargained for when he’s forced to raise the offspring of his greatest foe, a newborn Kaiju. Struggling to balance the roles of teammate and new father, Ken must confront his own ego, his estranged father, and the conniving Kaiju Defense Force to rise up and discover what it truly means to be Ultraman.”

Official Synopsis


  • Directed by: Shannon Tindle
  • Co-Director: John Aoshima
  • Written by: Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes
  • Produced by: Tom Knott
  • Co-Producer: Lisa Poole
  • Production Company: Tsuburaya Productions, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM)

Speaking of Ultraman films, Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi‘s Shin Ultraman Film Release was delayed due to COVID-19. As for the Television News, Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga is set to air in Japan on July 10th on Ultraman Day.

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