If you are a true 90s kid, chances are that you have read or at least heard of Bone comic book series. Created by Jeff Smith, the series tells the story of three Bone cousins that land up in a magical valley and have to set it free. To do so, they have to defeat the Lord of the Locusts.
This mission takes them on wonderful adventures – sometimes great but other times scary. Originally published in 1991, the 55 issues of the comic book wrapped up in 2004. The animator Jeff Smith cites comic book artists such as Walt Kelly and Carl Barks as his inspiration for Bone.
And now we are finally getting a cinematic version of the cult comic book. Netflix has confirmed that a Bone series is underway. Smith also spoke about the long-awaited project and is excited about a full-fledged animated series. This, he said will bring justice to the chapter by chapter development of the storyline.
However, this isn’t the first time that the creator has tried to put the comic book on the silver screen. As far back as the nineties, there were always attempts and talks to adapt Bone into a movie or animated series. Nickelodeon was one of the most famous studios of the lot. But, while Smith said in a later interview that he like the studio’s executives and the creative talks, they disagreed on an important point.
They wanted to add a Britney Spear or NSYNC song to popularize the project. But Smith adamantly denied it. Next came Warner Bros with Mark Osborne at the helm. They wanted to create a trilogy of films on Bone. But that deal also fizzled out and we heard no more about it.
Now, after almost two decades of waiting, we are finally getting an animated series of Bone. Hallelujah!