The production process for Abominable began almost a decade ago in 2010. Back then, the film was titled Everest, and the director was Jill Culton. Jill was replaced by Tim Johnson and Todd Wilderman, but she got back on the production team in 2018.
Abominable follows the story of a Yeti and a young girl named Yi (Chloe Bennet). The Yeti escapes from its confinement and lands on Yi’s rooftop. Yi finds out that the Yeti is harmless and, that it is injured. She takes care of the Yeti, and they form a close bond. Yi names the Yeti Everest.
Afterwards, Yi and her friends Peng (Albert Tsai) and Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) embark on a journey to take Everest back home. Everest lives on the highest point on earth. However, the journey to Everest’s home isn’t easy, and they have to overcome a lot of struggles. The trio has to evade a rich man (Eddie Izzard) and a zoologist (Sarah Paulson) trying to capture Yeti before he gets home.
Abominable is a ‘serious’ animated film, but the fantastic visuals and the storyline keep you glued to the screen. The film was released on 27th September in the United States, and it has received a great reception.
Will Abominable come to Netflix?
Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that Abominable will come to Netflix.
Abominable was produced by DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio. DreamWorks Animation and Netflix have a good relationship, but DreamWorks recently signed a streaming deal with Netflix competitor Hulu.
The deal gave Hulu rights over DreamWorks animation’s theatrical releases. Hulu also got rights to a back catalog of DreamWorks animation films.
Similar films in Netflix
Abominable won’t be coming to Netflix, but the following animated films are available.
Incredibles 2 – Incredibles 2 follows from the first Incredibles movie, but with Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) doing most of the superhero work, while Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) raises their hyperactive and moody children. It’s a great film for the whole family.
The Breadwinner – This Oscar-nominated film follows the story of a young Afghanistan girl trying to provide for her family. Parvana has to defy the strict and oppressive Taliban rules that undermine women to ensure the survival of her family. It is a tough film to watch, but it carries a powerful message.