Battle Kitty

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Battle Kitty
Created byMatt Layzell
Developed by
  • Matt Layzell
  • Paul Layzell
Directed byErik Fountain
Bert Youn[note 1]
Voices of
Theme music composerMax “Maxo” Corburn
Opening themeBreakout
Ending themeThe Champion, Credits Medley
ComposerMax “Maxo” Coburn[1]
Country of originUnited States
Australia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Production
Executive producers
  • Matt Layzell
  • Melissa Cobb
ProducersPaul Layzell[note 3]
Amanda McCann [note 4]
Running time22–54 minutes
Production companies
Animation servicesPlastic Wax[1]
Unreal Engine[1]
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)

Battle Kitty is a interactive animated streaming television series created by Matt Layzell. It was produced in 2022 by Netflix Animation for Netflix.

Synopsis[edit]

Set in a futuristic-medieval world, where warriors from around the world face off in a Battle Royale style competition, Battle Kitty follows the adventures of an adorable yet feisty kitten named Kitty, using magical bows instead of swords or axes, who along with their best friend Orc, embarks on a quest to become a great champion, by training to become a warrior, defeating all the monsters on Battle Island, and collecting their coveted keys. The duo face many obstacles and naysayers on their path to championhood, only to discover a surprise waiting in store for them at the Ancient Ruins.[2]

Cast[edit]

  • Matt Layzell as Kitty, a yellow cat who possesses extreme strength and “power bows”, small bows with the elements imbued within them.
    • Layzell also voice Kitty’s best friend Orc, the youngest son of the Orc King and an expert fashion designer, and ???, a mysterious being introduced at the end of the series.
  • Gideon Adlon as Zaza Royale, the daughter of former champion Angel Royale. She starts off being Kitty’s enemy but later becomes his friend. Her squire is a robot named Merchin.
  • Grey DeLisle (credited as Grey Griffin) as Angel Royale, the former champion and the series’s main antagonist. She starts off as a ghostly creature that comes out of numerous statues of herself hidden across the land and pretends to assist Kitty. She manipulates him by proclaiming he is the “chosen one”, a being destined to become the next champion. Later, it is revealed that she died fighting the Last Monster, who was actually Kitty. By throwing a bomb at him, she sent him flying into the Orc Kingdom, giving him amnesia, but the explosion killed her. Driven mad and determined to reassume her rightful place as champion, she eventually transforms into a monster via possession of her daughter Zaza, but is defeated by Kitty.
  • Robbie Daymond as Iago Fineheart, the most flexible warrior on Battle Island and an archery expert. He eventually becomes Orc’s boyfriend at the end. Additionally, he bleeds Blueberry jam.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Warrior Beach"Matt Layzell, Bert Youn, & Erik FountainMatt Layzell, Shakira Pressley, & Dave TennantApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
2"Warrior Park"Matt Layzell, Bert Youn, & Erik FountainMatt Layzell, Shakira Pressley, & Dave TennantApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
3"Mount Spicy Ice"Matt Layzell, Bert Youn, & Erik FountainMatt Layzell, Shakira Pressley, & Dave TennantApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
4"Cashino Woods"Matt Layzell, Bert Youn, & Erik FountainMatt Layzell, Shakira Pressley, Cooper Villalon Nelson & Dave TennantApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
5"Neon Cove"Matt Layzell, Bert Youn, & Erik FountainMatt Layzell, Shakira Pressley, Cooper Villalon Nelson & Dave TennantApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
6"Acidic Dunes"Matt Layzell, Bert Youn, & Erik FountainMatt Layzell, Shakira Pressley, Cooper Villalon Nelson & Dave TennantApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
7"Dark Web Woods"Matt Layzell, Bert Youn, & Erik FountainMatt Layzell, Shakira Pressley, Cooper Villalon Nelson & Dave TennantApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
8"Sky Docks"Matt Layzell, Bert Youn, & Erik FountainMatt Layzell, Shakira Pressley & Dave TennantApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)
9"Ancient Ruins"Matt Layzell, Bert Youn, & Erik FountainMatt Layzell, Shakira Pressley & Dave TennantApril 19, 2022 (2022-04-19)

Production[edit]

The series was announced by Netflix in March 2019.

Release[edit]

Battle Kitty was released worldwide on April 19, 2022, on Netflix.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Credited as "Supervising Directors".
  2. ^ Credited as "Grey Griffin".
  3. ^ Credited as "Supervising Producer".
  4. ^ Credited as "Line Producer".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Zahed, Ramin (April 12, 2022). "Exclusive: The Layzell Bros. Level Up with Interactive Toon 'Battle Kitty'". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on April 13, 2022. Retrieved April 17, 2022.
  2. ^ "Interactive 3D series for kids 'Battle Kitty' trailer released by Netflix". Animation Xpress. March 30, 2022. Archived from the original on April 25, 2022. Retrieved March 30, 2022.

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