The Sea Beast is one of the major animated feature films set to debut on Netflix in 2022. The project was initially titled Jacob and the Sea Beast and was described as 'charming seafarer sails into unexplored waters and encounters an odd companion in a sea monster' when it was first announced in 2018.
'The Sea Beast' Official Synopsis
“In an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, monster hunters were celebrated heroes – and none were more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. But when young Maisie Brumble stows away on his fabled ship, he’s saddled with an unexpected ally. Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history. THE SEA BEAST takes us to where the map ends, and the true adventure begins.”
'The Sea Beast' Behind the Curtains
The Sea Beast is written, directed, and produced by Chris Williams. Since the late 1990s, the prolific director has primarily worked for Disney. Mulan was his debut production, and he worked as a story artist on it. Since then, he's worked on some of Disney's biggest blockbusters in various capacities. He most recently worked as a co-director on Moana and directed Big Hero 6 in 2014.
Jed Schlanger, a producer on the movie, has previously worked on Dreamworks films such as 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' and 'The Boss Baby'. Melissa Cobb, Netflix's VP of kids and family content, is mentioned as a producer, along with Christian Hejnal (Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse) as an associate producer.
Netflix has yet to reveal any of the voice cast members for The Sea Beast as of February 2022. It's impossible to predict anything beyond that broad release right now.