Netflix is making a stop-motion animated series called Pokémon Concierge
Netflix is “dedicated to adapting fan favourite stories and manga into extraordinary shows”
Netflix and The Pokémon Company are teaming up to release a new animated Pokémon series.
Pokémon Concierge is a stop-motion series produced by Dwarf Animation Studio, a French studio that previously worked on Monsters at Work for Disney.
The series, which will be set at a Pokémon Resort, tells the story of a concierge called Haru, who works there.
The show follows Haru and his Psyduck friend as they greet the many Pokémon who visit the resort as guests.
Pokémon Concierge - official trailer
In a statement during the latest Pokémon Presents stream, Minyoung Kim, vice president of content APAC for Netflix, said: “We have a group of experts here in Japan who are passionate about finding and developing original stories from Japan that can excite audiences all over the world.
“We are dedicated to adapting fan favourite stories and manga into extraordinary shows.
“With this title, we’ve decided to marry an entirely new storyline that expands the Pokémon universe with groundbreaking stop-motion animation. To bring this new world to life we’ve partnered with the amazing creative team at Dwarf Studio.”
This isn’t the first time Pokémon has been linked with Netflix. Variety reported in 2021 that the streaming service was working with The Pokémon Company on a new live-action Pokémon series.
The site’s sources claimed that the show – which has still yet to be announced – will be written and executive produced by Joe Henderson, who was co-showrunner and executive producer on Netflix’s fantasy superhero series Lucifer.