Shout! Factory to Distribute ‘Bojack Horseman’ on Disc

Multi-platform media distributor Shout! Factory has formed a multiyear strategic distribution alliance with Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company to bring Netflix’s “Bojack Horseman” to Blu-ray and DVD.

Shout! Factory has exclusive home entertainment rights to the first four seasons of the Tornante Company-produced series for distribution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The deal also covers seasons two through four in Australia and New Zealand.

Five seasons have run on Netflix and season six will premiere in 2019. Reruns air on Comedy Central.

“’BoJack Horseman’ crosses boundaries, defies expectations, challenges, entertains and generally blows your mind, often through laughter. We intend to give fans something they need to own with great extras and packaging,” said Jordan Fields, VP of Acquisitions at Shout! Factory.

“Passionate BoJack Horseman fans will carry these DVDs around wherever they go, like Linus and his blanket”, said Michael Eisner, founder of The Tornante Company.

The show centers on the title character (voiced by Will Arnett), an anthropomorphized horse who is a troubled former sitcom star struggling through life with whisky and failed relationships. Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback. The series also stars Alison Brie and Paul F. Tompkins.

Amazon Greenlights First Adult Animation Series

Taking another page from Netflix, Amazon Studios March 6 announced production green light for “Undone,” an animated adult series from Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Writers Guild Award winner Kate Purdy – the creative team behind Netflix’s adult animated series, “BoJack Horseman.”

The series, which is produced by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, is in pre-production and expected to premiere in 2019 on Prime Video in over 200 countries.

“Undone” is a 30-minute dramedy that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma. After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

Dutch artist Hisko Hulsing (“Montage of Heck”) will oversee the production design and direct a team of animators working in the Netherlands. The animation will be done with Dutch co-producer and Amsterdam-based studio Submarine, and Austin-based studio Minnow Mountain.

“Kate and Raphael are dynamic and creative forces, and I know they will create an amazing series for us,” Sharon Yguado, head of scripted series, Amazon Studios, said in a statement.