Animated series You’re Not a Monster coming to IMDB
IMDb is getting into the animation game with its first-ever animated series: You’re Not a Monster. Kelsey Grammer lends his voice to the series, once again playing a psychiatrist, but this time with a monstrous twist.
In the series, Grammer voices a former psychiatrist-turned-vampire who mentors his great-great grandson “Max” (Eric Stonestreet), a therapist who has inherited his practice. In each 4 to 5 minute episode, Max treats classic monsters including Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Medusa as they seek desperately needed therapeutic help.
The 10 episode series will premiere this fall on IMDB, joining their live-action shows “The IMDb Show,” “IMDbrief” and “Casting Calls.”
Rounding out the series cast is Aparna Nancherla as a demon receptionist, Ellie Kemper as a therapist who thinks Max is imagining everything, and Peter Grosz, Langston Kerman, Joel Kim Booster, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amber Ruffin, Amy Sedaris and Milana Vayntrub as hideous monsters.
“Monsters are people, too,” said Grammer, who serves as executive producer of the series and has voiced popular characters in projects including Gary the Rat, Storks, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia and several decades as “Sideshow Bob” on The Simpsons.
The comedy series is created and written by 4-time Emmy-winner Frank Lesser (The Colbert Report) and Lily Stuart Streiff serves as Animation Director.
“As a movie fan, I’ve always loved IMDb and am excited to work with them to humanize these inhuman creatures,” said Lesser. “Plus, I figured this would be the easiest way to get another credit on my IMDb page. You’re Not a Monster is a show with a lot of heart. And, yes, sometimes that heart is lying in a pool of blood, but it still looks adorable thanks to Lily’s Streiff’s delightful character design.”
“We are thrilled to offer a new original comedy series to our fans as we shine a light on the daily struggles faced by classic movie monsters,” said Steve Bernstein, GM of IMDb Video. “You’re Not a Monster is not only the first-ever animated series for IMDb, but also our first scripted program, and introducing the show on the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con is the perfect place to share its fun narrative alongside members of the incredible cast.”
Beginning this fall, viewers can catch the premiere episode of You’re Not a Monster at www.imdb.com/monster, on the IMDb TV free streaming video channel, and on the IMDb iOS and Android apps. Fans will also receive regular updates and show content on the IMDb Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram channels.