Alex Borstein and Rachel Bloom among stellar cast of new animation Extinct

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Alex Borstein and Rachel Bloom among stellar cast of new animation Extinct

Stars of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will be joined by Adam Devine, Ken Jeong, Zazie Beetz, Jim Jeffries, Reggie Watts, Julia Chan and Steve Aoki.


Sky Cinema and NOW TV
Extinct Sky Cinema and NOW TV

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’s Alex Borstein and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend actress Rachel Bloom are among a stellar cast lending their vocal talents on Extinct, a new feature animation arriving on Sky Cinema later this month.

Chalk and cheese siblings Op (Bloom) and Ed (Adam Devine) are Flummels – cute, furry donut-shaped animals who live on an island in the Galapagos in 1835. 

Ed, a grumpy pessimist, desperately wants to fit in with the community, while the overly exuberant Op constantly creates havoc that makes them outsiders. 

When they accidentally time travel to modern-day Shanghai, they discover traffic, trans fats, and worst of all, that flummels are now extinct. 


It’s up to this bumbling pair to save themselves and their species – and, just maybe, change the course of history.

Directed by David Silverman and Raymond S Persi, the cast also features Ken Jeong, Zazie Beetz, Jim Jeffries, Reggie Watts, Julia Chan and Steve Aoki.

Extinct is released on Sky Cinema and Now TV from 20 August


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