New Animated Netflix Series Set in Small Western Kentucky Town
The plot of the new Netflix series, Lost Ollie is one that Hollywood has visited numerous times before. Something of sentimental value gets separated from the person or family it belongs to and goes on an adventure in an effort to reunite with the person or persons who love it. Think The Incredible Journey, Toy Story, or Bolt. In this instance, that "thing" (for lack of a better term) is Ollie. A stuffed rabbit beloved by a young boy named Billy. Like most kids who form an attachment to a stuffed animal, Billy takes Ollie everywhere with him. Then, one day, the two get separated after a bully at Billy's school rips Ollie from Billy's backpack and throws him into a nearby river. From that point on, Ollie makes it his mission to reunite with Billy with the help of some new friends as he navigates the real world, which in this case happens to be a small town in Western Kentucky.
New Netflix Series Lost Ollie Takes Place in Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Shepherdsville sits roughly 20 miles south of Louisville in western Kentucky and, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal, is the hometown of the shows creator, Shannon Tindle who adapted the series from the 2016 book, "Ollie's Odessy" by William Joyce.
The film stars Jonathan Groff, whose name you may recognize as the voice of Kristoff in Frozen and its sequel, Frozen 2, as the voice of Ollie. Jonathan also played the role of King George in the original cast of the Broadway smash, Hamilton.
Meanwhile, the role of Billy is played by 11-year-old Canadian actor, Kesler Talbot. The show also stars Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse) as Billy's parents.
The show is a mix of live-action and animation and is produced by the team behind Netflix's monster hit, Stranger Things, and directed by Peter Ramsey who directed Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.
All four episodes are streaming now on Netflix. Check out the trailer below.
[Sources: IMDB / Louisville Courier-Journal / Simon & Schuster Publishing]
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