Netflix’s Bella Ramsey Toon ‘Hilda’ Gets Final Season Launch Date; Episodes Of Sony Series Set For Ottawa Animation Fest

EXCLUSIVE: The third and final season of Netflix animated series Hilda will launch on December 7. Episodes one and two of the Bella Ramsey-voiced show will premiere at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

The show, which Sony Pictures Television — Kids makes with Canada’s Mercury Filmworks, follows Ramsay’s fearless, blue-haired titular character as she travels from home to a vast magical wilderness of elves and giants and the city of Trolberg, where she makes friends and discovers mysterious creatures who are stronger — and sometimes more dangerous — than she ever expected. It has won Emmys, BAFTA and Annies since launch in 2018.

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Season three’s first episodes will play at Ottawa’s animation fest this week on Thursday (September 21) before Netflix debuts the final seven-part run (and a 70-minute special) in December.

The series is based on Luke Pearson’s graphic novels for older kids, which is published by Nobrow. Pearson and director Andy Coyle will appear at an Animation Exposé event during Ottawa to discuss the series’ art, Scandinavian folklore inspiration and classic comics, page-to-screen adaptation and the third season. Hilda co-executive producer Bryan Korn.

“The production of Hilda, much like the show’s central storyline, has been a long, winding journey — and a deeply rewarding one at that,” said Kurt Mueller, EVP, Creative Content, Sony Pictures Television — Kids. 

“While it is always tough to see the end of a series that has been so professionally gratifying, we are thrilled to showcase the latest epic adventures of our heroine Hilda in this final season at the Ottawa International Animation Festival and for audiences around the world to be entertained when the series premieres on Netflix later this year,” added Chantal Ling Vice President, Original Series & Co-Productions, Mercury Filmworks.

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