|Date(s):||June 2012-September 2014|
|Medium:||comic (print and web)|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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Nimona is a webcomic by ND Stevenson about Nimona, a strong-willed, shape-shifting sidekick to Ballister Blackheart, a supervillain. In 2015, a print version of the comic was published by HarperCollins and nominated for an Eisner award.
It was also announced that the film rights to Nimona had been optioned by Vertigo Entertainment in partnership with Fox Entertainment Studios, making it one of the only western webcomics to be adapted into a feature-length film. In 2021, however, the film was cancelled after Disney shut down the animation studio responsible for it after buying 20th Century Fox: Blue Sky Studios. Unsurprisingly, this was viewed highly negatively by the fans, especially as the film had allegedly been about 75% complete at the time of cancellation.
In March 2022, former staff of Blue Sky informed Insider that Disney higher ups had had issues with some of the queer themes of the film, including a same-gender kiss. This revelation occurred alongside Disney's involvement in the Don't Say Gay bill controversy, and has merely added to a growing resentment and/or frustration at Disney's pitiful and hypocritical attempts and attitudes towards queer rep.
The fandom has produced the Nimona Wiki.
Links and Resources
- Nimona’s Making Western Webcomics History, Paper Droids. Published June 19, 2015 (Accessed September 3, 2017).
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 4, 2021). "Disney Closing Blue Sky Studios, Fox's Once-Dominant Animation House Behind 'Ice Age' Franchise". Deadline.
- Disney's Blue Sky Shut Down Leaves Nimona Film 75% Completed (February 2021)
- Disney raised concerns about a same-sex kiss in the unreleased animated movie 'Nimona,' former Blue Sky staffers say (March 2022)