All Hail King Julien
|All Hail King Julien|
|Also known as||All Hail King Julien: Exiled (season five)|
|Based on||Characters created by Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell from the DreamWorks Animation feature Madagascar|
"Who Da King" by Blaze N Vill|
"The King Julien Opera" by Danny Jacobs
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||78 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||DreamWorks Animation Television|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||December 19, 2014 – December 1, 2017|
All Hail King Julien is an American computer-animated comedy web television series. It stars characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar. It stars the main three lemurs; King Julien, Mort and Maurice from the Madagascar franchise and takes place in Madagascar and before the events of the first film making it a prequel. It is the second DreamWorks Animation show to be based on the Madagascar franchise.
The series debuted on December 19, 2014, on Netflix when the first five 22-minute episodes were released. Season 2 was released on October 16, 2015. Season 3 was released on June 17, 2016, and season 4 was released on November 11, 2016. The fifth season, Exiled, was released on May 12, 2017. The sixth and final season was released on December 1, 2017.
When King Julien XII (also known as Uncle King Julien), a very strict and cowardly ring-tailed lemur is foretold to be eaten by fossa (spelled and pronounced as "foosa"), he abdicates his throne in favor of his nephew, who becomes King Julien XIII, a fun, notorious party animal, who now has an entire kingdom of lemurs to lead on his own. While Uncle King Julien is gone, the new King Julien gets into various troubles in the company of his adviser Maurice, his head of security Clover, and his biggest fan Mort. All the while, his devious uncle returns and tries to get rid of his nephew to reclaim the throne. Aside from Uncle King Julien and the foosa, Julien deals with other threats like the mad fanaloka Karl, and Clover's twin sister Crimson.
At the end of the fourth season, King Julien is dethroned and forced into exile by King Koto and his army but successfully defeats Koto and regains his kingdom in the fifth season, subtitled Exiled. The sixth and final season takes place after Koto's demise; villains such as Karl and Uncle King Julien decide to give up their evil ways and start a new life. This all leads up to the arrival of Alex on Madagascar (setting the stage of the first film) just as Clover leaves with her husband, Sage Moondancer, on their honeymoon.
|1||10||5||December 19, 2014|
|5||April 3, 2015|
|2||16||October 16, 2015|
|3||13||June 17, 2016|
|4||13||November 11, 2016|
|Exiled||13||May 12, 2017|
|6||13||December 1, 2017|
- Danny Jacobs as King Julien XIII
- Andy Richter as Mort
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Maurice
- India de Beaufort as Clover
- Henry Winkler as Uncle King Julien XII
- Dwight Schultz as Karl
- David Krumholtz as Timo
- Betsy Sodaro as Xixi
- Debra Wilson as Masikura
- Jeff Bennett as Sage Moondancer
The series was announced in March 2014 as part of an agreement between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, under which the studio will develop more than 300 hours of exclusive programming for the service. The series is based on the characters from Madagascar, but is a prequel, set prior to the events of the film series. Danny Jacobs, Andy Richter, Kevin Michael Richardson reprised their roles from the previous Madagascar TV series, while Henry Winkler, India de Beaufort, and Betsy Sodaro joined the cast.
The series has been received favorable reviews. After the initial release of the first five episodes, Robert Lloyd of Los Angeles Times wrote in his review that the series "succeeds on matters of style, script, timing and performance, not the number of individual hairs rendered in a patch of fur. And Julien delivers on all the important accounts."
|2015||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Animated Program||Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson, Randy Dormans, Nicholas Filippi, Chris Neuhahn and Katie Ely||Won|
|Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Danny Jacobs (as King Julien)||Won|
|Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special||Ania O'Hare||Won — tied with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
|Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program||Christo Stamboliev||Nominated|
|Outstanding Original Song — Main Title and Promo||Will Fuller and Alex Geringas (for "Who's da King")||Nominated|
|2016||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Children's Animated Program||Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson, Randy Dormans, Chris Neuhahn and Katie Ely||Nominated|
|Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Danny Jacobs (as King Julien)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program||Mitch Watson, Michael Ryan, Sharon Flynn and Elliott Owen||Won|
|Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program||Stephen Heneveld, Christo Stamboliev, James Wootton and Collette Sunderman||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation||Devon Bowman, Chris Gresham, Andrew Ing, DJ Lynch, Peter Munters, Lawrence Reyes, Ian Nyeste, Mishelle Fordham, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation||Devon Bowman, Vicki Lemar, Aran Tanchum, Ian Nyeste and DJ Lynch||Nominated|
|Outstanding Original Song||Frederik Wiedmann and Mitch Watson (for "True Bromance")||Won|
|2017||Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production||King Julien Superstar!||Nominated|
|2018||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Special Class Animated Program||Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson and Chris Belcher (All Hail King Julien: Exiled)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Andy Richter (as Mort, Grammy Mort, and Smart Mort) (in All Hail King Julien: Exiled)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program||Mitch Watson, Benjamin Lapides, Elliott Owen, Michael Ryan (All Hail King Julien)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation||Devon G. Bowman, Ian Nyeste, Alfredo Douglas, Chris Gresham, DJ Lynch, Lawrence Reyes, Jonathan Abelardo, Mark Mercado, Mishelle Fordham, Alfredo Douglas, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti (All Hail King Julien)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation||Devon G. Bowman, Ian Nyeste, Alfredo Douglas, Chris Gresham, DJ Lynch, Lawrence Reyes, Jonathan Abelardo, Mark Mercado, Mishelle Fordham, Alfredo Douglas, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti (All Hail King Julien: Exiled)||Won|
|Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation||DJ Lynch, Ian Nyeste, Aran Tanchum, Mark Mercado, Jon Abelardo (All Hail King Julien)||Nominated|
|Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation||DJ Lynch, Ian Nyeste, Aran Tanchum, Mark Mercado, Jon Abelardo (All Hail King Julien: Exiled)||Won|
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