Johnny Depp to lead animated series promoting positive messaging


Johnny Depp will be, once again, working with Iervolino Entertainment. After doing Waiting for the Barbarians, he will be voicing Johnny Puff in the animated series Puffins.

Johnny Depp’s new project will be the very first mobile short-animated series with 250 five-minute episodes. It will explore the story of a group of cute birds, who serve the wily walrus, Otto.

Johnny Depp’s new short-animated series

In a statement, via Variety, Iervolino Entertainment revealed the series is going to promote positive messaging by featuring themes like gender and race equality. It will also put environmental protection in the spotlight.

Amber Heard’s former husband recently worked with Iervolino Entertainment for the movie Waiting for the Barbarians. Hence, its founder, Andrea Iervolino, is happy to reunite with the actor.

“We’re so happy to reunite with Johnny for a second project,” she said. “Experiencing a new and avant-garde project like this short series, alongside Johnny, has given me even more conviction to champion experimental genre and format fusions.”

Andrea added that she is beyond grateful that Johnny Depp believed in their new project. He even shared his artistic ideas and provided value to the Puffins universe.

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Johnny Depp as Colonel Joll

Samuel Goldwyn Films recently dropped the teaser of the new Johnny Depp movie with Iervolino Entertainment, Waiting for the Barbarians. It’s a star-studded period drama that also features Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson.

The J.M. Coetzee novel of the same name will mark the first English film of the Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra, Slash Film noted.

In the movie, Rylance will play the role of a nameless magistrate of a frontier settlement. As he prepares for retirement, Colonel Joll (Johnny Depp) will suddenly arrive. He will give orders to secure the border against the barbarians on the other side of the wall.

In addition, Pattinson will portray the character of an upstart officer who will bravely bend Joll’s leadership. Other stars who will be in the film are Greta Scacchi, David Dencik, Sam Reid, Harry Melling, Bill Milner, and Gana Bayarsaikhan, who will play the role of The Girl.

South African writer J.M. Coetzee wrote Waiting for the Barbarians based on the apartheid wanting to have peace and inclusivity. However, Johnny Depp’s involvement in the film, especially amid a messy divorce with Amber Heard, seems timely. Slash Film claimed that it makes him look like a remnant of the time when “Orientalism and colonialism” were the usual theme of prestige dramas.

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