‘Maya and the Three’: How Netflix’s Animated Limited Series Embraced the ‘Jorgeverse’
Jorge Gutiérrez’s long-awaited animated Netflix limited series, “Maya and the Three,” about a rebellious Mesoamerican teenage princess battling the gods of the underworld, celebrates the culture on an epic scale.
Told in nine parts, it boasts a dazzling array of visual styles evoking hand-drawn 2D, stop-motion, and CG animation.Indeed, “Maya and the Three” is proof that the Mexican animation auteur is at the top of his game.
Then again, Gutiérrez is just getting started with what his wife and longtime collaborator Sandra Equihua calls the “Jorgeverse.”“We’ve been in the industry for 21 years just trying to make stuff,” Gutiérrez said.
“I finally feel like we’re being trusted to make [what we want] in a way that reflects who we are.[…] We’re the same people from 20 years ago.
It’s not like we’re different in any way.
It’s just that now we’re given more opportunities.”Fresh from CalArts,
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