NIGHT OF THE ANIMATED DEAD (2021) Preview of NOTLD remake, now with release news



Night of the Animated Dead is a 2021 American science fiction horror film and a remake of the classic Night of the Living Dead (1968).

Directed by Jason Axinn (To Your Last Death aka Malevolent). Produced by Robert Feldman, Michael J. Luisi and Ralph E. Portillo.

The voice cast includes Josh Duhamel (Jupiter’s Legacy), Dulé Hill (Psych), Katharine Isabelle (See No Evil 2; American Mary; Ginger Snaps), James Roday Rodriguez (Psych), Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian), Will Sasso (Boss Level), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) and Nancy Travis (The Kominsky Method).

“Presented by The Long Game in association with Hemisphere Entertainment, Night of the Animated Dead is an animated adaptation of the 1968 horror classic and includes never-before-seen, exclusive animated scenes not found in the original live-action film.”

In Night of the Animated Dead, siblings Barbara and Johnny visit their father’s grave in a remote cemetery in Pennsylvania when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbara flees and takes refuge in an abandoned farmhouse along with stranded motorist Ben and four local survivors found hiding in the cellar.

Together, the group must fight to stay alive against the oncoming horde of zombies while also confronting their own fears and prejudices.”


Night of the Animated Dead will be released on Digital on September 21, 2021, followed by a Blu-ray + DVD combo release on October 5. Special Features will include:

Making of the Animated Dead – Join director Jason Axinn and Producer Michael Luisi as they regale fans with the careful process of honouring the iconic classic with their vision for an animated remake, including scene breakdowns and booth recordings with the cast.

Voice cast and characters:

Josh Duhamel … Harry Cooper
Dulé Hill … Ben
Katharine Isabelle … Barbara
Katee Sackhoff … Judy
Jimmi Simpson … Johnny
James Roday Rodriguez … Tom
Nancy Travis … Helen Cooper
Will Sasso … Sheriff McClelland

Fun facts:

Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn (2014) was a previous animated take on Night of the Living Dead.