Netflix Releases Two Bonus Surprise Episodes of “The Sandman”

Neil Gaiman, Sandra Oh, James McAvoy, David Tennant and Georgia Tennant, Michael Sheen and Anna Lundberg, Arthur Darvill, Amita Suman, and more join “The Sandman” in a surprise two-part bonus episode.

The two-part bonus episode that features the stories of “A Dream of A Thousand Cats” (animated) and “Calliope” (live action) is now streaming on Netflix.

“A Dream of A Thousand Cats” was directed by Hisko Hulsing who said this about the animated episode, “We endeavored to make the animated version of ‘A Dream of a Thousand Cats’ as mesmerizing and hypnotic as we could by utilizing the magic of real oil paintings on canvas. We combined the paintings with classically drawn 2D animation, based on realistic 3D animation of telepathic cats in order to create a trippy world that feels both grounded and dreamy at the same time. Untold Studio’s in London created the breathtaking 3D animation of the cats. The wonderful 2D animation, oil paintings and stylizing were all done at Submarine Studio’s in Amsterdam.”

The bonus episode is a surprise drop for fans who have been long-awaiting additional stories from The Sandman universe. The Sandman reigns #1 on the Netflix Top 10 TV list (English) for a second week in a row, amassing 196.98 Million hours viewed since its debut (Aug 5 – 14). The series also appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries.

Here is a quick look at what to expect:

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