The Owl House
Disney Television Animation
A young girl crosses a mysterious threshold and finds herself in a magical, colorful land where she finds both the strength and the support group she needs to become who she’s meant to be. Alice in Wonderland. Dorothy in Oz. Coraline in Other World. To that list we should now add: Luz in Boiling Isles. Don’t be fooled though. Even as it borrows this well-worn framework, the Dana Terrace-created animated series, The Owl House, feels anything but familiar. For when Luz Noceda (Sarah-Nicole Robles), a 14-year old Dominican-American girl, stumbles onto the surrealist mishmash of a world that is Boiling Isles, what she steps into is an endless world of possibility: this is a realm with three-eyed witches and bat-like creatures, octopus monsters and owl house demons. It’s there where her quirky, albeit gory, creativity is allowed to run amok, away from her mom’s prying, if loving, eyes. With an adorable wolf-like demon by her side and a fabulous, droll-witted witch as her guide, Luz embarks on her quest to become a witch, a liberating identity that feels as expansive as Boiling Isles itself. For building a wildly inventive other world that makes room for everyone and giving queer kids a welcome template alongside which to explore their own budding creative energies, The Owl House receives a Peabody.