- Koala Man stars popular names from the film industry, like Demi Lardner, Jemaine Clement, and others
- Critics gave mixed reviews to Koala Man, calling it a mundane watch
- Users in India can watch Koala Man on Disney+ Hotstar
One of the highly anticipated web series of the year 2023 is Koala Man. The announcement of the same was made two years back in March, and the makers also revealed the names of actors who were a part of the show. Finally, after a long wait, the series is set to release online for the audience in India.
Koala Man: OTT Release Date – Where and When to Watch it Online
Koala Man premiered in the United States on January 9, 2023. Fans in India can watch Koala Man on Disney+ Hotstar from January 13, 2023.
Koala Man: Cast and Crew
Created by Michael Cusack and developed by Michael Cusack, Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit; Koala Man includes voices of Michael Cusack (for the titular character) and other popular actors like Hugh Jackman, Sarah Snook, Demi Lardner, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House and Jarrad Wright. Others like Miranda Otto and Hugo Weaving will be making guest appearances in the series.
The music for the show is composed by Brendan Caulfield, and Koala Man is produced by Dario Russo, David Ashby and Lucas Gardner under Cusack Creatures, Hermit House, Justin Roiland’s Solo Vanity Card Productions, Princess Pictures, Bento Box Entertainment and 20th Television Animation banners.
Koala Man: Trailer and Premise
Presented as a black comedy with superheroes, the show revolves around strange hypothetical scenarios. Makers have packed the show with surreal humour, which will push the audience’s imagination. The premise as shared on IMDb, reads, “Follows a family father who lives a not-so-secret identity as the titular hero who possesses a burning passion to snuff out petty crime.”
Set in an alternate universe, Koala Man focuses on an average middle-aged family man, Kevin Williams, who is seen as the superhero Koala Man, the one who faces many evildoers who only aim to harm his town, Dapto. Dressed like a common man in a simple costume and with no superpowers, he decides to issue justice to the town, joined by his family, which includes his wife Vicky, daughter Alison and son Liam.
Koala Man: Reviews
Critics gave mixed reviews to Koala Man, stating that the makers have not thought of anything original in the show, making it a regular mundane watch. Indie Wire’s review read, “Koala Man Wastes Sarah Snook and Hugh Jackman in Hulu’s Un-bear-able Superhero Spoof,” further adding, “…it’s another retread of the lame-dad sitcom that tries to hide its lack of imagination with increasingly silly circumstances and celebrity performers.”
On the contrary, AIPT comics’ review said, “Making the mundane extreme,” and added, “…Koala Man has everything you want from a superhero series: exciting action, high stakes, colourful characters, and a surprising amount of heart.”
“This starry series about a suburban dad trying to be a superhero is often entertaining but doesn’t always hit,” mentioned the review published in The Guardian, further adding, “There’s a healthy number of laugh-out-loud jokes, though too many of them boil down to the uttering of Aussie vulgarities.”
Koala Man: IMDb Rating
With over 450 reviews, as of January 13, 2023, users have given Koala Man a rating of 6.9/10 on IMDb.