What is Nimona about on Netflix?

NIMONA - (L to R) Ballister Boldheart (voice of Riz Ahmed) and Nimona (voice of Chloë Grace Moretz). Cr: Netflix © 2023
NIMONA - (L to R) Ballister Boldheart (voice of Riz Ahmed) and Nimona (voice of Chloë Grace Moretz). Cr: Netflix © 2023 /

A new kid-animated movie called Nimona will be coming to Netflix on June 30, and there’s already so much talk about it. If you’re looking forward to watching this movie with your loved ones, let us share with you everything there is to know about it.

Nimona is an action-adventure film helmed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane from a screenplay written by Robert L. Baird and Lloyd Taylor. Like many Netflix movies, it’s based on another piece of work. It’s based on the New York Times best-selling graphic novel of the same name by ND Stevenson.

Initially, Blue Sky Productions was behind the film with Patrick Osborne signed on to direct. However, things ultimately fell through and the movie was dropped. But in April 2022, everything turned around for the good. Annapurna Pictures revived the film with Nick Bruno and Troy Quane joining the movie’s crew as directors, and Netflix signed on as the distributor.

Since then, so much has been revealed about Nimona, including the release date, cast, and more. But what about the plot? What is this kid-animated movie about? Find out below.

Nimona synopsis: What is Nimona about on Netflix?

Nimona follows Ballister Boldheart, an up-and-coming knight who is forced to go on the run after he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. But soon, Ballister finds himself face to face with someone he was trained to destroy. That person is mischievous teen shapeshifter Nimona.

Although Ballister wants nothing to do with Nimona, he figures that teaming up with her would be his best chance of being exonerated from the crime he was framed for. So they band together and work to prove Ballister’s innocence while also working to uncover a conspiracy that could seriously affect their kingdom.

Here’s the official synopsis via Netflix Media Center:

"When Ballister Boldheart (Riz Ahmed), a knight in a futuristic medieval world, is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, the only one who can help him prove his innocence is Nimona (Chloë Grace Moretz), a mischievous teen with a taste for mayhem — who also happens to be a shapeshifting creature Ballister has been trained to destroy. But with the entire kingdom out to get him, Nimona’s the best (or technically the only) sidekick Ballister can hope for. And as the lines between heroes, villains, and monsters start to blur, the two of them set out to wreak serious havoc — for Ballister to clear his name once and for all, and for Nimona to…just wreak serious havoc."

Cast of Nimona

Here are the names of the actors who voice characters in the animated movie.

  • Chloë Grace Moretz as Nimona
  • Riz Ahmed as Ballister Boldheart
  • Eugene Lee Yang as Ambrosius Goldenloin
  • Frances Conroy as The Director
  • Beck Bennett as Sir Thoddeus (Todd) Sureblade
  • Lorraine Toussaint as Queen Valerin
  • RuPaul Charles as Nate Knight
  • Indya Moore as Alamzapam Davis
  • Julio Torres as Diego the Squire
  • Sarah Sherman as Coriander Cadaverish

Check out the exciting official trailer for a sneak peek of the film!

Make sure to check out Nimona, landing on Netflix on June 30.

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