Netflix has aggressively expanded into bustling territory throughout 2021, acquiring a number of titles from other studios while developing its own, and the results have been quite mixed so far.
The Mitchells vs. the Machines was widely acclaimed by critics and spent weeks on the Top 10 list, but the same can’t be said for Wish dragon. In the same way, Vivo has proven overwhelmingly popular among subscribers, but the raucous, R-rated revisionist narrative America: the movie was a brief flash in the pan.
After initially hitting theaters in Russia last February, Faded away was then rolled out in the UK by Sky Cinema in August, before Netflix stepped in to distribute the film worldwide. The Family Adventure was added to the streamer’s library on Friday, where it has already managed to climb to number 15 in the viewer rankings, according to FlixPatrol.
Co-directed by The simpsons veterans David Silverman and Raymond S. Persi, Faded away follows two rabbit-like creatures called Flummels, who end up in present-day Shanghai after being transported from 1835. A score of 50% for Rotten Tomatoes makes a decidedly average picture, but it clearly turned out proved entertaining enough to keep young viewers busy over the weekend given its ranking in the charts.