All Hail King Julien

All Hail King Julien
Voices of
Opening theme "Who Da King" by Blaze N Vill[1]
Composer(s) Frederik Wiedmann
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Mitch Watson
Bret Haaland
Running time 22 minutes[2]
Production company(s) DreamWorks Animation Television
Original network Netflix
Original release December 19, 2014 – present
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All Hail King Julien is an American computer-animated comedy web television series. It stars characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar. It stars the lemur King Julien from the Madagascar franchise and takes place in Madagascar before the events of the first film making it a prequel.[3] It is the second Dreamworks show to be based on the Madagascar franchise.

The series debuted on December 19, 2014 on Netflix when the first five 22-minute episodes were released.[2] Season 2 was released on October 16, 2015.[4] Season 3 was released on June 17, 2016,[5] and season 4 was released on November 11, 2016.[6]


When King Julien XII (also known as Uncle King Julien), a very strict and cowardly ring-tailed lemur who forced the kingdom to be quiet in order to avoid being attacked by fossa (spelled and pronounced as "foosa"), is foretold by Masikura that he will be eaten by the foosa, he hands down his kingship to his nephew King Julien XIII, a selfish, notorious party animal, and leaves him with an entire kingdom of lemurs to lead on his own. While Uncle King Julien is gone the new King Julien gets into various troubles in the company of his advisor Maurice, his head of security Clover, and Mort. All the while, his devious uncle returns and tries to get rid of his nephew to reclaim the throne. Outside of Uncle King Julien and the foosa, King Julien deals with other threats like the mad fanaloka Karl and Clover's twin sister Crimson.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
110December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)April 3, 2015 (2015-04-03)
216October 16, 2015 (2015-10-16)
313June 17, 2016 (2016-06-17)
413November 11, 2016 (2016-11-11)



The series was announced in March 2014 as part of an agreement between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation, under which the studio will develop more than 300 hours of exclusive programming for the service.[9] The series is based on the characters from Madagascar, but is a prequel, set prior to the events of the film series.[10] Danny Jacobs, Andy Richter, Kevin Michael Richardson reprised their roles from the previous Madagascar TV series, while Henry Winkler and India de Beaufort joined the cast.[11]


The series has been released to critical acclaim. After the initial release of the first five episodes, Robert Lloyd of Los Angeles Times wrote in his review that the series "succeeds on matters of style, script, timing and performance, not the number of individual hairs rendered in a patch of fur. And Julien delivers on all the important accounts."[12]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2015 Daytime Emmy Awards[13][14] Outstanding Children's Animated Program Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson, Randy Dormans, Nicholas Filippi, Chris Neuhahn and Katie Ely Won
Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Danny Jacobs (as King Julien) Won
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special Ania O'Hare Won — tied with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Christo Stamboliev Nominated
Outstanding Original Song — Main Title and Promo Will Fuller and Alex Geringas (for "Who's da King") Nominated
2016 Daytime Emmy Awards[15][16] Outstanding Children's Animated Program Bret Haaland, Mitch Watson, Randy Dormans, Chris Neuhahn and Katie Ely Nominated
Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Danny Jacobs (as King Julien) Nominated
Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program Mitch Watson, Michael Ryan, Sharon Flynn and Elliott Owen Won
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Stephen Heneveld, Christo Stamboliev, James Wootton and Collette Sunderman Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing - Animation Devon Bowman, Chris Gresham, Andrew Ing, DJ Lynch, Peter Munters, Lawrence Reyes, Ian Nyeste, Mishelle Fordham, Aran Tanchum and Vincent Guisetti Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing - Animation Devon Bowman, Vicki Lemar, Aran Tanchum, Ian Nyeste and DJ Lynch Nominated
Outstanding Original Song Frederik Wiedmann and Mitch Watson (for "True Bromance") Won


  1. "Who's da King (All Hail King Julien Theme) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DreamWorks Animation (November 3, 2014). "The Wildest Party Ever Hits the Jungle When the Netflix Original Series ALL HAIL KING JULIEN Debuts Dec. 19" (Press release). PR Newswire. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
  3. "King Julien". DreamWorks. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
  4. Liu, Ed (October 15, 2015). "CLIP: "All Hail King Julien"'s Return to Netflix on October 16, 2015". ToonZone. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  5. Diaz, Eric (June 16, 2016). "DreamWorks' All Hail King Julien Pays Tribute to Two Peaks". Nerdist. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  6. "Netflix's New Releases Coming in November 2016". The Hollywood Reporter. October 21, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  7. Evry, May (April 4, 2015). "Interview: David Krumholtz Gets Animated in All Hail King Julien and Sausage Party". Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  8. 1 2 "Wild Voices" (PDF). MPRM. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  9. Spangler, Todd (March 13, 2014). "Netflix to Add Three Original Series from DreamWorks Animation, Sets Debut for New 'Turbo FAST' Episodes". Variety. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  10. "DreamWorks Animation's All Hail King Julien Debuts on Netflix in December". March 13, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  11. Spangler, Todd (November 3, 2014). "Netflix to Stagger Rollout of 'All Hail King Julien' Series from DreamWorks Animation". Variety. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  12. Lloyd, Robert (December 19, 2014). "Review: 'All Hail King Julien' lets the 'Madagascar' rave begin". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  13. Milligan, Mercedes (April 1, 2015). "2015 Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  14. Amidi, Amid (April 25, 2015). "Daytime Emmy Awards Hail King Julien". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  15. Milligan, Mercedes (March 25, 2016). "DWA Netflix Series Dominate Daytime Emmy Animation Noms". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  16. Milligan, Mercedes (May 2, 2016). "'Tumble Leaf' Leads Animated Daytime Emmy Creative Winners". Animation Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2016.

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