The characters and creatures in the animated series are heavily based on Scandinavian folklore. In practice, Luke Pearson – the author – would usually create preliminary sketches for a character. And the design would be adapted and finished by Mercury Filmworks studio.

Hilda Netflix animated series Season 1 – High rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Hilda has received acclaim from critics and fans, for its story, characters and animation. Hilda animated TV series on Netflix 2018 season holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Hilda – Netflix animated series Season 1 was adapted from below original books written by Luke Pearson:

Hilda and the Troll:


Hilda and The Midnight Giant:


Hilda and The Bird Parade:


Hilda and The Black Hound:


Hilda and The Stone Forest:


Hilda and The Mountain King:


Critical response and reviews online

Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media rated four out of five stars for the animated series, stating that Hilda herself “is the show’s best quality”, and the animation series benefited from exceptionally-matched storytelling and 2d animation, a world of fantasy.

Allison Keene of Collider gave Hilda animation series a four out of five stars as Hilda animated series is about “an upbeat and wonderful world” where there’s full of magic, mystery and thrill of adventure.

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Stylus Rumble Channel (Youtube): “It’s beautiful and it’s amazing. It’s so magical. And it’s everything I would have wanted since I was a small kid who loved fantasy adventures, and elves. It’s the perfect show. You need something that’s really just wholesome and beautiful and will fill you with happiness. The story is wonderful. It’s just it’s a treasure, I love it so much!”



She also commented on the other things such as: “There’s so much attention to detail! Mercury has some of the most incredible animation in television. They give their series a lot of love. You can tell they put a lot of love into every aspect of this show.

How beautifully animation is! It’s not trying to be 3d. It’s happy with the fact that’s the 2d show. It’s animated in a really classic way. Just perfect! It’s beautiful! It’s everything you could want in 2d animation. It’s got beautiful animation. Beautiful artwork. The colors are amazing.”

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