Dana Terrace, creator of Disney Channel’s latest animated series horror-comedy Owl House dives into the inspiration behind the show in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video.
From Gravity Falls and DuckTales alum Dana Terrace, Owl House follows a quirky teenager named Luz (Sarah-Nicole Robles), who finds herself in a magical realm called the Boiling Isles and decides she wants to be a witch. Immediately attaching herself to snarky, sassy, entrepreneurial Eda (voiced by Wendie Mackie), Luz also befriends a tiny demon named King (voiced by Alex Hirsch).
In the clip, Terrace says the macabre art style of the show was inspired by the works of Remedios Varo, Hieronymus Bosch, and John Bauer. Previously, she’d touched on the inspiration behind the series’ look during a panel at New York Comic Con 2019, where she also joked that Disney was a little concerned when learning the setting was essentially a land inside of a decaying body.
“Cars Land [in Disney’s California Adventure] actually takes place in the bones of a giant car, so it’s Disney canon,” Hirsch chimed in.
“Disney has been surprisingly supportive of all my spooky, weird, off-kilter ideas,” added Terrace.
At its heart, Owl House is a show about misfits coming together, while also learning magic in a totally weird and creepy setting. This one’s for you lil’ wannabe goth misfits out there.
The first episode of Owl House airs on Jan. 10 at 8:45 p.m. EST. Season 2 has already been greenlit.