Love Death and Robots has returned with nine new episodes of fascinating animation, but none has enchanted viewers more than Jibaro. The story of a golden siren and a deaf soldier is a standout in Volume 3 and there's a good reason for that. After all, Jibaro was directed by Alberto Mielgo, who had previously worked on the first season's fan-favorite episode The Witness.
Alberto Mielgo made his directorial debut in The Witness, a 12-minute animated short that follows a woman who witnesses a murder and flees from the desperate murderer. The short has won numerous awards including an Annie award for Best Art Direction. So it's no surprise that Mielgo's new episode in Love Death and Robots Volume 3 is getting some award buzz yet again.
So what was it like to return to Love Death & Robots Season 3? Mielgo told Comicbook.com that there have been major changes since he worked on The Witness.
"Well, I think that obviously, I had more experience in terms of producing a film with my own studio. For The Witness, I created a studio from scratch. It was the first time that I was actually directing something," Mielgo said.
"And then between the two projects, I was doing a commercial and then I was finishing another project, a personal project. And then all of a sudden I started, so I had a little bit... Okay a lot more experience," he continued.
Mielgo then admitted that it wasn't easy to work on Jibaro but he has learned a lot more from his previous works.
"So in that sense, it was not easier because obviously the technique, it was way more complicated than difficult, but at least it was my third time directing or fourth time directing. So in that sense, I knew what I was doing a little bit more," he said.
Jibaro is the ninth episode of Love Death + Robots Volume 3, which is now streaming on Netflix.