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Skylanders Academy (スカイランダーズ・アカデミー, Sukairandāzu Akademi in Japanese) is a French-American computer-animated spin-off television series based on the Skylanders franchise. It serves as Activision Blizzard Studios' first animated production with Futurama writer Eric Rogers overseeing the creation of the series. The series premiered on October 28, 2016 worldwide on the Netflix network.
The television series is a spinoff to the storyline of the games with no direct tie-ins to sequels, being its own separate identity. Eric Rogers metioned the series being a mixture of Gravity Falls and Futurama.
As part of a two season, 26 episode partnership, Activision Blizzard Studios announced that Skylanders Academy will air on Netflix. Two seasons are planned, each with 13 episodes; season one will start in October 2016 and season two begins in Fall 2017.
On February 2, 2017, Season 3 has been announced to be in production.
As darkness begins to threaten the balance of peace in the Skylands, Master Eon is forced to assemble a ragtag group of heroes to protect the universe from evil-doers Kaos and the Doom Raiders. Using their unique blend of personalities and elemental-based super powers, Spyro and his fellow Skylanders are called upon to set aside egos as they come together to maintain harmony and balance in the land. Jam-packed with humour, heart and memorable moments, Skylanders Academy promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats with epic action for kids of all ages.
- Justin Long as Spyro
- Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf
- Johnathan Banks as Eruptor
- Chris Diamantopoulos as Master Eon
- Norm Macdonald as Glumshanks
- Richard Horvitz as Kaos
- Ellis Greg as Jet-Vac
- Bobcat Goldthwait as Pop Fizz
- Felicia Day as Cynder
- Catherine O'Hara as Kaossandra
- Harland Williams as Hugo
- Susan Sarandon as Golden Queen
- James Hetfield as Wolfgang
- Daniel Middleton as Cy
- John Mathot
- Eric Rogers as Crash Bandicoot
- Fred Tatasciore as Snap Shot
- Jill Talley
- Courtenay Taylor as Hex
- Josh Robert Thompson
- Billy West as Food Fight, Ka-Boom
- Cedric Yarbrough
The theme song for Skylanders Academy, Harmony, was composed by Timbaland and performed by Dalton Diehl.
- This marks Spyro and Cynder's first appearance in an animated television series.
- The different voice cast of several characters in Skylanders Academy is made to give the show its own separate identity.
- Notable aspects from the Skylanders franchise, such as the existence of Portal Masters, were not included in the spinoff TV series.
- ↑ Activision Blizzard Launches Activision Blizzard Studios to Create Original Film and TV Content Based on Iconic, Globally-Recognized Franchises
- ↑ Netflix's Skylanders Academy series to premiere in October
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Response
- ↑ Eric Rogers' Twitter tweet #2
- ↑ Skylanders Academy Animated Series Coming to Netflix
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Attention All Skylanders! Activision Blizzard Studios Expands “Skylanders Academy” To Season 3
- ↑ Skylanders Academy Writer Responds to Crash Getting a Voice, Talks Season 2, and More - GameSpot