The Legend of Spyro: 3D is a cancelled animated 3D Spyro film, intended to be the first of a franchise based on The Legend of Spyro series.


A special dragon egg was hidden in a woodland full of dragonflies by Ignitus to save it from evil forces that were hunting it. Brought up alongside Sparx, Spyro is led to believe that he himself is a dragonfly who just happens to be slightly bigger and purpler than the other dragonflies.

One day, when the village is attacked, Spyro is found. Instinctively using his unknown powers, Spyro realizes just how different he is. Confused and upset, he learns that he is not, in fact, a dragonfly, but a dragon who carries the role of being part of a great prophecy that will bring peace to all the land.

Spyro, along with his trusty sidekick Sparx, pursue this epic adventure and attempt the impossible: destroying the deadly Dark Master. However, between them stands Cynder, a very powerful black dragon powered by the red crystal around her neck, which enslaves her to the Dark Master.


The movie was originally set to be released in the United States and Canada on Christmas 2009, but it became delayed and pushed back to the date of April 10, 2010. However, over the weekend of April 10–11, the movie did not come out and that was proven to be false. It had been confirmed by one of the movie writers, Daniel Altiere himself, that the movie had been cancelled due to decisions made by Activision to go in a different direction.[1] That direction in which Activision decided to take was later on revealed on February 2011, to be in the form of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, which is the second reboot of the Spyro series. It is still unknown if there will ever be a new distributor or a new director to get the rights to circle and re-work the project for the film.

No official trailers or updated information on the movie were ever revealed, and the only merchandise was a fake poster available from online stores such as eBay. As well as this, no stands or posters were displayed in theaters, and commercials never aired.


  • The finalized voice actors for Sparx and Cynder were never confirmed during the film's production.
  • The IMDb Website had a release date for a Turkish dubbed version to be premiered in Turkey which was supposed to be released on February 18, 2010. Since that never came through, that was definitely also proven to be false.