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Droners is a French animated series that premiered on October 19, 2020. The series is produced by Cyber Group Studios, La Chouette Compagnie and Supamonks Studio, with the participation of TF1, WDR ARD and The Walt Disney Company France, in association with Sofitvcine 6, Sofitvcine 7 and Pictanovo.
|Created by||Pierre de Cabissole|
Sylvain Dos Santos
|Directed by||Gregory Leterrier|
Sylvain Dos Santos
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Executive producers||Caroline Audebert|
Sylvain Dos Santos
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production companies||Cyber Group Studios|
La Chouette Compagnie
|Original release||October 19, 2020 –|
Droners takes place in the world of TerrAqua – which is 95% covered by water. Team Tiki – Corto, Mouse, Enki, and Oro – need to win the Whale Cup, the most intense drone racing competition of all time. They'll compete against other teams of teenagers from all over TerrAqua, flying their G.E.N.I.E.-powered drones through dangerous territory and avoiding even more dangerous creatures. But failure isn't an option for Team Tiki: the fate of their home, Nuï, relies on their victory!
- Corto Heilani (Anaïs Delva) is the main character and the pilot for the Tikis. She's hardheaded and confident and a talented pilot who would do anything to save their home of Nuï. She has a crush on Sun. She is 13
- Mouse Anemone Jacintha Ruto is the mechanic for the Tikis. She's also a Shore Scrubber and a part of the Ruto Clan. She is 10
- Enki is the 13-year-old enginerd for the Tikis. He was at least partially raised in the jungle. He has a crush on Flora.
- Oro is the G.E.N.I.E. for the Tikis. He powers the drone Maroro. In ghost years he is 25. He is the only G.E.N.I.E. whose water can bring him a surplus of energy, unlike all the others which, for them, water is dangerous.
- Wyatt Whale is the owner and founder of WhaleCorp, a tech manufacturing company that creates drones and uses/creates G.E.N.I.E.s to power them. He's also financing the drone racing competition and promises an internship to the winning team.
- Neptune is the G.E.N.I.E. for Wyatt Whale.
- Shark is the pilot (and occasional enginerd) for the Pirates. All three members of the Pirates are Shore Scrubbers.
- Max is the enginerd (and occasional pilot) for the Pirates.
- Ed is the mechanic for the Pirates.
- Patch is the G.E.N.I.E. for the Pirates. He powers the drone Claw.
- Deejay is the pilot for the Starfih. His age is 17.
- Debbie is the mechanic/enginerd for the Starfish. Her age is 14.
- Shiny is the G.E.N.I.E. for the Starfish. She powers the drone Aquablaster.hey
- Hannah is the pilot for the Mirages. Their drone is part of Teach Tech and it's called Fatamorgana.
- Adam is the mechanic/enginerd for the Mirages. They're working directly for Gavinda Teach, who has asked them to help her uncover to secrets of G.E.N.I.E.s so she can destroy WhaleCorp.
The Tao TwinsEdit
- Sun is the pilot for the Tao Twins. He's blind and has a crush on Corto.
- Monk is the mechanic/enginerd for the Tao Twins.
- Lotus is the G.E.N.I.E. for the Tao Twins. They power the drone Wushu.
- Flora (Leslie Lipkins) is the pilot for the Bees. She has a crush on Enki.
- Fuzz is the enginerd for the Bees.
- Buzz is the mechanic for the Bees.
- Jelly is the G.E.N.I.E. for the Bees. They power the drone Bumblebee.
- Mina (Leslie Lipkins) is the pilot for the Sirens. Her age is 13.
- Victoria is the engineer for the Sirens. Her age is 14.
- Laurel is the mechanic for the Sirens. Her age is 12.
- Nemo is the G.E.N.I.E. for the Sirens. They power the drone Nautilus.
The Cold KingsEdit
- Manta is the pilot for the Cold Kings. Their drone is part of Teach Tech and it's called Sub-Zero. His age is 15.
- Shino is the enginerd/mechanic for the Cold Kings. They're representing Polaris Academy in the drone racing competition. His age is 14.
- Gavinda Teach is the owner and founder of Teach Tech, a tech manufacturing company that creates drones which are powered by nucleum, an element that is toxic to the environment.
- Big Moe is Mouse's father and the leader of the Ruto Clan.
- Jet Walker as Corto
- Soso Bianchi as Mouse
- Ogie Banks as Enki
- Cedric L. Williams as Adam, Deejay and Shino
- Ryan Colt Levy as Manta
- Tiana Camacho as Debbie, Hannah, Laurel and Max
- Bill Butts as Big Moe
- Gabriel Bismuth-Bienaimé as Enki
- Caroline Combes
- Anaïs Delva as Corto
- Hervé Grull
- Leslie Lipkins
- Olivia Luccioni-Dassin
- Kelly Marot
- Julien Meunier
- Bruno Méyère
- Marie Nonnenmacher
- Stéphane Roux
- Thomas Sagols
- Luisa Wietzorek as Corto
- Nicolas Rathod as Enki
- Sarah Tkotsch as Mouse
- Gerald Schaale as Wyatt Whale
- Fabian Krüger as Oro
- Sophie Lechtenbrink as Hannah
- Carlos Fanselow as Shark
- Andrea Cleven as Flora
- Marie Isabel Walke as Mina
- Fabian Heinrich as Jay Dee
|No.||Title||Written by||Storyboarded by||Original release date||POP UK||Prod.|
|1||"The Païpaï Race"||Pierre de Cabissole & Sylvain Dos Santos||Florian Ponty||October 19, 2020||6 March 2023||1.02|
|The Tikis face the Cold Kings on the Marais Circuit and learn that it's filled with terrifying creatures! Enki is bothered by his ignorance and goes into the jungle by himself to learn more.|
|2||"Spirale Looping"||Nils Mathieu||Pierre Lesca||October 20, 2020||7 March 2023||1.05|
|Corto is distracted by her crush on Sun from the Tao Twins and thinks she needs a technical solution to improve her drone racing speed. She ends up with an Aqua relic that may be more than she bargained for!|
|3||"Spider Circuit"||Christophe Courty||Jonathan Valette||October 21, 2020||8 March 2023||1.04|
|Team Tiki is sabotaged and the Pirates are accused of cheating, so they're suspended from the competition. They and Mouse believe they're being stereotyped because they're a team of Shore Scrubbers. But who is really behind the sabotage?|
|4||"Welcome to Paroa"||Sylvain Dos Santos & Antoine Maurel||Charles-Andre Lefebvre||October 22, 2020||9 March 2023||1.03|
|Maroro needs to be repaired, but the only place to find the right part is in Paroa – the land of the Shore Scrubbers. Mouse, who is a Shore Scrubber, guides the way, but Corto still manages to mess things up.|
|5||"The Piranicus Race"||Adrien Louiset & Morgann Martin||Zheping Xu||October 23, 2020||10 March 2023||1.01|
|When Enki is the only teen excluded from a party, he tries to act more 'normal'. But he's so distracted by his social blunders that he forgets about Team Tiki's race against Team Siren!|
|6||"The Art of Illusion"||Marine Lachenaud & Sylvain Dos Santos||Sebastien Vovau||October 26, 2020||13 March 2023||1.07|
|Gavinda Teach of Teach Tech comes to visit her team, the Mirages. After a particularly bad training session, she tries to convince Corto to switch over to Teach Tech.|
|7||"Big Moe's Big Race"||Marine Lachenaud & Cedric Lachenaud||Florian Ponty||October 27, 2020||14 March 2023||1.08|
|Mouse's father, Big Moe, discovers that his daughter is racing dones and travels to Whale Island to bring her home. Mouse has to prove to him that she has a place in the Whale Cup competition.|
|8||"The Great Egg Race"||Christophe Courty||Joanna Celse & Zheping Xu||October 28, 2020||15 March 2023||1.09|
|The Tikis, the Sirens, and the Tao Twins all race against each other to grab an egg and make it to the finish line first. Mina realizes she's at a disadvantage and tries to pit Sun and Corto against each other by playing with their crushes on each other.|
|9||"Ghost"||Sylvain Dos Santos, Marine Lachenaud, & Antoine Maurel||Joanna Celse||October 29, 2020||16 March 2023||1.06|
|The Tikis and the Mirages are trapped in a haunted manor overnight during a storm. Enki believes the ghosts they're seeing are simply a technological prank, but no one seems to know what's really going on.|
|10||"Oro's Secret"||Camille Couasse & Claire Kanny||Fafah Togora||December 20, 2020||17 March 2023||1.12|
|The power goes out on Whale Island and the competition is suspended – maybe forever! But Corto is desperate to save her island, so she and the rest of the Tikis go out in search of an Aqua crystal that can help bring the power back.|
|11||"Bubblegum"||Sylvain Dos Santos & Marine Lachenaud||Sebastien Vovau||December 27, 2020||20 March 2023||1.11|
|The Tikis race against the Starfish on the Candy Shop Circuit. There's a technical incident which causes Oro and Shiny to switch places, unable to switch back! So they have to race on the other G.E.N.I.E.'s team.|
|12||"Spinning Tales"||Morgann Martin & Adrien Louiset||Cedric Fremeaux & Isabelle Piedfert||January 3, 2021||21 March 2023||1.10|
|Corto gets jealous of how much Mouse admires Max from Team Pirates, so Corto publicly accuses Max of lying about defeating Kumo, the Titan Spider. Max is unable to prove her story and everyone thinks she's a liar, even her own team.|
|13||"Eole Crash"||Christophe Courty||Pierre Lesca & Charles-Andre Leferbvre||January 10, 2021||22 March 2023||1.19|
|Manta challenges Corto to an underground race in the Hive, but Mouse fears that it'll destroy their drone.|
|14||"Out of Sync"||Segolene Basso-Brusa||Florian Ponty||January 17, 2021||TBA||1.14|
|The Tikis have to team up with the Mirages – flying completely in-sync! Corto and Hannah struggle to get along while Adam sneaks around and tries to learn more about G.E.N.I.E. technology.|
|15||"The Comeback Kid"||Christophe Courty||Jonathan Valette||January 24, 2021||TBA||1.13|
|Enki finds old records of Wyatt Whale participating in drone racers. The pictures go viral around the island and everyone wants to race Wyatt, though he hasn't raced in a long time.|
|16||"Race for the Khepri"||Morgann Martin & Adrien Louiset||Pierre Lesca||April 11, 2021||TBA||1.17|
|The Tikis race against the Bees and try to catch a Khepri, which is a small but fast robotic beetle.|
|17||"Into the Maelstrom"||Christophe Courty||Pierre Lesca||April 18, 2021||TBA||1.15|
|Victoria's mother comes to visit and forces Mina to give up her role as pilot during a special race against the Tikis, which follows their elite Maelstrom rules.|
|18||"Droners Express"||Benoit Boucher, Christophe Courty, & Marine Lachenaud||Florian Ponty||September 5, 2021||TBA||1.20|
|Shark brags that he's the three-time winner of Paroa's Courier Trophy, so Corto challenges him to a race.|
|19||"Duelling Drones"||Nils Mathieu||Zheping Xu||September 12, 2021||TBA||1.16|
|Mouse wants to race in the Shore Scrubber's challenge, but it's at the exact same time as Team Tiki's next race!|
|20||"The Relay Race"||Alice Giordan & Anais Topla||Joanna Celse||September 19, 2021||TBA||1.21|
|Corto and Sun are excited when their teams get to work together for a relay race, but Monk gets jealous of all the attention his brother is paying Corto.|
|21||"Kami's Race"||Antoine Maurel, Morgann Martin, & Adrien Louiset||Fafah Togora||September 26, 2021||TBA||1.22|
|After Team Mirage breaks into Wyatt Whale's office and steals a baby G.E.N.I.E., the baby escapes and hides among the Tikis.|
|22||"The Great Belugaga Race"||Morgann Martin & Adrien Louiset||Sebastien Vovau||October 3, 2021||TBA||1.23|
|After Corto pays her a compliment, Debbie becomes obsessed with Corto and even quits the Starfish to support her.|
|23||"The Polaris Predicament"||Segolene Basso-Brusa & Christophe Courty||Joanna Celse||October 10, 2021||TBA||1.18|
|Because he keeps losing, Polaris Academy sends a new racer named Pavel to replace Manta as pilot of the Cold Kings.|
|24||"Race for a Cure"||Pierre de Cabissole||Zheping Xu||October 10, 2021||TBA||1.24|
|The G.E.N.I.E.s for Teams Tiki and Bee are hit by a pollen allergy, so Enki, Fuzz, and Buzz work together to find a cure.|
|25||"The Final Race Part 1"||Sylvain Dos Santos & Pierre de Cabissole||Pierre Lesca||October 10, 2021||TBA||1.25|
|The Tikis qualify for the grand finale race against the Tao Twins and the Mirages, but Gavinda Teach decides to come visit.|
|26||"The Final Race Part 2"||Sylvain Dos Santos & Pierre de Cabissole||Isabelle Piedfert & Florian Ponty||October 10, 2021||TBA||1.26|
|The Tikis win the final race of the Whale Cup, but accidentally awaken the Titan Crab.|
The series is broadcast on Disney Channel in various markets. In the United States, the show is broadcast on Primo TV with minimal reruns. This network is only available to xfinity customers, no streaming service or other broadcaster with wider reach has picked up the show in the United States.