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Skylanders Academy
Genre Action-adventure, comedy, fantasy
Based on Skylanders
by Activision
Developed by Eric Rogers
Directed by Arthur Qwak
Solène Azernour
Voices of
Opening theme "Harmony" by Timbaland Feat. Dalton Diehl
Composer(s) Conrad Wedde
Samuel Scott
Lukasz Buda
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2 (Renewed for season 3)
No. of episodes 25 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Bobby Kotick
Eric Rogers
Sander Schwartz
Stacey Sher
Nick van Dyk
Producer(s) Coco Francini
Emily Levitan
Running time 44 minutes (episode 1)
24-25 minutes
Production company(s) TeamTO (animation)
Activision Blizzard Studios
Distributor Netflix Streaming Services
41E Distribution
Release
Original network Netflix
Original release October 28, 2016 – present

Skylanders Academy is an American animated web television series produced by TeamTO and Activision Blizzard Studios based on the Skylanders series.[1] The first season debuted on Netflix on October 28, 2016, while a second season debuted on October 6, 2017.[2] A trailer for the series debuted on October 12, 2016.[3]

Contents

PlotEdit

In the world of Skylands, Spyro the Dragon, Stealth Elf, and Eruptor are new graduates at Skylanders Academy. Under the teachings of Master Eon and Jet-Vac, the three of them will learn what it means to be a Skylander while fighting the evil Kaos and other villains of Skylands.

Voice castEdit

Main castEdit

The voice cast consists of:

Recurring voice actorsEdit

Notable guest voicesEdit

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2016)Edit

No. overall No. in season Title[6] Directed by Written by Release date[6]
11"Skylanders Unite!"Arthur QwakEric RogersOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
In Skylanders Academy, the training institution for new generations of Skylanders, fellow students Spyro the dragon, Stealth Elf, and Eruptor prepare for graduation. Unfortunately, Spyro's oversized ego tempered by Master Eon's constant praise gets in the way of his becoming a Skylander when he throws a party for the whole school and oversleeps, failing his final exam while his friends pass on. Meanwhile, Kaos, longtime enemy of the Skylanders, sneaks into the Academy to locate the map to the Core of Light and steals the Book of Skylanders, freezing all the Skylanders and leaving Spyro the only one able to stop him. Though he is nearly defeated, he manages to unfreeze the book and release the others who manage to defeat Kaos. For his courage and newfound humility, Master Eon makes Spyro a full-fledged Skylander.
22"My Way or the Sky Way"Arthur QwakEric RogersOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
The newly formed core Skylander team faces issues when Spyro's impulsive attitude clashes with Jet-Vac's rigid "Skylander Way" approach. Jet-Vac decides to move into their house to try and drill Spyro into a more refined Skylander, but his method of thorough planning causes more problems when they arrive almost too late to save the Falling Forest from burning. Eon reminds Jet-Vac that instinct is just as important as training for a Skylander, and Jet-Vac and Spyro reconcile their differences in time to stop Kaos, attempting to use a hypnotized Hugo to infiltrate the Relics Room disguised as a restaurant mascot, and the team celebrates by making Jet-Vac's move-in permanent.
33"Missing Links"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Josh HaberOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
The Skylanders have formed into a team, but their teamwork is shown to be poor as they consistently fail to pass a basic Fire Viper training test. To help them get to the heart of this issue, Eon's old friend Sensei King Pen shows them how to overcome their obstacle by giving them the opportunity to build a new teammate, the result being a banana-headed Skylander named Cy. Though he is equipped with all of their powers, Cy still struggles as each of the Skylanders show him how to use their powers insisting their style is superior. This leads to more of the same when a real Fire Viper attacks the Academy, leading the Skylanders to realize they must combine their powers together and finally attain victory.
44"Dream Girls"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Josh Haber, Joanna Lewis, and Kristine SongcoOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
Stealth Elf is selected to give a SED (Skills, Elements & Defense) Talk to the cadets at the Academy, though she expresses doubt that she is capable of giving worthy advice. Meanwhile, everyone at the Academy, including her teammates, suddenly share in Hugo's irrational fear of sheep, leading Stealth Elf to devote herself to discovering the cause. She soon finds it in Dreamcatcher, who embraces evil and uses her powers to plague dreams, but Stealth Elf uses her skill and cunning to defeat her at her own game in the Dream Realm. Dreamcatcher is expelled from the Academy and arrested along with Kaos, once again trying to sneak in, while Elf returns in time to give a rousing speech to the Academy.
55"The Hole Truth"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Dean StefanOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
As per regulations, Spyro, Stealth Elf, and Eruptor are assigned as guards at Cloudcracker Prison, home to the worst criminals in the Skylands, including the infamous Doom Raiders led by the Golden Queen. The Doom Raiders decide to use the tense trio to their advantage and trick them into sending each of them into 'The Hole,' the maximum-security area in the prison. Though the Skylanders manage to realize the deception, the Doom Raiders are still able to combine their evil powers and escape the prison with Kaos tagging along. The three are regretful but resolve to recapture the Doom Raiders before they can wreak havoc on the Skylands.
66"Space Invaders"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Duane CapizziOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
The Doom Raiders have taken refuge in Kaos's castle and berate him more by the second when they take over. Meanwhile, the Skylanders and Eon go on a training retreat in the Falling Forest to improve their combat skills and teamwork, but it slowly turns into a camping trip to Stealth Elf's dismay. They are soon interrupted by an astral projection of Kaos's head that captures Stealth Elf, trapping her inside Kaos's mind. Stealth Elf controls Kaos into sneaking back into the Academy where the others are grieving over her assumed demise, and manages to convince them to help her escape. Kaos, who had won some slight respect from the Doom Raiders thanks to Stealth Elf's control, retreats and returns to being demeaned.
77"Anger Mismanagement"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Eric Rogers and Josh HaberOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
Eruptor's short fuse causes problems with the team's missions when he blunders their latest attempt to capture the Doom Raider Chef Pepper Jack. Eon and the others convince him to go to anger management in order to put his fiery temper under control so that he will be more 'in balance.' Unfortunately, Pepper Jack infiltrates the Skylanders' annual Chili Chomp contest and incapacitates all the Skylanders with a poisoned chili while he goes to blow up the Academy. It is only when Eruptor taps back into his inner fire that he manages to stop Pepper Jack and save the Academy, and he finally gains proper control of his emotions.
88"Pop Rocks"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Jesse PorterOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
The Skylanders plan to attend the Skylands Music Festival to stop Wolfgang, another Doom Raider, from using his evil music to transform the crowd into an army of mindless drones. Pop Fizz, who the young Skylanders learn was once in a band with Wolfgang before they chose different paths, is particularly determined to stop him, but the potion he concocts to defend them from Wolfgang's spell instead reverts his memories to before he became a Skylander. Wolfgang uses this to his advantage and tricks Pop into believing they still have their band in order to easily gain access to the stage and enact his plan. Pop however regains his memory and defeats Wolfgang in a music battle, sending the Doom Raider running and leaving the Skylanders to enjoy the festival.
99"Beard Science"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Josh HaberOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
Kaos continues to be unsuccessful in his attempts to get the attention of the Golden Queen, who seems to have an infatuation with hair. He uses a spell to gain a new hairdo and ends up stealing Master Eon's beloved beard, the source of his magical power, and instantly gains respect from everyone. At the same time, Eon is rendered completely invisible and forgotten by everyone at the Academy, and with no power or ability to command respect, he decides to leave the Academy. He manages to catch Kaos with his beard, which has caught the eye of the Golden Queen, and manages to take it back in a magical duel. With his beard, the Skylanders notice him and Kaos is rejected by the Queen, returning everything to normal.
1010"The Skylands Are Falling!"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Eric Rogers and Brittany Jo FloresOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
When the Skylanders fail to stop Bomb Shell from destroying Eon's bronzed beard statue, Spyro convinces Pop Fizz to build the "Evil Scope," a machine that uses a lens enchanted by an unwitting Kaos to detect evil before it can be enacted. Spyro obsessively uses the scope to stop evil all over the Skylands, leaving the other Skylanders and even villains across the Skylands to enjoy more complacent lives, but the wayward evil soon clusters together into a giant black ball that threatens to destroy the Skylands and traps Spyro inside. Realizing that his actions have cause a great imbalance, Spyro escapes the ball, imploding it, but its destruction accidentally brings Crash Bandicoot to their world.
1111"Crash Landing"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Eric Rogers and Brittany Jo FloresOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
After Crash Bandicoot is somehow transported into their world, the Skylanders have to help him get home by finding a dark relic. While searching for the Relic, Spyro begins to idolize and even attempts to imitate Crash. The Skylanders were able to find the Relic in the form of Kaossandra's evil book, which Kaos stole in order to gain its power, but needed an evil villain to open it; the one he chose being Chompy Mage. The Skylanders are able to get the book and return back to the academy where Eon uses it to summon a portal back to Crash's world, however using it corrupts Eon with darkness.
1212"Assault on Skylander Academy"Arthur Qwak
Co-Director: Solène Azernour
Eric RogersOctober 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
When Eon falls seriously ill after using the book of darkness, the Skylanders must race to find the Core of Light to use its power to heal him. Meanwhile, the Doom Raiders attack the academy, but are pushed back by the cadets. Kaossandra arrives and strikes a deal with the Golden Queen- she takes back her book and the Doomraiders keep the academy. They succeed in finding the book and Eon, but the Golden Queen goes back on her word and keeps it. Kaos is forced to choose sides and chooses to side with the Golden Queen, forcing Kaossandra to kick him out. She uses a powerful spell to knock out the Doomraiders and leave with Glumshanks, but is forced to leave the book behind. The Doomraiders, with Kaos, retreat as the Skylanders return with the Core of Light's energy to cure Eon. Fully healed, Eon says he'll lock the book in a safe place where nobody can find it, but in truth returns it to Kaossandra as the two are secretly allied in using it to keep a much more powerful and sinister evil locked in a dark realm.

Season 2 (2017)Edit

No. overall No. in season Title[6] Directed by Written by Release date[6]
131"Spyromania"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourIan Weinreich and Clayton SakodaOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
Spyro wants to prove that he has his own superpower like other Skylanders, and he's going to need it when he gets into a dangerous situation.
142"I Dream of Ninjini"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourJulia YorksOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
Master Eon tells Stealth Elf to seek training from an elusive ninja named Ninjini, a once-great warrior who doubts her current abilities.
153"Return to Cynder"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourNick ConfaloneOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
A new cadet named Cynder becomes fast friends with Spyro at the Academy, but she questions whether she has what it takes to be a true hero.
164"Thankstaking For the Memories"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourNick ConfaloneOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
Spyro and Stealth Elf get locked in the Grand Library while everyone else is gone for a long holiday weekend.
175"Elementary, My Dear Eruptor"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourJim MartinOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
Eruptor discovers he has the Sherlock Holmes-like ability to figure out who's guilty of committing evil deeds.
186"Split Decision"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourNatalie HazenOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
When Skull decides to break away from Hex, Hex turns evil and tries to transform the others at the Academy into zombie-like drones.
197"The People vs. Pop Fizz"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourJesse PorterOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
Pop Fizz is arrested and put on trial for committing robberies all over the Skylands, and the other Skylanders have to help find the real culprits.
208"One Flu Over the Skylander’s Nest"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourStory by: Eric Rogers
Teleplay by: Patrick Rigney and Eric Rogers
October 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
Eon comes to the team house to lead training, but the house is quarantined and everyone ends up getting sick.
219"Belly of the Beast"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourIan Weinreich and Clayton SakodaOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
While fighting the evil Fire Viper, the gang ends up inside its belly and must put aside personal differences to find a way out.
2210"Who’s Your Daddy?"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourJoanna Lewis and Kristine SongcoOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
When one of Jet-Vac's eggs hatches, he must try to be a good father to the baby inside. Kaos and Glumshanks believe they might be father and son.
2311"Sheep(ball) Dreams"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourBrittany Jo FloresOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
Dreamcatcher gets amnesia, giving the Skylanders a chance to bring her back to the Academy and prevent her from returning to her evil ways.
2412"It Techs Two"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourJohanna RichieOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
Jet-Vac feels insecure about his role with the Skylanders when Sprocket is brought in and starts taking care of tech-related problems.
2513"Touch of Evil"Arthur Qwak and Solène AzernourEric RogersOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
As he tries to learn more about his ancestors, Spyro searches for a dragon king, Malefor, but Malefor isn't one to talk and beats the dragon to a pulp and uses him as a bargaining chip to get his daughter Cynder back. Kaos attempts to free an evil being named Strykore, whom claims to be the father of Kaos and is seeking to conquer Skylands. Kaos obtains power from Strykcore and uses it to get his power back from his mother and take hers as well, forcing her to runaway on a Hydra. However, the portal will only open when he absorbs the light of a powerful Skylander, with Kaos 'volunteering' Spyro. He strikes a deal with Malefor, who knows who Strykcore is, and gives Spyro over in exchange for being on Strykecores good side and probable power gain. Cynder and Spyro's team arrive to demand Spyro back from Malefor, defeating him easily, but when Malefor plays coy, apologizing to his daughter for all his wrongdoings, he takes her and leaves. Kaos brings Spyro to Strykcore and he absorbs his power, destroying the prison and freeing him, and also turning Spyro evil. The team returns to the Academy just as Kaossandra arrives, revealing what happened and asking for help. Eon decides to reveal to the truth to everyone, taking off his helm to reveal the same mark on his forehead as Kaos, suggesting they may be related.

Season 3 (2018)Edit

A third season has also been announced, and began production in October of 2018.[4]

ProductionEdit

At an Investor Day presentation on November 6, 2015, Activision Blizzard announced the formation of Activision Blizzard Studios, a film production subsidiary dedicated to creating original films and television series. Headed by former The Walt Disney Company executive Nick van Dyk, Activision Blizzard Studios would look to produce and adapting Skylanders into a film and television series; the latter being called Skylanders Academy, which started airing on October 28, 2016 on Netflix.[7]

The series is a spin-off, said to be separate from the storyline of the games with no direct tie-ins to sequels. In addition, the different voice cast is made to give the show its own separate identity. However, Richard Horvitz, Jonny Rees, Bobcat Goldthwait, Billy West, Fred Tatasciore, and Courtenay Taylor are the only actors from the games to reprise their roles as Kaos, Jet-Vac, Pop Fizz, Food Fight, Snap Shot, and Hex respectively.[8]

The trailer for the second season was released on September 19, 2017.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steinberg, Brian (June 16, 2016). "Netflix Readies Animated 'Spy Kids,' 'Llama Llama' Series (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  2. ^ Gettell, Oliver (September 20, 2016). "Netflix's Skylanders Academy series sets October premiere date". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  3. ^ Serrao, Nivea (October 12, 2016). "Skylanders Academy trailer introduces Netflix's newest heroes". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Andreeva, Nellie (February 2, 2017). "'Skylanders Academy' Activision Blizzard Animated Series Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix Ahead Of Season 2 Debut". Deadline. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  5. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (September 20, 2017). "Trailer: 'Skylanders Academy' Season 2 Takes Flight Oct. 6". Animation Magazine. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Skylanders Academy". Netflix. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Activision Blizzard Launches Activision Blizzard Studios to Create Original Film and TV Content Based on Iconic, Globally-Recognized Franchises". BusinessWire.com. November 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ Eric Rogers [@EricRogersLA] (July 22, 2016). "@pokegirlsky the same reason we chose a lot of different actors for several roles - to give the show its own separate identity" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  9. ^ Trumbore, Dave (September 19, 2017). "'Skylanders Academy' Season 2 Trailer: More High-Flying Adventures with New Allies". Collider. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 

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