Skylanders Academy Trailer Sets Tone for Netflix Series

Skylanders Academy Trailer

Those of you familiar with Activision’s ongoing Skylanders video game franchise will instantly recognize characters glimpsed in the first Skylanders Academy trailer from Netflix.

As telegraphed in the newly released Skylanders Imaginators video game, Skylanders Academy focuses on a core group of Skylanders tasked with honing their skills and stopping Kaos from taking over Skylands. Those core Skylanders include Spyro the Dragon, Stealth Elf, Eruptor, Pop Fizz and Jet-Vac.

Leading the voice cast are Justin Long as Spyro the Dragon, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf; Jonathan Banks as Eruptor, and Norm MacDonald as Kaos’ humble servant Glumshanks. Also pitching in their voices in unnamed roles are Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Bobcat Goldthwait, The Diamond Minecart, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Diamantopoulos and Harland Williams.

With hundreds of named Skylanders characters and supporting cast spread across six games, showrunner Eric Rogers (Futurama) and his team have a treasure trove of character designs and personalities to mine. Some secondary characters like Chill and Hex are briefly spotted in the Skylanders Academy trailer and others are sure to pop up.

Netflix will debut all 13 Skylanders Academy Season 1 episodes on October 28th. Season 2 is currently in production for a late 2017 release.

Skylanders Academy is the first production from Activision Blizzard Studios.

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