This fall, Portal Masters can tune in and watch their favorite characters in an animated series on Netflix.
Skylanders Academy is the first production from Activision Blizzard Studios, Activision Blizzard Inc.’s newly created TV and film studio. The series will follow the adventures of the Skylanders team, a group of heroes with unique elemental skills and personalities who travel the Skylanders universe, protecting it from evil-doers and showing the next wave of Academy cadets how to do things the “Skylander way.”
Activision Blizzard launched its studio last year to create original content based on the company’s intellectual property. Skylanders Academy is the first production by Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk, co-presidents of Activision Blizzard Studios. The two-season Netflix partnership is part of Activision Blizzard’s strategy of enhancing its franchises and broadening their appeal.
Produced under the supervision of showrunner Eric Rogers, Skylanders Academy will feature the voices of Justin Long as Spyro; Ashley Tisdale as Eruptor; and Norm MacDonald as Glumshanks. Additional voice talent includes Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonny Rees, Harland Williams, and Richard Horvitz.
In other exciting Skylanders news, fans can get stoked for the return of Crash Bandicoot as a guest star in Skylanders Imaginators. The pop-culture video game icon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Revealed during the Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC (SIEA) E3 Press Conference, Crash Bandicoot will maintain his quirky personality both as a fully playable Skylander Sensei character and a new toy in Skylanders Imaginators.
Activision will also bring back Crash Bandicoot in fully remastered versions of the first three Crash games—Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped—planned for release next year for Play Station 4.
Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators supports more than 300 Skylanders from previous games and will launch on October 16 in North America.