The popular video game Skylanders is getting a television adaptation called Skylanders Academy, and today Activision Blizzard Studios released a trailer showing off the new project. Skylanders Academy does not look like a churned out Saturday morning cartoon, and TeamTO (who animated the series), did a great job of giving off a big screen feel.
Backing up the solid animation is a voice cast filled with big names like Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Norm MacDonald, and Susan Sarandon.
The new show will follow Spyro, Stealth Elf, and Eruptor as they train and learn to protect their world. Season one of Skylanders Academy launches exclusively through Netflix on October 28th, with season two to follow in late 2017. Skylanders Imaginators, the new game from the series that inspired the show, will launch on October 16th and give players the chance to create their own Skylanders.
Skylanders Academy is the first project from Activision Blizzard Studios, who also has plans for Call of Duty feature films and television shows. Other Activision Blizzard properties will likely make their way to the silver screen in the future such as Overwatch, Destiny, and Hearthstone. They all seem like perfect fits, don’t they?