Monday, June 27, 2016
Activision brings Skylanders Academy to Netflix in Fall 2016
Portal masters rejoice! Your favorite Skylanders are heading to the television screen in “Skylanders Academy,” the highly anticipated, animated action adventure series based on the wildly popular Skylanders franchise. The first production from Activision Blizzard Studios’ announced it received a two season order from Netflix with an anticipated Fall 2016 premiere date. The show has something for everyone – existing fans, new audiences, children, young adults and parents – with a slew of talented voices including that of Ashley Tisdale, Justin Long, Parker Posey, Susan Sarandon, and of course, Richard Horvitz as the evil Kaos.
The series follows the heroic adventures of the Skylanders team, a group of heroes with unique elemental skills and personalities who travel the vast Skylands universe, protecting it from evil-doers and showing the next wave of Academy cadets how to do things the “Skylander way.” Created by Toys For Bob, the $3 billion Skylanders franchise has sold through more than 250 million toys since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011, and earlier this month Activision revealed Skylanders Imaginators,™ the latest innovation in the franchise.
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