This is exciting news for me and I am sure most of you portal masters and addicts out there that love this franchise as much as I do. For years now we have wanted to see an animated movie or series of the Skylanders. There had been rumors that Activision was planning to release something, but the rumor was quickly nipped in the bud. Sadly we thought it would never happen as they said they were not interested in anything other than making the game. Then we got Skylanders comic books which in my opinion are freaking BOOMTASTIC! Naturally one could assume there would be a TV series or something coming. Well today our prayers have been answered by the Sky Gods!
There is not much information about the series except that it will be called Skylanders Academy. It will be the first project released by the new Activision Blizzard Studios Film & TV Company. They did give us a list of voice actors that will be voicing the Skylanders.
“Skylanders™ Academy” will feature the voices of Justin Long (“Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Ask Me Anything”) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (“Phineas and Ferb,” “High School Musical”) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald (“Saturday Night Live”) as Glumshanks. Additional voice talent includes Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz.
The series is now in production so I hope that we will get to see the new show by summer of 2016 (fingers crossed).
Take a look at the official pre release on the Activision website to get a bit more details on what we can expect from Activision Blizzard Studios. I will keep you all updated with more info on this topic as I get it. Do you think that the Skylanders cartoon will be good? Are you excited? Take the poll and leave a comment let us know what your thoughts are. Until next time I’ll catch you on the SKYSIDE!
Skylanders isn’t the only thing coming! Duty Calls! LJ Out!
We have seen a lot of info come out as we get closer and closer to the big day. So many new things are being released with Trap Team I start sweating thinking about all the money I am about to shell out 😀 I am sure a lot of you are with me. I mean with traps, figures, starters, and if you are like me Topps, Mega Bloks stuff and now IDW Comics how will one keep up! I already have my plan for release day as I am sure most of you do. Well I got some really cool info to share with you all that are excited about the comic book series. As most of you already know Skylanders debuted the new comic book series by IDW at this years SDCC (San-Diego Comic Con) and it was a major hit! There were two variant covers of issue #0 one with a Convention Exclusive 2014 label in the left corner as you can see in the picture below…
The other variant cover does not include the same label here is what it looks like if you don’t already know…
I have had the opportunity of being able to grab one of these from SDCC and I love it! I still need to get the first cover, but I am already working on get it as we speak. Last week it came to my attention by way of fellow addict Kristina Silva that the Granite State Comic Con or GraniteCon held in Manchester, NH is going to have it’s own variant cover. This variant cover will be for issue #0 here is what it looks like…
If you are attending this years GraniteCon you will have a chance to meet some really cool people that are involved in the making of the games and comics like these guys…
Voice Actor-Richard Horvitz (Kaos)
They will be involved in a Skylanders Panel at this years GraniteCon as well as signing autographs. The comic book is $10 and if they go by last years prices autographs will be $20. As I was searching for info about GraniteCon i came across this…
It looks like another variant cover for issue #1. Here is what the regular cover of issue #1 looks like…
From what it looks like there will be a lot of variant covers for this series. I plan on having them all including the hardcover copy available to pre-order online. I included a few pages from the comics in the gallery for those of you that have not seen it yet. Do you have issue #0? Will you be getting issue #1? If you do own it what do you think about the comics so far?Let me know in the comments. I personally enjoyed the comic book very much the artwork and storyline so far are great I can’t wait to see more.
If you would like more information about GraniteCon check out their Facebook page. Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!