Tales of Arcadia

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Tales of Arcadia
Tales of Arcadia logo.png
Created byGuillermo del Toro
Original workTrollhunters: Tales of Arcadia
Print publications
Novel(s)
  • Trollhunters (2015)
Comics
  • Trollhunters: The Secret History of Trollkind (2018)
  • Trollhunters: The Felled (2018)
Films and television
Animated series

Tales of Arcadia is an announced trilogy of American computer-animated science fantasy television series created for Netflix by Guillermo del Toro and produced by DreamWorks Animation and Double Dare You.

The series comprising the trilogy follow the inhabitants of the small suburban town of Arcadia Oaks, which is secretly home to various supernatural creatures and the heroes who fight against the forces of evil that lurk in the shadows.

Currently, the first two installments of the trilogy, Trollhunters and 3Below, have been released worldwide. The third and final series of the trilogy, Wizards is set to release later in 2019.

Production history[edit]

Guillermo del Toro initially envisioned the idea of Trollhunters as a live-action television series; however, this was deemed impractical due to budgetary concerns, and as a result he instead turned the idea into a book he co-wrote alongside Daniel Kraus. DreamWorks then planned to turn the book into an animated feature film, but eventually decided to instead turn it into a series.[1] In November 2017, del Toro announced that Trollhunters will be followed up by two sequel series titled 3Below and Wizards.[2] In December 2017, it was revealed that two characters from Trollhunters―Steve Palchuk and Eli Pepperjack (voiced by Steven Yeun and Cole Sand, respectively)―will have their roles extended into 3Below.[3] In April 2018, it was announced that the role of Jim Lake Jr. would incorporate both the voices of Anton Yelchin and Emile Hirsch for the entirety of Part 3,[4] and that two characters introduced in Part 3 of Trollhunters ―Aja and Krel (voiced by Tatiana Maslany and Diego Luna, respectively)―will also reprise their roles and serve as the leads in 3Below.[4] In May 2018, it was revealed that Steve Palchuk and Eli Pepperjack would also have their roles extended into Wizards as well, making them the first characters to have roles encompassing the entire trilogy.[5]

Setting and overview[edit]

Tales of Arcadia follows the inhabitants of the small suburban town of Arcadia Oaks, which is secretly home to various supernatural creatures and the teenage heroes who fight against the forces of evil that lurk in the shadows.

In Trollhunters, a human teenager named Jim Lake, Jr. becomes the next Trollhunter, carrying the duty of protecting both the trolls living in Trollmarket and humans living in the surface world from the Gumm-Gumms led by Gunmar.

In 3Below, two royal siblings named Aja and Krel Tarron, who live on the alien planet Akiridion-5, must escape to Earth when their home was taken over by an evil general named Val Morando.

In Wizards, the humans, monsters and aliens living in Arcadia Oaks will face one another into an apocalyptic battle, where the control of magic will ultimately determine the fate of these supernatural worlds that have converged.

Series overview[edit]

SeriesSeasonEpisodesOriginally releasedShowrunner(s)
Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia126December 23, 2016 (2016-12-23)Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim and Christina Steinberg
213December 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)
313May 25, 2018 (2018-05-25)
3Below: Tales of Arcadia113December 21, 2018 (2018-12-21)Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim, and Chad Hammes
213July 12, 2019 (2019-07-12)

Cast and characters[edit]

Character Series
Trollhunters
(2016–2018)
3Below
(2018–2019)
Wizards
(upcoming)
Heroes
AAARRRGGHH!!! Fred Tatasciore
Aja Tarron Tatiana Maslany
Blinkous "Blinky" Galadrigal Kelsey Grammer
Claire Nuñez Lexi Medrano
Eli Pepperjack Cole Sand
James "Jim" Lake, Jr. Anton Yelchin (seasons 1-3)
Emile Hirsch (season 3)
Emile Hirsch
Krel Tarron Diego Luna
Steve Palchuk Steven Yeun
Tobias "Toby" Domzalski Charlie Saxton
Varvatos Vex Nick Offerman
Villains
Angor Rot Ike Amadi
Bular Ron Perlman
Dictatious Galadrigal Mark Hamill TBA
Gunmar Clancy Brown
Gwendolyn Kathleen Turner
Kubritz Uzo Aduba
Magmatron Fred Tatasciore
Morgana Lena Headey Lena Headey
Otto Scaarbach Tom Kenny
Ursuna Anjelica Huston
Val Morando Alon Aboutboul
Zeron Alpha Darin De Paul
Zeron Omega Ann Dowd
Other characters
Archie Alfred Molina
Barbara Lake Amy Landecker TBA
Coranda Tarron Tatiana Maslany
Ricky Blank Tom Kenny
Darci Scott Yara Shahidi
Douxie "Big D" Colin O'Donoghue
Draal Matthew Waterson
Fialkov Tarron Andy Garcia
Foo Foo Tom Kenny TBA
Gnome Chompsky Rodrigo Blaas
Kanjigar the Courageous Tom Hiddleston (season 1, episode 1)
James Purefoy
James Purefoy
Luug Frank Welker
Loth Saborian Chris Obi TBA
Mary Wang Lauren Tom
Merlin David Bradley David Bradley
Lucy Blank Cheryl Hines
The Mothership Glenn Close
Nancy Domzalski Laraine Newman TBA
NotEnrique Jimmie Wood
Sergeant Costas Oscar Nunez TBA
Shannon Longhannon Bebe Wood
Stuart Nick Frost
Tronos Madu Danny Trejo
Vendel Victor Raider-Wexler
Walter Strickler Jonathan Hyde TBA
Zadra Hayley Atwell
Zelda Nomura Lauren Tom TBA

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2017 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Mike Chaffe for character Blinky in "Becoming, Part 1" Won [6]
Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Victor Maldonado, Alfredo Torres and Jules Rigolle, "Win, Lose or Draal" Won
Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Alexandre Desplat and Tim Davies, "Becoming, Part 1" Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Hyunjoo Song, "Win, Lose or Draal" Won
Saturn Awards Best Animated Series or Film on Television Trollhunters Nominated [7]
Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series Anton Yelchin, for Jim Lake Jr. Won [8]
Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series Lexi Medrano, for Claire Nuñez Nominated
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role Laraine Newman, for Miss Janeth Nominated
Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role Anjelica Huston, for Queen Usurna Nominated
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Character Animation Mike Chaffe, "Becoming, Part 1" Won [9][10]
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Character Design Victor Maldonado, "Win, Lose Or Draal" Won
Outstanding Special Class Animated Program Guillermo del Toro, Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim, Chad Hammes, Christina Steinberg, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Lawrence Jonas Nominated
Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Kelsey Grammer, for Blinky Won
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special Mary Hidalgo, Ania O'Hare, CSA Won
Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program Marc Guggenheim Won
Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro Won
Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design Rodrigo Blaas, Andy Erekson, Jonathan Catalan, Dai Weier, John Laus, David M.V. Jones Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation Matthew Thomas Hall and Carlos Sanches, CAS Nominated
2018 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Bruno Chiou, Yi-Fan Cho, Kevin Jong, Chun-Jung Chu, "Homecoming" Won [11]
Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Jules Rigolle, Alfredo Torres, Linda Chen, Rustam Hasanov, Alfonso Blaas, "Escape from the Darklands" Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Andrew Schmidt, "Unbecoming" Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production David Woo, "Hero with a Thousand Faces" Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production Hyunjoo Song, "In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King" Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production A.C. Bradley, Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, Aaron Waltke, Chad Quandt, "Escape from the Darklands" Nominated
Kidscreen Awards Best New Series, Kids Category Trollhunters Won [12]
Best Writing Trollhunters Won
Best Animation Trollhunters Won
Golden Reel Award Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing, Animation Short Form Matthew Hall, Jason Oliver, Goeun Lee, MPSE, James Miller, Carlos Sanches, Aran Tanchum, Vincent Guisetti Nominated [13]
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Animated Series Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim, Chad Hammes, Rodrigo Blaas, Christina Steinberg, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Lawrence Jonas Nominated [14][15]
Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Aaron Waltke, Chad Quandt, AC Bradley Won
Outstanding Sound Editing - Animation Matt Hall, Goeun Lee, James Miller, James Oliver, Aran Tanchum, Stacey Michaels, Vincent Guilsetti, Alex Ulrich Nominated
Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design Rodrigo Blaas, Andy Erekson, Jonathan Catalan, Dai Weier, David M.V. Jones, John Laus Nominated
BAFTA International Animation Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim, Chad Hammes Nominated [16]
2019 Annie Awards Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children Nominated [17]
Animated Effects in an Animated Production Won
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program Marc Guggenheim, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, AC Bradley, Chad Quandt, Lila Scott and Aaron Waltke Nominated [18]
Outstanding Directing for an Animated Program Rodrigo Blaas, Elaine Bogan, Guillermo del Toro, Johane Matte, Andrew Schmidt Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing For An Animated Program Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing For An Animated Program Nominated

References[edit]

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