Tales of Arcadia
|Tales of Arcadia|
|Created by||Guillermo del Toro|
|Original work||Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia|
|Films and television|
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.
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. In November 2017, del Toro announced that Trollhunters will be followed up by two sequel series titled 3Below and Wizards. 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. 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, 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. 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.
Setting and overview
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.
|Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia||1||26||December 23, 2016||Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim and Christina Steinberg|
|2||13||December 15, 2017|
|3||13||May 25, 2018|
|3Below: Tales of Arcadia||1||13||December 21, 2018||Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro, Marc Guggenheim, and Chad Hammes|
|2||13||July 12, 2019|
Cast and characters
|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)
|Krel Tarron||Diego Luna|
|Steve Palchuk||Steven Yeun|
|Tobias "Toby" Domzalski||Charlie Saxton|
|Varvatos Vex||Nick Offerman|
|Angor Rot||Ike Amadi|
|Dictatious Galadrigal||Mark Hamill||TBA|
|Morgana||Lena Headey||Lena Headey|
|Otto Scaarbach||Tom Kenny|
|Val Morando||Alon Aboutboul|
|Zeron Alpha||Darin De Paul|
|Zeron Omega||Ann Dowd|
|Barbara Lake||Amy Landecker||TBA|
|Coranda Tarron||Tatiana Maslany|
|Ricky Blank||Tom Kenny|
|Darci Scott||Yara Shahidi|
|Douxie "Big D"||Colin O'Donoghue|
|Fialkov Tarron||Andy Garcia|
|Foo Foo||Tom Kenny||TBA|
|Gnome Chompsky||Rodrigo Blaas|
|Kanjigar the Courageous||Tom Hiddleston (season 1, episode 1)
|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|
|Sergeant Costas||Oscar Nunez||TBA|
|Shannon Longhannon||Bebe Wood|
|Tronos Madu||Danny Trejo|
|Walter Strickler||Jonathan Hyde||TBA|
|Zelda Nomura||Lauren Tom||TBA|
|2017||Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production||Mike Chaffe for character Blinky in "Becoming, Part 1"||Won|||
|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|||
|Behind the Voice Actors Awards||Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series||Anton Yelchin, for Jim Lake Jr.||Won|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|2019||Annie Awards||Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children||Nominated|||
|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|||
|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|
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