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Tales of Arcadia is a computer-animated trilogy franchise created for Netflix by Guillermo Del Toro, produced by DreamWorks Animation and Double Dare You.
Guillmero Del Toro originally wanted to create a live-action series called "Trollhunters", but due to budgetary concerns, he made them into a series of books. Dreamworks wanted to make a film adaptation of the books, but they eventually decided to make the television series instead.
Currently, the first two installments of the trilogy, Trollhunters (2016-2018) and 3 Below (2018-present), have been released worldwide. The third and final series of the franchise, Wizards, is set to be released in 2019. On Netflix, Wizards contains the description, "The Trolls, Aliens, and Wizards living in Arcadia face off in an Apocalyptic battle for control of their magical world. Created by Guillermo Del Toro.”
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.
Arcadia Oaks, California may seem like an average, ordinary, small, and sleepy suburban town. However, unbeknownst to many of its citizens, it holds some amazing secrets: Ferocious trolls thriving peacefully underneath the town's streets, royal aliens hiding diligently in the town's neighborhoods, and powerful wizards walking obscurely amongst the town's residents.
Magic and technology is everywhere, but it also attracts some very nasty visitors who want nothing more than to claim it all so they can rule and destroy the entire world. It's all up to Arcadia's young teenage heroes and their most loyal allies to stop the evil lurking in the shadows; all while balancing their normal lives like an everyday average high-schooler and saving the world from the darkness emerging from the supernatural.
DreamWorks Trollhunters is from the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillmero Del Toro that comes with a tale of two worlds set to collide in an epic saga. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class!
Part One (2016)
The first half of Part One focuses on Jim becoming the Trollhunter and discovering evil trolls called "Gumm-Gumms", who wish to free their leader, Gunmar, from the Darklands by collecting pieces of the Killahead Bridge (the portal to Gunmar's Darklands), headed by changeling Walter Strickler and Gunmar's son, Bular.
The second half of Part One focuses on Strickler attempting to take leadership of his own community and going rogue by unleashing a dormant ancient troll, Angor Rot, to kill the Trollhunter. Jim and his friends band together to rescue Claire's baby brother, Enrique, who was taken by goblins to the Darklands, by finding the three lost Triumbric Stones to create a powerful weapon that will kill Gunmar once and for all.
Part Two (2017)
Part Two focuses on Jim and his friends after he has returned from the Darklands. He has succeeded in rescuing Enrique, but the evil Gunmar and several of his minions have been released into the human world and are set on taking over. Jim's friends get more focus and some major events begin to happen such as Steve and Eli forming a supernatural fighting team of their own, Blinky having a not-so-happy reunion with his presumed deceased brother, Heartstone Trollmarket being taken over after a mole is found in the midst, and something really dark happens to Claire.
Part Three (2018)
Part Three focuses on the fates of the human and troll civilizations hanging in the balance. The Trollhunters are racing to stop Gunmar and the resurrected Morgana from bringing about the Eternal Night and shrouding the world in darkness forever. To defeat them, the team must seek out the legendary wizard Merlin to unlock his ancient magic and unleash a powerful weapon which will alter the course of their lives forever.
3 Below (2018-present)
DreamWorks 3 Below tells the story of two royal teenage aliens, Princess Aja and Prince Krel, and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land on Earth in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet.
Part One (2018)
Part One focuses on two royal Akiridion siblings, Aja and Krel Tarron, along with their guardian, Varvatos Vex, as they crash land on Earth after their planet, Akiridion-5, has been taken over by General Morando and his army. They must stay on Earth while the king and queen recharge in their stasis chambers, as they were attacked by Morando himself. While on Earth, the children try to find components to repair their ship to return home, while trying to fit in and adapt with the humans. However, desperate to end the House Tarron line once and for all, Morando has hired many of the deadliest bounty hunters in the galaxies to locate the royal children and take their parents' life cores.
Part Two (TBA)
DreamWorks Wizards brings together the three disparate worlds of trolls, aliens and wizards who have found themselves drawn to Arcadia. The final chapter of the Tales of Arcadia culminates in an apocalyptic battle for the control of magic that will ultimately determine the fate of these supernatural worlds that have now converged.
Main article: List of Trollhunters episodes
Main article: List of 3 Below episodes
Main article: List of Wizards episodes
- Arcadia Oaks, California (main setting)
- Arcadia Oaks Canals
- Arcadia Oaks High
- Arcadia Square
- Benoit's French Bistro
- Heartstone Trollmarket (located underneath the canals)
- House Tarron Mothership
- Museum of Arcadia
- Stuart Electronics
- The Domzalski Residence
- The Forest
- The Janus Order
- The Lake Residence
- The Nuñez Estate
- The Palchuk Residence
- The Pepperjack Residence
- The Planetarium
- Area 49-B
- Swamps of the Quagawumps
- Merlin's Tomb
- New Jersey
- Temple of Aysa-Thoon
- The Forest of Killahead
- Andronis Quadrant
- Blank Robot Factory
- Satellite 9
- Sector 7
- The Rebel Base
- The Royal Palace
- Oxiom Galaxy