In honor of California American Indian Day celebrated today (Friday, September 23), netflix debuted new artwork and the official trailer for Spirit Rangersits exciting new animated preschool series that heralds a new era for Indigenous representation on screen and behind the scenes.
Created by Santa Ynez Chumash tribesman and first Native American California showrunner Karissa Valencia Karissa Valencia, who produces alongside award-winning children’s animation veteran Chris Nee, Netflix Animation’s 10 x 22′ series and Laughing Wild in association with the premieres of Superprod October 10 (Indigenous Peoples Day).
Synopsis: Inspired by the stories of Native American tribes and the majestic landscapes of America’s National Parks, Spirit Rangers explores the adventure and beauty of nature through the eyes of Kodi (voiced by Wačíŋyeya Iwáš’aka Yracheta), Summer (Isis Celilo Rogers) and Eddy Skycedar (Heel Proc Alford), the Chumash/Cowlitz siblings who share a secret. This trio of kids are “Spirit Rangers” who help protect the land and spirits of the national park they call California home. Taking on new perspectives as a grizzly bear cub, red-tailed hawk, and brave turtle, the kids of Skycedar meet every challenge – from helping a lost thunderbird to awaken a sleeping sun – with courage and compassion.
Also featuring Kimberly Guerrero like Mom, John Timothy as a dad, summer cry like Lizard and DeeDee, Shaun Taylor Corbett like a coyote, Wes Studio like Sunny, Cardinal Tantou like Moon, Devery Jacobs like Wind Eagle and Nyla Rose as Lawetlat’la.
Rlearn more about the making of Spirit Rangers in the November 22 issue of Animation magazine (n° 324), coming soon!
October Netflix Highlights
- Netflix’s Halloween “Stream and Scream” Collection
Deadly dangers, creepy strangers and more: a stunning collection designed for sharing – and scaring. See the collection at netflix.com/halloween.
- Barbie: It Takes Two Season 2
- Charlotte’s web (2006)
- Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Slime, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
- Chip and potato Season 4 (Netflix Family)
Challenge after challenge, adventure after adventure, laughter after laughter — yip yip! Join Chip, Potato and their pals for another season of learning and growing.
- tiger and rabbit 2 Part 2 (Netflix anime)
The ice cream-wielding superheroine Blue Rose decides to leave the world of “Hero TV” to return to her old life as a teenage girl named Karina who loves to sing.
- LEGO Ninjago: Crystallized (S4) Part 2
- Spirit Rangers (Netflix Family)
Native American siblings Kodi, Summer and Eddy have a secret: they’re ‘Spirit Rangers’ who help protect the national park they call home!
- Impasse: paranormal park Season 2 (Netflix Family)
Barney, Norma, Pugsley and their friends encounter a host of strange new creatures, from angels and evil twins to an army of deranged Pauline Phoenix dolls.
- Exception (Netflix anime)
In a distant future where humans are forced off Earth, a spaceship carrying a team of 3D printed specialists is sent to terraform a new planet.
- Waffles + Mochi’s Restaurant (Netflix Family)
Foodie friends Waffles and Mochi cook in their own restaurant, where hungry customers come to feast on flavors from around the world!
- LiSA Another great day (Netflix Documentary – Japan)
Discover the world of the singer known as “Anime Song Queen” as she reflects on the first decade of her career and looks to the future.
21st of October
- ONI: Tale of the God of Thunder (Netflix Family)
In a mystical world of Japanese gods and spirits, a brave girl strives to follow in her mysterious father’s footsteps and find her true powers. (Read more in the November issue of Animation magazineComing soon!)
- Ultimate Pokemon Journeys (Netflix Family)
Ash and Goh pursue their goals – and embark on more incredible adventures – as their journey through the wild world of Pokémon continues.
- LOL Surprise! winter fashion show
- Barbie epic road trip (Netflix Family)
In this interactive adventure, Barbie goes on a trek across the country with friends and makes big decisions for the future. Which dream will she choose?
- Cabinet of curiosities by Guillermo Del Toro (Netflix Series)
Bizarre nightmares unfold in eight stories of terror in this visually stunning and stunning horror collection curated by Guillermo del Toro.
- Barbie epic road trip (Netflix Family)
- Bewitched Daniel (Netflix Family)
A teenage tracker follows in the footsteps of his late father to uncover a conspiracy in the magical world in this thrilling series of supernatural adventures.
- Hotel Transylvania 2
- romantic killer (Netflix anime)
Living her best single life, romance is the last thing on Anzu’s mind – until a little matchmaker wizard suddenly turns her life into a cliched romantic comedy.
- Big mouth Season 6 (Netflix Series)
S6 focuses on the theme of family as beloved characters continue on their every journey, discovering that while you can’t always choose your family, you can surround yourself with those who love you for who you are.
- Wendell and savage (Netflix Movie)
From the deliciously wicked minds of Henry Selick and producer Jordan Peele, comes an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele) – who enlist the help of Kat Elliot, a tough teenager with a charge of guilt — to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat asks for in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the artisanal art of stop motion. (Read more in the November issue of Animation MagazineComing soon!)
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- Departure on 14/10: Bleach The Movie: Fade to Black, Bleach the Movie: Hell Verse
- Departure on 31/10: naruto Seasons 1-9