Spirit Rangers (TV series)

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Spirit Rangers
Spirit Rangers poster.jpg
Promotional poster; from left to right: Eddy, Kodi and Summer.
Developed byKarissa Valencia
Directed by
  • Dominique Monféry
  • Dorothée Robert
Voices of
  • Wačíŋyeya Iwáš'aka Yracheta
  • Isis Celilo Rogers
  • Talon Proc Alford
Theme music composer
  • Raye Zaragoza
  • Ehren Kee Natay
ComposerJordan Kamalu
Country of origin
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (20 segments)
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • PeeDee Shindell
  • Consulting producers:
    Kent Redeker
    Joey Clift
  • Line producer:
    Charles Seignolle
Running time23 minutes (two 11-minute segments)
Production companies
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 10, 2022 (2022-10-10) –
present

Spirit Rangers[1] is an animated preschool streaming television series created by Karissa Valencia, who is of Mexican and Chumash heritage.[2] Co-produced by Netflix Animation, Laughing Wild and Superprod Studio, the series was released on Netflix on October 10, 2022, before Indigenous Peoples' Day.[3] On January 18, 2023, it was announced the series was renewed for a second season.[4]

Premise[edit]

The show centers on Native American siblings Kodi, Summer and Eddy Skycedar who have the power to teleport into a magical spirit dimension in their Californian national park while also transforming into a grizzly bear cub, red-tailed hawk and a turtle respectively to complete missions.[2]

Voice cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview
SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally released
12010October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)

Season 1 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date
11"Thunder Mountain"
"Snoozing Sun"
Dominique MonféryKarissa ValenciaDominique MonféryOctober 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
A thunderstorm threatens opening day at the park.
Kodi, Summer and Eddy help Condor find the courage to wake up the sun and get him back into the sky.
22"The Cuzzin"
"Totally Eclipsed"
Dominique MonféryLucas Brown Eyes
Story by : Karissa Valencia
Teleplay by : Jason Marcus
Mohammed Labidi
Benoit Phelippeau
October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
Coyote feels left out when his cousin Sunka comes to play.
A game of "sky and seek" shows Summer and Sunny that winning is not everything.
33"Caterpillar Camp"
"Coyote's Treasury Treasure"
Dominique MonféryKelly Lynne D'Angelo and Kent Redeker
Story by : Joey Clift
Teleplay by : Shelley Dennis
Nicolas Reynaud
Bich Pham
October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
A caterpillar spirit does not require the Spirit Rangers' aid to save her
Coyote needs help hunting for hidden treasure.
44"Rumble Mountain Rumble"
"Eagle Eye View"
Dominique MonféryJoey Clift
Jason Marcus
Franck Bonnet
Mohammed Labidi
October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
The Spirit Rangers find out why volcano spirit, Lawetlat'la, is rumbling and grumbling.
On a windy day, Summer learns that winging it will not always work.
55"Trout Trouble"
"Sweet Dreams"
Dominique MonféryJoey Clift
Shelley Dennis
Gaston Jaunet
Bernard Portier
October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
The Spirit Rangers encourage three bickering beavers to work together.
What looks like a spiderweb turns out to be a very important dreamcatcher.
66"The Three Sisters"
"The Lacrosse Boss"
Dominique MonféryKelly Lynne D'AngeloBenoit Phelippeau
Dominique Monféry
October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
The Spirit Rangers help two of the Three Sisters, Corn and Bean, find their missing sister Squash.
Eddy's feelings are hurt when he's left out of a game.
77"Distracted by the Gecko"
"Belly of the Beast"
Dominique MonféryKelly Lynne D'Angelo
Kent Redeker
Bernard PortierOctober 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
The Spirit Rangers get separated in their search for the Great Gecko.
A concert is an underwater adventure when a river monster spirit gets carried away.
88"Woe Is Wolf"
"The Big Bad Buffalo"
Dominique Monféry
Dorothée Robert
Karissa Valencia
Shelley Dennis
Sébastien Lurcel
Dorothée Robert
October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
Monster hunters Mindy and Cindy are on the lookout for werewolves.
Kodi is ready to save the day when a buffalo spirit needs help.
99"Broken Tree-tys"
"Hoop Dance Off"
Dominique MonféryJoey CliftGaston JaunetOctober 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
The park's bird spirits are not happy when Woodpecker ignores their agreement.
The Spirit Rangers get a hoop dance how-to from Eagle and friends.
1010"Not Your Opossum Mascot"
"Prickly Pride"
Dominique MonféryJoey Clift
Carlee Malemute
Bernard Portier
Nicolas Reynaud
October 10, 2022 (2022-10-10)
The Spirit Rangers help Colocolo Opossum find her voice.
A very particular porcupine spirit is on a mission to cross the river.

Production[edit]

The series was announced in October 2020[1] alongside Ridley Jones and Dino Daycare, with the latter's production being canceled in April 2022.[5]

Production of the series featured a writer's room that was staffed entirely by Indigenous Americans. Valencia also consulted Chumash and Cowlitz tribes around content.[2]

Release[edit]

Spirit Rangers premiered on October 10, 2022, globally on Netflix.[6] A trailer was released on September 23.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chris Nee Unveils First Slate of Netflix Animated Preschool Series For Kids Around The World". Netflix Media Center (Press release). October 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Calvario, Liz. "'Spirit Rangers' creator made the show she longed for as a Native American child". TODAY.com. Retrieved October 18, 2022.
  3. ^ "First Native woman created, long-awaited 'Spirit Rangers' debut on Netflix on Indigenous People's Day | Boreal Community Media". Boreal. Retrieved October 17, 2022.
  4. ^ https://www.animationmagazine.net/2023/01/netflix-kids-dates-adam-sandler-movie-leo-magicians-elephant-more-for-2023/
  5. ^ Porter, Rick (April 30, 2022). "Netflix Shuts Down 2 Animated Kids' Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  6. ^ a b Milligan, Mercedes (September 23, 2022). "'Spirit Rangers' Trailer Ushers in Netflix's October Toons & Halloween Highlights". Animation Magazine. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  7. ^ Netflix Jr. (September 23, 2022). Spirit Rangers | Official Trailer | Netflix Jr. YouTube. Retrieved September 23, 2022.

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