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Activision has confirmed that there are “not any plans” for a Skylanders television show or movie.
John Coyne, Activison's vice president of consumer marketing, told MCV that the popular children’s title tells its story through the game, making other forms of Skylanders media redundant.
“In terms of a TV show or a movie, no there are not any plans,” Coyne said. “We believe the game is the entertainment. You talk to kids who are real fans of the franchise, and they will be able to tell you Gill Grunt’s powers, backstory, what his friends are and generally what’s going on in the world of Skylanders. The same sort of things that they are able to articulate around a TV show or a movie.”
The next game in the series, Skylanders: Swap Force, is currently slated for a fall 2013 release.
Activision not going in for the massive cash grab? Something smells like fish in the Alamo.
My question is who went around asking about a Skylanders TV show that made them have to officially deny it? People can't be dying in anticipation, right?
Thank goodness. I can't even begin to imagine the crappy story and explanations it would have had.
Oh darn. Just gonna have to tolerate the merciless marketing they have in their toys and games then.
Seems like a Skylanders TV show would actually be a good idea. Especially for the monies.
That's kinda dumb.
I mean the "TV show designed to sell toys" model is a time-tested one. A game can only come out once a year (and that's when you're alternating between two teams, like Acivision does with COD and Skylanders here - where Vicarious Visions and Toys for Bob switch years) - a show can be on all year long, keeping your franchise alive. And selling toys. And introducing new characters/moving the universe forward.
I'm surprised Activision is against this. They're the kings of finding very few franchises and wh*ring them out until they've driven them into the ground.
Well as many small children play the game, it would be a massive hit. So I have to give them props for not trying to milk it and further taking away from the game