The Dragon Prince Season 3 Review

The Dragon Prince is marching toward war. Wonderstorm’s debut CGI-animated fantasy series hatched with promises in season one, paid off in serious sensations in season two, and now it’s wrapping up a chapter with a package of nine episodes.

This review contains some spoilers for the new season.

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the dragon prince season 3 trailer

War is coming to Xadia, and only the Dragon Prince, master of all four elements, can stop it. Okay, the last half of that sentence is cribbed right from the introduction to Avatar: The Last Airbender, but it wouldn’t be a totally off-base tagline for the upcoming third season of the Netflix animated fantasy show.

The Dragon Prince was co-created by Aaron Ehasz, the writer of the beloved Nickelodeon series, and shares a lot of its DNA with The Last Airbender: intrepid teen heroes saving a fantasy world from dastardly villains in a childish adventure that soon turns dark. And in The Dragon Prince season 3 trailer, things are about to get dark.

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The Dragon Prince Season 3 Release Date

On the final day of New York Comic Con, Netflix’s The Dragon Prince panel saw an overstuffed room of fans. Creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond and Senior Writer Neil Mukhopadhyay dished out the future for the animated CGI fantasy series. To the delight of fans, the panel announced that season three, comprising of nine episodes, will be released on November 22 on Netflix. They proceeded to screen the first episode of season three before the Q&A.

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the dragon prince soundtrack

Attention soundtrack fans: we’re debuting an exclusive video that takes you inside the Netflix animated series The Dragon Prince. The video below shows how composer Frederik Wiedmann composed The Dragon Prince soundtrack in all of its orchestral glory. It’s a truly gorgeous soundtrack – the type of music worth listening to even if you’ve never seen the series.

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reasons to watch the dragon prince

You seldom see a review of The Dragon Prince that doesn’t refer to its spiritual predecessor Avatar: The Last Airbender. You might recognize the name of Aaron Ehasz, the head writer of Avatar, as one of the creators of The Dragon Prince. Even Jack De Sena, the voice of our boomerang-wielding Sokka, leads as Prince Callum.

Many of the hallmarks between these two shows overlap. These two children’s animated shows are worlds apart yet close in resemblance. Let’s dive into the shared motifs of The Dragon Prince and Avatar: The Last Airbender and why they’re proof that you should watch the Netflix fantasy series, whose second season arrived today.

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Did you know it’s been almost 12 years since Netflix moved their business model from subscription-mail DVD rentals to online streaming? The company pivoted to video (sorry!) in 2007. Why am I bringing this up? Because I can recall, clear as day, having conversations at the time that boiled down to my generation telling older generations that Netflix had just killed cable. Like all Cassandra’s, we were ignored.

Now, only a dozen years after taking their first steps into the digital world, Netflix is releasing original content so quickly it’s impossible — literally — to keep up. Even folks whose job is to watch and critique television all day stare with glazed eyes at the glut of content. Just this past October, the streaming giant released 60 new shows and films. That’s almost two per day. The month before that? 54 original releases.

So it’s no surprise that things get lost in the noise. But what is a surprise, at least to me, is that somehow The Dragon Prince was one of the shows that got lost. As of this writing, the first season has a paltry nine reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. All fresh. But compare that to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina with 87 reviews or Disenchanted with 72 reviews. The Dragon Prince is flying under the radar, which is a travesty. One I’m hoping to remedy by laying out exactly why you need to give the show a go before season two drops in 2019.

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Trailer Round-Up 1

It’s time to catch up with all of the trailers we’ve missed in the past few days, and boy, are there a lot of them this week. Strap in, because you’re about to see a new look at a Gerard Butler thriller, an HBO comedy, a Vincent Van Gogh biopic, a mainstream holiday comedy, and a ton of new Netflix content, including a Quincy Jones documentary and an animated series from the team that brought you Avatar: The Last Airbender. And that’s just the start.
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the dragon prince trailer

The head writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender teaming up with Netflix to create a fantasy animated series sounds like a match made in heaven. We would follow Aaron Ehasz anywhere — and after the success of Voltron: Legendary Defender, also from The Last Airbender alumni, Netflix seemed like a perfect home for him. Now, we get a first look at Ehasz’s action-packed new series in the first The Dragon Prince trailer.

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the dragon prince

Avatar: The Last Airbender was one of the greatest animated series of all time, if not the greatest. So it’s always an exciting prospect when one of the talented writers behind that beloved Nickelodeon show is working on something new. Because you know it will be something fantastic.

Which makes a team-up between Netflix and Avatar: The Last Airbender head writer Aaron Ehasz sound doubly fantastic. The streaming service has announced that it will release an all-new animated series called The Dragon Prince, a fantasy series co-created by Ehasz and Uncharted game director Justin Richmond.

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