Slugterra was an Canadian animated television series created by Asaph Fipke. It premiered on Disney XD Canada September 9 2012. Later also broadcasted on Disney XD on October 15, 2012, at 3:30 PM ET. The series was produced by the Canadian animation studio Nerd Corps Entertainment. The first Slugterra movie, Ghoul from Beyond, premiered on March 30, 2014 and the second movie, Return of the Elementals, will have a theatrical release sometime in August 21, 2014.
CHOOSE YOUR AMMO... SLUG IT OUT!
Eli Shane is determined to be the greatest Slugslinging hero of them all! Only by collecting, training and dueling with little critters called SLUGS can Eli and his team hope to defeat the forces of evil. Did we mention the part where the slugs transform into powerful magical beasts? That part's awesome.
Slugterra is an epic sci-fi comedy adventure set deep underground, where the ammo's alive and only the quick survive! In this luminous, high-tech, underground world every cavern holds a new adventure, new battle and weird little slugs to be discovered!
The story follows Eli and his crew as they explore the caverns, challenge rivals and each other to friendly duels, upgrade their cool gear, and generally have a blast in this never-before-imagined underground world! But there is a very real threat to the world and the slugs; Dr. Blakk is seeking to "ghoul" the slugs, transforming them into feral mindless weapons! No one has been able to stand up to Blakk's powerful slugs and army of henchmen... until now.
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Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond
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Just when the evil Dr. Blakk has been defeated and it seems like Eli Shane’s duties as protector of Slugterra are getting easier, a new danger emerges from beyond the 99 caverns, and Eli and the Shane Gang rush to the rescue. But nothing can prepare them for what they encounter: a slug that can do something no one in Slugterra has ever seen — or heard — a slug do before! Traditional slugslinging no longer applies — Eli will have to engage in a very different kind of duel to save Slugterra… and himself.
Slugterra: Return of the Elementals
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A new member has joined Eli and the Shane Gang! Junjie, once the protector of the Eastern Caverns, is a master of the slugslinging art of Slug Fu! But even with the power of five slingers, the Shane Gang find themselves in over their heads as they race across the 99 caverns in search of the Legendary Elemental Slugs. The five Elementals are ancient slugs of great power, and the forbearers of all slugs found in Slugterra today. In the wrong hands, they could bring Slugterra to the brink of destruction. So when an evil alliance starts hunting down the Elementals, Eli and his friends — old and new — take off in pursuit of the greatest threat their world has ever faced!
Slugterra: Slug Fu Showdown
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Will be released in Fall 2014.
- Eli Shane (voiced by Sam Vincent): The series main protagonist who grew up on the surface. He always dreampt of traveling down to Slugterra. Now that he's there, he must become The Shane, a slugslinging vigilante who must defeat the bad guys throughout Slugterra. Eli has heart, courage, and determination and is always prepared to protect. His favorite slug is an Infurnus named Burpy.
- Pronto (voiced by Lee Tockar): A supposedly proud and knowledgeable Molenoid tracker, Pronto is the first person Eli meets. However, his sense of direction is off as he knows shortcuts that lead through Shadow Clan territory. He is very full of himself but is always honored to sling slugs alongside a Shane.
- Trixie (voiced by Shannon Chan-Kent): The group's slug expert, Trixie is a tough girl who knows to sling a gnarly shot. Throughout the series, Trixie is seen documenting her adventures. She is always thinking up a plan and hates it when bad people cause trouble. Trixie films informative videos about slugs called Slugisodes.
- Kord (voiced by Andrew Francis): Kord is a cave troll and the engineer of the team. He upgrades their equipment, tricks out their Mecha-Beasts, and occasionally pulls pranks on Pronto. He always keeps his cool and trains with Eli. Kord is very muscular with a heart of equal size. When Eli is victorious in duels, Kord is seen noogying and hugging/crushing him.
- Dr. Blakk (voiced by Mark Oliver): Dr. Thaddius Blakk is the series main antagonist and the owner of Blakk Industries. He is rich, powerful, and a ruthless slugslinger. He plans to control Slugterra and annihilate the slug magic that keeps the underground world alive. He abducts slugs and uses Dark Water to turn the friendly critters into horrific abominations called Ghoul Slugs.