Slugterra was an Canadian/American animated television series created by Asaph Fipke. It premiered on Disney XD Canada September 9 2012 at 4:30,5:00 and 9:00 Mon-Fri 2:00 and 4:00 on Weekends. 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.
After discovering his father went missing in action, Eli Shane ventures down to the underground world of Slugterra. With new friends and by training collectible creatures called slugs, Eli and his team must travel around Slugterra to find and take down bad guys, as his father did before him. Along the way, they will gain powerful enemies, most notably Dr. Blakk, a man who plans to overtake Slugterra by infusing/corrupting the slugs with Dark Water and transforming them into "Ghouls". Did I mention that the slugs have different kinds of powers, get shot out of a blaster, and can turn into magical beasts at 100 mph? That part's awesome. Each slug has different powers, and each serve a different purpose, but all slugs have a purpose, even Floppers. So, are you ready to 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.
- 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 anatonagist 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.