Magi-Nation (TV series)
|Genre||Animated Fantasy Adventure|
|Country of origin||Canada
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (40 aired, 12 unaired)|
|Executive producer(s)||Michael Hirsh
Hyun Dong Ahn
|Running time||0:22 per episode (without commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Kids' WB!
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Cookie Jar Entertainment
|Original channel||CBC Television|
|Original release||September 8, 2007 – November 15, 2010|
Magi-Nation is a Canadian–Korean animated television series based on the card game Magi Nation Duel. Co-produced by Daewon Media and Cookie Jar Entertainment, in association with The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Kids' WB!, the show premiered in Canada on September 8, 2007, on CBC Television and on September 22, 2007 in the U.S. on Kids' WB. A series of DVDs was set to be released from October 21, 2008 through January 6, 2009. The series has formerly aired in the U.S. on Toonzai on The CW, and formerly on Cookie Jar Toons on This TV, with the second season worldwide premiere airing on Cookie Jar Toons. The show was cancelled due to low ratings of the second season. Because of that, the twelve remaining episodes have not been shown on television.
Three thousand years ago in the Moonlands, the evil Shadow Magi Agram was sealed inside the planet's Core by the Core Glyph and the Dreamstones which provided its power. Now he plans to escape by using his Shadow Geysers to weaken his prison in order to bring the Moonlands under his control, and only a Magi known as the "Final Dreamer" can stop him. A young boy from Earth, Tony Jones, is summoned into the Moonlands as he is believed to be this Final Dreamer. He joins forces with the apprentice Magi, Edyn, and the Shadow Stalker, Strag, on a mission to gather the Dreamstones before Agram is set free. Using the Book of Elders, the three travel through the Moonlands while combatting the forces of Agram and gaining an ever-growing collection of Dream Creatures from the Moonlands that they visit.
Cast (credited order)
Cast and characters
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- Lyon Smith as Anthony "Tony" Jones, a teenager from Earth who was summoned to the Moonlands with a ring given to him by his grandfather, Spencer Jones. His main Dream Creature is Furok (voiced by Alan Park), a mysterious bear-like creature who is his best friend and protector.
- Martha MacIsaac as Edyn, a girl from the forests of Naroom who lives with her guardian, Orwin. She is well-read in the books of the Moonlands and is an expert with spells. Her main Dream Dreature is Ugger (voiced by Joseph Motiki), a plant-based creature with a rhinoceros-like horn.
- Daniel Petronijevic as Strag, a boy from the Underneath who has trained as a Shadow Stalker to rid the Moonlands of the Shadow Magi. Despite this training, he is of the lineage of the first Shadow Magi, Agram, and lives with this shadow. Strag primarily uses relics and his turtle-like Dream Creature, Freep (voiced by Rick Miller).
- Martin Moach as Agram, the powreful leader of the Shadow Magi who was sealed in the Core of the Moonlands 3000 years ago. He uses his Shadow Geysers to weaken his prison in an attempt to return to the surface Moonlands. During the first season, he escaped from the Core but was re-imprisoned with the Book of Elders. In the second season, he returned using the body of Gorath, one of his Dream Creatures.
- Alex Karziz and Rory O'Shea as Korg and Zed, Agram's primary henchmen. They are a duo of evil, yet bumbling Shadow Magi who use an arsenal of evil Dream Creatures supplied by Agram. They later are joined by other Shadow Magi including Chur, Ashio, and Warrada.
- Rick Miller as Orwin, the Elder of Vash Naroom and Edyn's guardian. He is a powerful Magi and a mentor to Tony, Edyn, and Strag. Though Orwin was later turned into a Shadow Magi by Korg and Zed "Fiery Betrayal," he was soon returned back to normal in "The Secret Chamber."
- Julie Lemieux as Evu, a wise old woman from Vash Naroom. She helped to summon Tony to the Moonlands and often assisted Tony, Edyn, and Strag on their adventures. She is a wise sage and displays great power despite her age and her size.
- Rick Miller as Ashio, a Shadow Magi who was sent to destroy the Moonland of Paradwyn.
Dream Creatures are creatures that inhabit the Moonlands that originate from the Dream Plane. A Magi who gains the trust of a Dream Creature or defeats it in battle gains an Animite crystal. This Animite can be used to summon that Dream Creature back from the Dream Plane when needed by using some of a Magi's energy. A Dream Creature that is defeated simply returns to the Dream Plane and can be summoned again if the Magi has sufficient energy. Within the Dream Plane, even corrupted Core Creatures are temporarily purified to their natural states.
The Guardian Hyrens are unique Dream Creatures and a subset of the often draconic Hyrens. Each Guardian Hyren protects a particular Moonland and, namely, its respective Dreamstone. A test is given to those seeking a Guardian Hyren's Dreamstone in order to test that Magi's worthiness and character.
|No. in series||No. in season||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||1||"Final Dreamer"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Kevin Lund, Michael Sloan||September 22, 2007|
|Agram threatens to escape from his prison in the Core after being imprisoned for 3000 years and begins his plot to take over the Moonlands. In order to combat Agram, Tony Jones is summoned from Earth to the Moonlands, believed to be the prophesied Final Dreamer.|
|2||2||"Return to Vash Naroom"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Kevin Lund, Michael Sloan||September 29, 2007|
|Convinced that his friends are his enemies by Agram's spell, Tony flees from Edyn and Strag. When brought back to his senses, Tony must help protect Naroom using the Book of Elders for guidance.|
|3||3||"Kybar's Teeth"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Kevin Lund||October 6, 2007|
|The trio are sent to the mountainous region of Kybar's Teeth in order to claim the region's Dreamstone. During the trial, Tony decides to risk his own safety in saving the life of a Shadow Magi, Chur, and earns the Dreamstone.|
|4||4||"Fire and Ice"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Kevin Lund||October 13, 2007|
|Korg and Zed are breaking up chunks of the glaciers of Nar to wreak havoc on the climates of the other Moonlands. The trio must brave the cold to protect the Moonlands and to thaw Orwin.|
|5||5||"Blight"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Kevin Lund||October 20, 2007|
|Iyori brings word from Paradwyn that Ashio is poisoning the Moonland's soil and that her father and leader of Paradwyn, Bazha, has been captured. With the help of Saranther, the trio are able to rescue Bazha and restore Paradwyn.|
|6||6||"Enemy in the Sands"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Dave Dias||October 27, 2007|
|After being stranded in the harsh desert of d'Resh. The region's Guardian Hyren in the form of a Sandstone Gila tests whether Tony would sacrifice for his friends or act in self-preservation.|
|7||7||"First Geyser"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Edward Kay, Kevin Lund||November 3, 2007|
|After a Shadow Geyser erupts in Naroom, Edyn is taken prisoner to the Core. A disguised Agram then attempts to gain the knowledge of the Book of Elders from her, but she had prepared herself so that she could only relay spells that would harm Shadow Magi.|
|8||8||"Arena Night"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Shawn Kaib||November 10, 2007|
|Strag returns to the Underneath and reunites with his sister, Inara. The two battle in the arena for the region's Dreamstone, but Strag finds that she has been cheating. Her cover blown, she reveals herself to be a Shadow Magi and that the battle was a ruse to gain the real location of the Dreamstone.|
|9||9||"The Shadow You Know"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Ben Joseph||November 17, 2007|
|Inara is pursued deep into Chiroptera's Lair by the trio. Upon finding the Guardian Hyren, the two siblings battle for the Dreamstone. In a last ditch effort, Strag uses his Allegiance Relic to try to save his sister. When Inara fights off the Core's influence, she is rewarded the Dreamstone, which she gives to Strag.|
|10||10||"Cloud Cover"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Daniel Bryan Franklin||November 24, 2007|
|The cloud-based region of Arderial is in trouble for the first time after the construction of the Cloud Keeper. The trio discover that the threat is due to Magistrate Nimbulo's working with Korg and Zed. With help from Shimmer and the Guardian Hyren, the plot is foiled, but Arderial's Dreamstone is placed out of reach.|
|11||11||"The Depths of Courage"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Edward Kay||November 1, 2007|
|A spell being cast on the Book of Elders sends the trio to Orothe, where Tony learns that his grandfather, Spencer Jones, was once a hero of the Moonlands. Tony must live up to this legacy when faced with the monstrous Cawh.|
|12||12||"Fiery Betrayal"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Kim Thompson||December 8, 2007|
|Tony begins to have visions of a coming threat. Meanwhile, another Shadow Geyser appears in the volcanic region of Cald. Though Tony acquires the region's Dreamstone, Orwin is corrupted into a Shadow Magi joins Agram's forces through the geyser.|
|13||13||"The Eyes of Agram"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Erika Strobel||December 15, 2007|
|The trio venture into the Core in an attempt to rescue their friend, Orwin.|
|14||14||"The Precious Haz-Mai"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Ben Joseph||January 5, 2008|
|The trio find the Dreamstone of the Weave protected as a sacred object, the Haz-Mai, and Tony is placed in prison for touching it. When a Shadow Geyser appears, they must work together with the Weavians to defend the region.|
|15||15||"The Forum of the Elders"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||January 12, 2008|
|When the Book of Elders is transported to Kybar's Teeth, the trio must prove themselves worthy of the book to its guardians, Snout and Peepers.|
|16||16||"Magi Undercover"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Daniel Bryan Franklin||January 26, 2008|
|Using a spell, the trio go undercover in Shadow Magi camp in the swamps of Bograth. The trio recover the Dreamstone, but Strag nearly loses himself in his disguise.|
|17||17||"Frozen Fortress"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Ben Joseph||February 2, 2008|
|The Guardian Hyren of Nar has been imprisoned by Sikan, and the region's Dreamstone lies within one of her relics. The Final Dreamers must face her relics while trying to find the Dreamstone.|
|18||18||"The Secret Chamber"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Shawn Kaib||February 9, 2008|
|The leaders of the Moonlands hold a secret meeting to determine whether the trio really are the Final Dreamers. The vote is delayed by a spell from Evu as Orwin and the Shadow Magi appear. When Orwin is returned to normal, the council accept the trio as the Final Dreamers.|
|19||19||"Beware the Realm Raiders"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Kim Thompson||February 16, 2008|
|Both the Dreamstone of Orothe and the Book of Elders are stolen by the Realm Raiders. When the trio wind up as hostages, they are rescued by a friend from Orothe.|
|20||20||"Earth to Tony"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Daniel Bryan Franklin||February 23, 2008|
|A Vortex Relic allows Tony to return to Earth to speak with his grandfather about the Moonlands, but Tony's time is limited. Returning just in time, the Guardian Hyren of Naroom gives him the region's Dreamstone for returning instead of remaining on Earth.|
|21||21||"The Preserver"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||Ben Joseph||March 8, 2008|
|Gazean has been capturing Magi and Dream Creatures to transport specimens from the Moonlands away from Agram's reach. When they are captured, the Final Dreamers must convince the misguided Weavian to change his tactics.|
|22||22||"Brave New Realm"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||March 15, 2008|
|Upon contact with a Shadow Geyser, the Arderial Dreamstone forms an island claimed by Korg and Zed as Korgzedia. The Final Dreamers must ally with the other Shadow Magi to retrieve the Dreamstone and to defeat Korg and Zet, but one Shadow Magi seeks to betray them all.|
|23||23||"Voyage to the Dream Plane"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||March 22, 2008|
|Agram has found a way to leech void energy into the Dream Plane by using a small Salamark. The Final Dreamers must do the impossible and enter the Dream Plane themselves before the energy corrupts the entire Dream Plane.|
|24||24||"The Ultimate Dream Creature"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||March 29, 2008|
|The eleventh Dreamstone is in Paradwyn and involves the powerful Mythicore. The Final Dreamers must combat Agram's forces while convincing the Mythicore of their intentions. Upon gaining the Mythicore's trust, they find that its Animite is the Dreamstone of Paradwyn and that a twelfth Dreamstone exists.|
|25||25||"Fate of the Moonlands"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||April 5, 2008|
|Being tricked into entering the Core for the twelfth and final Dreamstone, the Final Dreamers enter the Core as Agram is freed to carry out his plans.|
|26||26||"Day of Destiny"||Paul Hunt, You-Won Paeng||April 12, 2008|
|Tony must return to Earth to find the Core Dreamstone as the rest of the Moonlands' Magi hold off Agram and the powerful Shadow Cawh. When Tony returns, the Final Dreamers combine their powers to create Rokreeper to defeat Agram and seal him back in the Core.|
|No. in series||No. in season||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|27||1||"The Final Hyren"||2010|
|28||2||"Flames of Glory"||2010|
|29||3||"To See Through Sand"||2010|
|30||4||"Eye of the Storm"||2010|
|31||5||"Inside the Dark Heart"||2010|
|32||6||"Hunt for the Hunter"||2010|
|34||8||"The Abysmal Truth"||2010|
|37||11||"Welcome Home Strag, Part 1"||2010|
|38||12||"Welcome Home Strag, Part 2"||2010|
|39||13||"Bad to the Core"||2010|
|40||14||"Tangle in the Jungle"||2010|
|41||15||"Showdown in Vash Naroom"||2010|
|43||17||"Tomb of the Relic Forger"||2010|
|44||18||"Hyren of a Thousand Faces"||2010|
|45||19||"Curse of the Realm Raiders"||2010|
|47||21||"Fear the Gear"||2010|
|48||22||"Lights, Camera, Magi"||2010|
|50||24||"Sons of the Underneath"||2010|
|52||26||"Dreamer's Last Stand"||2010|
Cookie Jar Entertainment acquired merchandising rights along with the TV show license. So far, an online computer game, Magi-Nation: Battle for the Moonlands, has been released. A new card game is also reported to be in the works.
Magi-Nation: The Moonlands, released on June 16, 2009, includes these episodes: "The Final Dreamer, Fire and Ice, Blight, Enemy in the Sands".
Magi-Nation: Fight the Shadows, released on June 16, 2009, includes these episodes: "First Geyser, Cloud Cover, Fiery Betrayal, Eyes of Agram".
In the UK, GO Entertain released episodes on DVD.
In Germany, season 1 was released on five DVDs; all contained both German and English audio tracks.