Kulipari: An Army of Frogs


Kulipari: An Army of Frogs is an American Flash-animated television series animated by Splash Entertainment , which debuted in September 2016 as a Netflix original series. It was produced by Clarise Cameron and Patrick Inness based on Trevor Pryce ‘s novel series An Army of Frogs . Kulipari: Heritage , a four-issue comic book miniseries was released from August to November 2016. [2] The series was renewed for a second season. [3]

Plot

Kulipari: An Army of Frogs is an action packed fantasy-adventure cartoon that takes place in the Amphibilands – a hidden village of frogs. For many years the inhabitants of the Amphibilands have lived safely, protected by a magical Veil and an elite group of poison frogs called the Kulipari. The story begins with the frogs of the Amphibilands finding their homeland threatened by an army of Scorpions teamed up with the magically powerful Spider Queen. Our hero, Darel, a young frog who has always dreamed of joining the Kulipari despite his lack of poison, now finds himself right at the front of the battle. Darel, with the help of his friends, must now overcome his anxieties and embrace his dream of becoming a kulipari warrior in order to save the whole frog population from extinction.

The series, based on a trilogy of books by retired NFL player Trevor Pryce , takes place in a fantasy version of the Australian outback and is a story of heroism and bravery as a young frog will suddenly have the chance to become the warrior he’s always dreamed Of being. [4]

Characters

Darel – The protagonist, a frog wood. Being the son of a great and late Kulipari warrior he dreams of becoming a hero like the father although different from him not having been born with the power of the poison. Amphibiolândia and to follow in a journey in search of bringing the Kuliparis back to the village. He is equipped with a dagger that belonged to his late father.

Gee – Darel’s best friend. A fat frog, gluttonous and awkward. In one part of the story he is kidnapped by the army of scorpions causing Darel to go to the land of scorpions to rescue him. After that he accompanies Darel until he meets the Kuliparis and takes them back to Amphibiolândia.

Coorah – Another childhood friend of Darel and girlfriend of Arabaroo. She has medical skills.

Quoba – One of the last Kuliparis. She has more ability to teleport with the power of her poison. At the end of the first season she ends up losing her poison by helping Darel from a rock to defeat Marmoo. She demonstrates a crush in Darel at the end of the story. The color of her poison is purple.

Cast

  • Josh Keaton as Darel
  • Mikey Kelley as Gee
  • Lacey Chabert as Coorah
  • Phil Lamarr as Arabanoo, Apari, Killara
  • Keith David as Lord Marmoo
  • Charlie Adler as Commander Pigo, Coorah’s dad
  • Wendie Malick as Spider Queen Jarrah
  • Mark Hamill as Old Jir, Ponto (episodes 8-9)
  • Jess Harnell as Burnu, Yabber, and Sergu
  • Candi Milo as Dingo, The Stargazer, and Fahlga
  • Cree Summer as Skink Mercenary, Scorpicurist
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Ponto (episodes 10-present), Scorpion Warriors
  • Kath Soucie as Pippi, The Rainbow Serpent
  • Rolonda Watts as Chief Olba
  • Amy Margolis as Quoba
  • Laraine Newman

Episodes

Season 1 (2016)

Episode
No.
Segment
No.
title Directed by Written by
1 1 “Episode 1” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
While a young frog named Darel dreams of becoming a Kulipari warrior like his late father, Lord Marmoo of the Scorpions starts conspiring with Spider Queen Jarrah to attack the Amphibilands.
2 2 “Episode 2” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
While training with Arabanoo the Tree Frog, Darel accidentally destroys the local market. The Townspeople and the Chief. Unknown for the frogs, the Scorpion King’s army is crossing the Veil with the Spider Queen’s magic.
3 3 “Episode 3” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
Darel discovers that Scorpion soldiers have broken through the Veil, and uses his Kulipari training to defend his friends and family.
4 4 “Episode 4” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
Darel’s best friend Gee is captured by the Scorpion soldiers! Darel must use his Kulipari training to find and save his best friend.
5 5 “Episode 5” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
Darel disguises himself as a sandpaper frog to join a group of lizard mercenaries and rescue Gee, but are the lizards able to be trusted?
6 6 “Episode 6” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
After rescuing Gee, Darel and his friend decided to stay at the Scorpion camp and do some damage. Meanwhile, their friends and family in the Amphibilands are preparing for battle under the guidance of Old Jir.
7 7 “Episode 7” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
Darel and Gee finally meet the famous Kulipari and go on a journey together to find the Turtle King Sergu.
8 8 “Episode 8” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
The Spider Queen finally manages to break down the Veil, allowing the Scorpions to enter the Amphibilands.
9 9 “Episode 9” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
The Kulipari (and Darel!) Join the villagers to fight the scorpion army and the Spider Queen’s magic.
10 10 “Episode 10” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
Though Lord Marmoo and Queen Jarrah have been temporarily defeated, the Darel and the Kulipari go on a day to find a way to prevent the scorpions from invading the Amphibilands again.
11 11 “Episode 11” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
The Rainbow Serpent delivers an important message to Darel, while the Spider Queen makes Lord Marmoo stronger than he’s ever been before.
12 12 “Episode 12” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
Darel and the Kulipari exit the Veil in search of allies who can help defend the Amphibians from Lord Marmoo and his Scorpion Army.
13 13 “Episode 13” Tad Stones Lee Nichols & Joel Naftali and Tad Stones
Darel leads the bruised and banished frogs and platypi through the desert, trying to find water with the Rainbow Serpent’s help.

References

  1. Jump up^ “SEPT 2nd is #AMPHIBIANSDAY @netflix #PICKYOURPOISON” . Twitter . Twitter.com. 2016-08-20 . Retrieved 2016-09-03 .
  2. Jump up^ “Trevor Pryce Continues His Netflix Show Kulipari As A Comic Book” . 22 May 2016 . Retrieved 14 December 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ Maddaus, Gene (2017-03-08). “‘Kulipari’ Lawsuit Reveals Rift Over Netflix Show Financing” . Variety . Retrieved 2017-03-08 .
  4. Jump up^ “Kulipari: An Army of Frogs – Netflix Trailer” (Press release). Youtube. 2016-09-01.

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