Daniel Spellbound
Genre
Created byMatt Fernandes
Written byMerrill Hagan
Directed by
  • Trevor Deane-Freeman
  • Matt Fernandes
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producers
  • Arthur Spanos
  • Tammy Semen
  • Matt Fernandes
  • Jon Rutherford
  • David Fortier
  • Chapman Maddox
  • Ivan Schneeberg
EditorMerrill Hagan
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27) –
present

Daniel Spellbound is an animated television series made from Matt Fernandes of Industrial Brothers. It is produced by Boat Rocker Studios. The series premiered on Netflix on October 27, 2022.[1] A third season will be released. [2]

Characters

Main characters

Supporting characters

Villains

Episodes

Series overview
SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110October 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
210January 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)

Season 1 (2022)

No.
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season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Dirty Hands"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMichele Cavin & Matthew Fernandes & Alan GreggOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
To settle his debt with the evil Pie Maker, Daniel must track a rare magical item: the Fugu Rose. But not without the help of a talking pig named Hoagie.
22"D Is for Dungeon"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
During an unexpected visit to the Bureau of Magical Enforcement, the Primus offers to help Daniel out of his deal with Pie Maker — for a price.
33"The Cheat Code"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
Daniel's on the hunt for a Boatman Token, which may bring him one step closer to the Gryphon's Egg... if he can find the right item to trade for it.
44"Under the Open Water"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
In the wake of a close confrontation — and a narrow escape — Daniel, Lucy and Hoagie travel to Shanghai in search of a royal gem.
55"I Will Win Your Heart"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
While Lucy distracts a salesperson at an illegal trading post, Daniel and Hoagie sneak into a vault to steal the heart of the Mermaid Queen.
66"Look What I Got"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Akira Mark Fujita & Alan GreggOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
After a run-in with a rival tracker, Daniel and Lucy must barter with gremlins to repair their ice cream truck and resume their magical journey.
77"Big Fat Nope"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
Daniel and Lucy storm the hive of the Insect King in search of the Key Staff, only to find that someone's already beaten them to it.
88"How Dare You"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
To hold up their end of the Tracker Code, the trio leads a rival tracker to the Gryphon's lair. But getting out alive? That's another story.
99"A Sandwich of Evil"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
Lucy's quick thinking keeps the Gryphon's Egg out of the hands of the Dark Mage… for now. But Daniel worries the egg is too powerful for any one person.
1010"Hold on Tight"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganOctober 27, 2022 (2022-10-27)
In a final battle with the Dark Mage, Daniel, Lucy and Hoagie must defend the Gryphon's Egg. The fate of the magical world — and ours — depends on it.

Season 2 (2023)

No.
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No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
111"Swing Batter Batter"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMichele Cavin & Matthew Fernandes & Alan GreggJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
To rejoin the Trackers' Guild, Daniel needs an Untrackable — and his new friend Shak knows exactly where to find one.
122"A Secret for a Secret"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
After coming across an unusual shrine in Jayce's hideout, the group travels to the most cursed place on Earth to look for the legendary tracker.
133"The Hidden Island"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
Daniel decides to help Jayce track an ancient coffer in exchange for an item he desperately needs... if they can make it off a mysterious island alive.
144"The Tickle Pit"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
At the illegal trading post, Jayce tries to make good on his deal with Daniel. But first, Daniel must play a sinister game to pay off his debt to Kel.
155"Witches Only"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
In order to get their hands on Witching Silver, the gang infiltrates a secret forge. Meanwhile, Lucy and Hoagie pay a visit to the oracle.
166"Break On Through"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Akira Mark Fujita & Alan GreggJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
The team astral projects into another realm to figure out the location of the Scepter. There, Daniel learns about his family from an unexpected source.
177"Gizmos and Death Traps"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
To repair his armor, Daniel will have to strike a deal with a tough-talking fish. Then, Jayce and Shak storm a volcano in search of the Scepter.
188"The Final Trial"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
In Selcouth, the teams must pass four trials to win the Scepter — unless someone untrustworthy beats them to it.
199"The Scepter and the Sacrifice"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
A powerful item falls into unexpected hands, leaving Shak to make an impossible choice. Later, Daniel and his friends try to contain a dark force.
2010"You've Looked Better"Trevor Deane-Freeman & Matthew FernandesMatthew Fernandes & Alan Gregg & Merrill HaganJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
Back in New York, the city's greatest magicians combine their powers to battle a formidable foe. But will it be enough to save magic as they know it?

Production

In early February 2021, Daniel Spellbound was announced by Netflix.[3] The series' production is handled by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios, whilst the latter's parent company Boat Rocker Media is in charge of global merchandising distribution.[3]

The first season has ten 22-minute episodes.[4]

The second season premiered on January 26, 2023.

Reception

Reviewer Riya Singh of Midgard Times said, "The show is suitable for all ages and is a must-watch for animation lovers. Apart from being an action-adventure series, Daniel Spellbound delivers the message of teamwork and the importance of friends in one’s life. Also, appearances can be deceptive!" [5]

The Envoy Web's Rishabh Chauhan writes, "The leitmotif that drops in every time the sinister side of Jayce is on screen or acts up is pretty catchy and remains one of the only memorable parts of the music throughout the entirety of the season.

The pacing is one of the prominent strengths of Daniel Spellbound season 2, and it’s only more effective here as the story takes a lesser amount of detours and divergences than in the first season.

There’s a certain sense of warmth that is retained in the sequel and potential which while not tapped into, is certainly one that inspires speculation as to what may unfold next might actually be better."[6][excessive quote]

References

  1. ^ "Daniel Spellbound Season 3 - More Magic and Fun Coming Soon". scp magazine.Org. September 23, 2023.
  2. ^ "Daniel Spellbound: Season 3 Release Date: Will the Show Return". September 10, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Netflix Summons 'Daniel Spellbound' to Netflix in an All-New Animated Series". Netflix Media Center. February 4, 2021. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  4. ^ Zorrilla, Mónica (February 4, 2021). "Netflix Expands Slate of Kids Animated Programs With 'Daniel Spellbound' Series". Variety. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "'Daniel Spellbound' Netflix Series Review - A Noteworthy Addition to Netflix Animation". October 27, 2022.
  6. ^ "Daniel Spellbound season 2 review: A smidge below its predecessor". The Envoy Web.com. January 27, 2023.