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The Legend of Spyro 3D

The Legend of Spyro: 3D is a cancelled animated 3D Spyro film, intended to be the first of a franchise based on The Legend of Spyro series. The movie was written by Daniel R. Altiere & Steven M. Altiere who are known for writing the Norm of the North movie. The thing to note is the movie went through four different drafts, this article will cover the latest draft of the movie.


Not much is known about the film's development. It was set under a $20,000,000 budget[1], and the writers Daniel and Steven Altiere were hired to write the script. They weren't informed of the film's cancellation until months later.[2]


The feature film follows Spyro, a dragon of prophecy, and a rare purple type born once every ten generations. The forces of the Dark Master, intent on destroying all the dragon eggs, attack the temple housing the egg of the unborn Spyro. Ignitus, one of the eggs' guardians, escapes with the purple dragon's egg, leaving it to drift downriver into a swamp, hoping for the best. The egg is discovered by a family of dragonflies, and upon hatching, Spyro is adopted into the family and raised as one of their own, alongside Sparx, a young dragonfly born the same day. Spyro would begin his daily life but as time pass, Spyro will feel like something is not right about him since he was so different from the other fireflies he grew up with. Eventually Spyro will finally learn that he is a dragon and starts to travel around to find more Dragons until he meets Ignitus. One day, after coming under attack by strange foes and discovering that he can breathe fire, Spyro is told that he is not actually a dragonfly himself but a stranger from a distant land, so he decides to leave the swamp in search of his true home. Sparx, though reluctant at first, decides to follow along.

Together, the dragon and dragonfly team journey through their threatened world and manage to rescue fellow dragons while battling Cynder, a pawn of the Dark Master, and her dark armies. First armed with Ignitus' training in the art of the fire element, Spyro one by one clashes with Cynder's armies, rescues more dragons, and acquires new skills and training along the way until finally learning the truth about Cynder's real identity. This tale of an unlikely battle hero and his brotherly sidekick illustrate the importance of both tenacity and truth, as we witness Spyro restore order in his world without sacrificing his spirit.[3]

Second Synopsis[]

A special dragon egg was hidden in a woodland full of dragonflies by Ignitus to save it from evil forces that were hunting it. Brought up alongside Sparx, Spyro is led to believe that he himself is a dragonfly who just happens to be slightly bigger and purpler than the other dragonflies.

One day, when the village is attacked, Spyro is found. Instinctively using his unknown powers, Spyro realizes just how different he is. Confused and upset, he learns that he is not, in fact, a dragonfly, but a dragon who carries the role of being part of a great prophecy that will bring peace to all the land.

Spyro, along with his trusty sidekick Sparx, pursue this epic adventure and attempt the impossible: destroying the deadly Dark Master. However, between them stands Cynder, a very powerful black dragon powered by the red crystal around her neck, which enslaves her to the Dark Master.[4]

Why it was cancelled.[]

  1. It had been confirmed by one of the movie writers, Daniel Altiere himself, that the movie had been cancelled due to decisions made by Activision to go in a different direction.[2] That direction in which Activision decided to take was later revealed on February 2011, to be in the form of Skylanders, which is the second reboot of the Spyro series.


  • The film is permanently cancelled
  • The movie was never made, which some Spyro fans were either upset or glad the movie was cancelled,
  • In 2022, the script for the movie was leaked online, since it was the actual script, many people weren't sure if the movie was going to be good or if it suffered from the video game cursed. Which one day a Spyro content creator by the name of Blaze Animates decided to read the entire script and post it online.
    • After the video was released, many people are glad the Spyro movie was cancelled as it did in fact suffered from the video game cursed, to add salt in the wounds, since the movie was written by the same writers of Norm of the North, the Spyro movie did contain toilet humor which means it contain a lot of fart jokes and also the movie did suffered of trying to add everything from the game which result in the movie rushing through a lot of plot elements. (To add insult to injury, there were some hints that Spyro & the dragons were bipedal in the movie, yes, they walk on two legs in the movie)


(NONE of the characters have a confirmed voice actor)

  • Spyro
  • Sparx
  • Ignitus
  • "The Dark Master" (Malefor)
  • Cynder
  • Goblins of "The Dark Master"


  • The movie was originally set to be released in the United States and Canada on Christmas 2009, but it became delayed and pushed back to the date of April 10, 2010. However, over the weekend of April 10–11, the movie did not come out and that was proven to be false.
  • No official trailers nor updated information on the movie were ever revealed, and the only merchandise was a fake poster available from online stores such as eBay. As well as this, no stands or posters were displayed in theaters, and commercials never aired.