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. 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.
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. 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. That direction in which Activision decided to take was later on revealed on February 2011, to be in the form of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, which is the second reboot of the Spyro series. It is still unknown if there will ever be a new distributor or a new director to get the rights to circle and re-work the project for the film.
No official trailers or 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.
- The finalized voice actors for Sparx and Cynder were never confirmed during the film's production.
- The IMDb Website had a release date for a Turkish dubbed version to be premiered in Turkey which was supposed to be released on February 18, 2010. Since that never came through, that was definitely also proven to be false.
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