Home / Our Partners Class is officially in session: 4 reasons why we’re so excited for the new Netflix-original fantasy-adventure series ‘Unicorn Academy’ Get ready for an enchanting world of magic and fantasy. By Keri Setnicka November 2, 2023 This article is sponsored by Spin Master. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas. Hold onto your horses unicorns, because Netflix just launched a new fantasy-adventure series that is about to make screen time for 6-8 year olds a whole lot more magical. “Unicorn Academy” is here and ready to transport you and your unicorn-loving kid to a world of magic, wonder and unforgettable journeys. Based on the “New York Times'” best-selling book series of the same name, written by Julie Sykes, the Netflix series starts with a 72-minute movie premiere that’s as magical as it gets, followed by eight 22-minute episodes filled with friendship, adventure and charm. Plus, it’s available in 30 different languages, so everyone can enjoy this fantastical ride. Now, if the mention of a fantasy-adventure series involving unicorns alone isn’t enough to make you grab the snacks and start streaming, here are four more reasons why we’re so excited for “Unicorn Academy”. An enchanting world of magic and fantasy Children are naturally enchanted by the world of magic and fantasy as it allows them to let their imaginations run wild, offering a welcome escape from the ordinary. “Unicorn Academy” beckons them into a world brimming with magic and wonder. The series centers on Sophia Mendoza, an ordinary girl on the brink of an extraordinary adventure as she is invited into a magical boarding school on Unicorn Island. In this fantastical universe, majestic unicorns of all shapes, sizes and colors wander freely—from the meadows to the forests, to the distant deserts. Here, students learn to bond with unicorns and have the vital mission of protecting the island’s magic. What truly captivates is the unique bonds that develop between students and their unicorn companions. As Sophia and her unicorn, Wildstar, deepen their connection, their hair undergoes a dazzling transformation, symbolizing their unbreakable union. This bond also unlocks an array of magical powers, creating a visual spectacle that will have your child (and you!) spellbound. And speaking of a “visual spectacle,” the animation in “Unicorn Academy” is truly breathtaking. From a parent’s POV, we’re completely enthralled by the mesmerizing world of Unicorn Island—it’s so breathtakingly beautiful that we wish we could visit. It’s akin to the enchanting landscapes of Pandora from “Avatar” and the lush Motu Nui from “Moana”. It’s visually stunning in every possible way. An overarching theme of discovering one’s destiny Growing up is a journey of self-discovery; it’s about finding your true self, your preferences, your chosen family, and learning to embrace your strengths at your very core. This theme of self-discovery is at the heart of “Unicorn Academy”, and it’s one of the reasons why we’re absolutely thrilled about this new series. “Unicorn Academy” offers a window into the world of exploration, where students not only protect the enchanting magic of Unicorn Island but also grapple with the everyday challenges of being teenagers. This relatable backdrop sets the stage for their extraordinary adventures. Unicorn Island holds a treasure trove of secrets, waiting to be unveiled by Sophia and her friends. As they journey through its myriad wonders, they embark on a path of self-discovery, uncovering not only their own potential but also realizing how their unique talents can be harnessed to protect Unicorn Island from the looming threat of grim magic’s return. In essence, “Unicorn Academy” isn’t just an enchanting series; it’s a tale of self-discovery and the realization of one’s true destiny—a narrative that speaks to the heart of every growing child. A relatable and diverse cast of regular teens-turned-Unicorn Riders “Unicorn Academy” is more than a portal to a magical world of adventure and self-discovery; it’s a journey alongside characters who feel just like the friends we know and love. The freshman class at this extraordinary boarding school is a dynamic mix of personalities, each relatable in their own way. Besides the spirited Sophia Mendoza who leads the charge, there’s Ava Banji, the quirky optimist who never fails to find the bright side. Layla Fletcher is the group’s resident genius, always ready to solve the toughest problems. Isabel Armstrong is the school’s top athlete who excels at Unicorn Riding and brings her competitive spirit to the table, Valentina Furi is a feisty fashionista with a bit of a mean streak, and Rory Carmichael is the fun-loving prankster goofball who gets along with everyone. This diverse cast of regular teens turned Unicorn Riders are the embodiment of the friends and classmates we all had growing up. Their relatable qualities, distinct personalities, and the relational dynamics amongst them make “Unicorn Academy” a show that every child will relate to and learn from—it’s a story about friendship, growth and the incredible journey of becoming the best version of yourself. So there you have it. “Unicorn Academy” on Netflix is just a few clicks away and will whisk you away to an enchanting world where magic, unicorns and thrilling adventures come together. With a relatable cast, dazzling animations and a sprinkle of self-discovery, it’s more than just a show—it’s an invitation to embark on a magical journey that will spark your child’s imagination. Get ready for a ride filled with wonder, friendship and lots of unicorn magic! Thrilling adventures that spark the imagination But “Unicorn Academy” isn’t just about a technicolor world filled with dazzling hair and magical unicorns; it’s a narrative of thrilling adventures that ignite young minds. Sophia Mendoza is far from your average boarding school student—she’s a free-thinking 14-year-old who marches to the beat of her own drum. Unafraid to voice her opinions and occasionally bend the rules (in the pursuit of truth, of course!), Sophia’s tenacious spirit and fearless determination drive her to uncover hidden secrets, resulting in adventures that are as exhilarating as they are unexpected. Imaginative play is so important for children of all ages, and the adventures that take place in “Unicorn Academy” will unlock endless opportunities for imaginative play that extend long after screen time is over. Your child will love to create their very own magical universe, name their own unicorn sidekick, explore the depths of their magical abilities and embark on thrilling imaginary escapades inspired by the adventures of Sophia and her fellow Unicorn Riders. In a nutshell, the stories in “Unicorn Academy” don’t just entertain; they spark creativity and imagination, and that’s just the kind of magic that sticks around even when the show is over. So there you have it. “Unicorn Academy”on Netflix is just a few clicks away and will whisk you away to an enchanting world where magic, unicorns and thrilling adventures come together. With a relatable cast, dazzling animations and a sprinkle of self-discovery, it’s more than just a show—it’s an invitation to embark on a magical journey that will spark your child’s imagination. And the fun doesn’t stop there—you can even shop your favorite Unicorn and Unicorn Riders’ merchandise, like the entire book series, cozy hoodies, enchanting accessories, and more, at the Unicorn Academy Amazon Storefront. Get ready for a ride filled with wonder, friendship and lots of unicorn magic!