Explorer Academy: Fantasy Movie Cast

Welcome Back to the Explorer Academy!

Welcome to Day #4 of the Explorer Academy: The Falcon’s Feather Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Explorer Academy: The Falcon’s Feather by Trudi Trueit on March 19th, blogs across the web are featuring special content from Trudi and the Explorer Academy team, as well as 5 chances to win an Explorer Academy DRONE Prize Pack!

Fantasy Movie Cast

Explorer Academy: the Movie, starring…

Tyler Posey as Cruz Coronado, newcomer to the Explorer Academy who is trying to solve his mother’s mysterious death while dodging dangers of his own:

Though he’s a little too old now, he would have made a perfect Cruz at age 12! You may recognize him from the TV reboot of Teen Wolf.

Auli’i Cravalho as Lani Kealoha, tech genius and Cruz’s best friend back home in Hawaii:

You may recognize her as the voice of Moana in the titular animated film!

Ethan Dizon as Emmett Lu, wizard of wearable tech as well as Cruz’s roommate and best friend at the Academy:

You may recognize him from Spider-Man: Homecoming!

Erana James as Sailor York, Cruz’s friend and classmate on Team Cousteau. She’s full of fun facts and New Zealand slang:

You may recognize her from the TV show Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose!

Hera Hilmar as Bryndis Jónsdóttir, clever detective of Team Cousteau and Cruz’s secret crush:

You may recognize her from Mortal Engines!

Finally, Salma Hayek as Cruz’s aunt Marisol Coronado, the Society’s number one expert on anthropology, which she teaches at the Academy:

You may recognize her from Frida, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, and many more!

While not on its way to being a major motion picture yet, you can watch Cruz and the crew in the animated feature Explorer Academy: Brain Freeze as they race for the coveted North Star Award:


It’s an adventure of a lifetime when Cruz Coronado sets sail for the shores of Iceland and Norway aboard the Explorer Academy ship to continue his studies at sea. But, things take a turn while exploring the icy north, when he embarks on a dangerous mission to uncover the first piece of an important puzzle his mother left behind.

In the exciting follow-up to The Nebula Secret in the 7-book Explorer Academy series, Cruz, Sailor, and Emmett, along with their new ally Bryndis, embark on their first globe-trotting mission aboard the ship Orion. Cruz jumps right back into school and starts using the latest technology in submersible underwater dives, but is soon reminded of the dangers of exploration when his equipment fails and he almost drowns. Determined to keep his eyes on the prize, Cruz sneaks away to try to find answers, but unknowingly lures his friends into bigger trouble. When a friend of Cruz’s mom meets an untimely end, Cruz’s luck really seems about to run out and the questions multiply. What does the message mean? Where will it lead? Who is following him? And why?

This captivating book is the sequel every Explorer Academy fan is waiting to read!

“A fun, exciting and action-packed ride that kids will love.” 

—J.J. Abrams, director of Star Trek, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost and Alias

Explorer  Academy  is  sure  to  awaken  readers’  inner  adventurer  and  curiosity  about  the  world  around  them.”

—LeVar  Burton,  host  of  “Reading  Rainbow”and “LeVar  Burton  Reads”

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Author Trudi Trueit is a gifted storyteller for middle-grade audiences. She has written more than 100 books for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction, including The Sister Solution, Stealing Popular and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series. Trueit lives in Everett, Washington.

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One (1) winner will receive SIGNED copies of Explorer Academy books 1 and 2, an ADVANCE copy of Explorer Academy Codebreaking Activity Adventure (not otherwise available to the public until May!), an Explorer Academy pin, baseball cap, t-shirt, and bag, and a Quadcopter DRONE!

  • US/Canada only
  • Ends 3/31 at midnight ET

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Plus! Enter to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip!

One lucky family of four will embark on a spectacular ship-based adventure, just like the students at Explorer Academy. Experience the remarkable beauty of Alaska’s famed Inside Passage on this thrilling 8-day voyage, courtesy of National Geographic Expeditions. Get up close to icebergs and calving glaciers. See orcas and humpback whales, then listen to them with the ship’s hydrophone. Visit Glacier Bay National Park, learn about Alaska’s rich Native American heritage, and pass islands teeming with wildlife, including brown bears, sea lions, sea otters, and perhaps the world’s highest density of nesting bald eagles. Visit natgeoexpeditions.com to see a detailed itinerary for Alaska’s Inside Passage Cruise. Enter here!

Explorer Academy: The Falcon’s Feather Author Tour

Thursday, March 21, 2019
1378 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, CA
Event details:
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. — Talk by author Trudi Trueit and National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman, followed by book signing

Friday, March 22, 2019
Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
Event details:
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.— Public event with talk by author Trudi Trueit and National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman, followed by book signing. Purchase tickets in advance.



30 thoughts on “Explorer Academy: Fantasy Movie Cast

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  1. I would honestly go exploring anywhere; I would love to go on a road trip across North America. I would love to take 6 months to do this with the kiddos. Thanks!

  2. Australia for sure, I’ve visited Sydney twice but didn’t get to discover anything else since I was there to babysit my grandchildren.

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