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Kings of Atlantis is a YouTube Premium Original web CGI animated series created by Let's Play channel TheAtlantisCraft and based on Minecraft, though only the art style really does, and the Let's Plays and characters of TheAtlantisCraft. It debuted as the first YouTube Premium Original series meant for children.

In the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, two brothers, Cody the penguin and Joe the chicken, are to ascend to their father Atlas' throne and become the new kings of Atlantis, when suddenly on their coronation day, their Evil Uncle Phaeton attacks and seizes the throne and takes over Atlantis, banishing the two princes away. Cody and Joe must embark on an adventure to defeat Phaeton and take back Atlantis for once and for all.

The series was short-lived and only ran for one season of 13 episodes in 2017. The first episode can be watched here for free without subscription.


The series provides examples of:

  • Animated Adaptation: The series adapts TheAtlanticCraft's Let's Play videos, especially the characters, and, less so, Minecraft
  • All-CGI Cartoon: In a Minecraft-like style, no less!
  • Atlantis: The setting of the story
  • Cool Sword: Cody and Joes' main weapons are special magical swords invented and given by Pikalus. Cody wields a lightning one and Joe an ice one, and both swords can be used to create anything needed to solve a problem.
  • Cowboy Episode: "Kraken Kid and The Krazy Krushers" has Cody and Joe going on a Western-style adventure to defeat the outlaw Kraken Kid.
  • Evil Uncle: Phaeton, the Big Bad who is also Atlas' brother and Cody and Joe's uncle.
  • Fish People: Much of the Atlanteans, including King Atlas and Phaeton, happen to be humanoids with fish features.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Professor Pikalus is an inventor who has built all sorts of gadgets, especially Cody's and Joe's Cool Swords.
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  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: The Atlanteans are made up of a strange mix of species who are all at least humanoid, such as Fish People, Funny Animals, mermaids, and even normal humans.
  • Magic Versus Science: The very reason Phaeton is able to take over is because of science, said to be greater than the magical forces of Nexus.
    Phaeton: And I have mastered the power greater than the Nexus, science!
  • Shout-Out: In the first episode, you can see a Marge Simpson-lookalike.
  • Underwater City: Atlantis happens to be a city in the vast Awesome Underwater World Cody and Joe explore.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: In "Night of the Dripping Dead", Phaeton transforms the entire Atlantean population into zombies.