The Future Is Wild (TV series)
|The Future Is Wild|
|Developed by||Steve Sullivan|
|Written by||Doug Molitor|
|Directed by||Mike Fallows|
|Creative director(s)||Mike Fallows|
|Theme music composer||Sarah Hallman|
|Opening theme||Volcano Music by Sarah Hallman|
|Country of origin||
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
Eric Chan Meng Koo
Derek Reeves Chua Woo Scott Dyer Doug Murphy
|Location(s)||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Distributor||ST Electronics Pte LTD|
|Original release||October 13, 2007 – July 5, 2008|
The Future is Wild is an American/Canadian/Singapore animated television series based on Canadian 2003 joint Animal Planet/ORF (Austria) and ZDF (Germany) co-production The Future Is Wild, developed by Nelvana Animation, and directed by Mike Fallows, with characters and creatures designed by Brett Jubinville. It is made in CGI animation. It features four teenagers (CG, Luis, Emily and Ethan) who study the future of the earth to find a new habitat for humanity, while learning about the futuristic creatures who inhabit it. The show ran for one 26 episode season. It utilizes creatures speculated about in the original version of The Future Is Wild, albeit with highly fictionalized elements.
10,000 years in the future, humanity is threatened by a mega ice age. Cassiopeia G. (nicknamed C.G. or "Ceeg" by her friends) is sent on the Timeflyer to find a new habitat for humanity. While in the Northern Forest, a Squibbon has stowed away on the Timeflyer, accidentally transporting C.G. to the 21st Century. Once there, C.G. is greeted by three kids: Ethan, Emily, and Luis. They accompany her on her mission.
The show has garnered strong ratings on both the American and Canadian partners of Discovery Kids, leading to worldwide distributions, including the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine and the Middle East. Episodes are also available on certain airlines and online.
- Time Flyer - A vehicle that transports to different eras of time through vortexes, the navigation system tells what the era is, C.G. is the one who pilots it.
- InfoStation - A larger, more thorough version of the holodat that is contained in the Time Flyer
- Holodat - A portable device that shows the species of an animal and other information.
- Chameliographic Helmet - A device that C.G, Luis, Emily, and Ethan use for turning into other animals, it scans the animal first and then creates a holographic image around the user to mimic the animal.
- Communicator - The crew wears them on their wrists to communicate to each other. In "Sweet Home Pangaea II" it revealed that it also has a force field function.
- Dune Skimmer - A jetski-like vehicle used for fast travel over harsh conditions like sand, snow, and water.
- Molecular Compressor - A device that can alter an object or person's size. The effects wear off in about an hour.
- Cameras - compact, disc-shaped cameras.
- Pump and Hose
- Solar Sequencer - Traps solar energy for later use.
- Glacier Sampler - Sucks up sticks of ice for study.
- Hyper-solidifying Polymer Dispenser - shoots out a substance that surrounds a target and hardens into a glass-like material.
|Character||Voice Actor||Character Info|
|CG||Ashley Peters||The Time Flyer's captain. Her original time is 12,000 AD. She is often cautious and robotic in nature, but as she spends more time with Emily, Luis, and Ethan, she becomes more open and expressive. She is arachnophobic and she also may have asthma. Her full name is Cassiopeia G. She is hinted at possibly having a particular romantic affinity for Luis. Both the streaks in her hair and eyes are blue. She is born with lines beside her left eye. It was suspected that her mother died before she met the crew.|
|Emily||Miranda Jones||The motherly animal lover of the crew, she tries to see the best qualities in both animals and people. She takes care of Squibbon and they both adore each other. She is hinted at possibly having a particular romantic affinity for Ethan. Her eyes are green. Her full name is Emily Lonartae. She has a twin sister.|
|Ethan||Marc Donato||Ethan is adventurous and daring, he is willing to do most of the more dangerous tasks that the crew's mission provides, taking them as a challenge. Ethan often cracks bad jokes and teases Luis of his overly-cautious attitude. In the episode "Phantom Fear!" it is shown he is claustrophobic. His eyes are blue. Ethan is hinted at possibly having a particular romantic affinity for Emily too. His full name is Ethan Bolato.|
|Luis||Taylor Abrahamse||Luis is arguably the smartest in the crew and prefers to stay in the ship to avoid the future's hostile environments and dangerous creatures. He often freaks out and is slightly obsessive over hygiene and germs. His full name is Luis Calabasas. His eyes are brown. Luis is hinted at possibly having a particular romantic affinity for CG.|
|Squibbon||Richard Binsely||Sometimes called Squibby. He stowed away on the TimeFlyer on CG's first mission. As shown in the episode "A Ghost in the Machine " he is much smarter than he looks. He refers to the others as his "hairy heads".|
|CG's father||Cedric Smith||The father of CG. He informs C.G. of what the crew's mission objectives are in each environment. He doesn't know that Squibbon is with them, until "Sweet Home Pangaea II". It is often shown he doesn't approve of C.G. bringing Ethan, Emily, and Luis along, often calling them "primitives". Like his daughter, his eyes are blue and has lines beside his left eye.|
5 million years
- Babookaris – Dex, Alpha and their Troop - seen in episode 11. Unnamed Babookaris seen in episodes 18, 24 and 26.
- Carakillers – Psuebo, Zodek, Zaba, Zork, and Zobo - seen in episode 18. Unnamed Carakillers seen in episodes 11, 24, 25 and 26.
- Rattlebacks – Unnamed Rattleback, seen in episodes 11, 25 and 26.
Northern European Ice
- Shagrats – Arb or Shaggy, herd leader and herd - seen in episode 12. Unnamed Shagrats seen in episode 25.
- Snowstalkers – Unnamed Snowstalker seen in 12 and 20. Snowball - seen in 26.
- Gannetwhales – Beaker, Doop, Tooby and Tooby's mom - seen in episode 20. Unnamed Gannetwhales seen in episode 26.
100 million years
- Lurkfish – Gill and Butch - seen in episode 1. Unnamed Lurkfish seen in episode 5 and 6.
- Swampus – unnamed, seen in episodes 1, baby and her Mother seen in episode 6. Unnamed Swampus seen in episodes 5 and 17.
- Toratons – Tika, Tonk (infants), and Their mother, Tory - seen in episodes 5 and 17. Max and Stoney - seen in episode 4. Unnamed Toratons seen in 10 and 25.
- Roachcutters – unnamed Roachcutter, seen in episodes 2, 16, 17 and 22.
- Spitfire Birds – Spritz- seen in episodes 16 and 22. Unnamed Spitfire Bird seen in 2, 17 and 25.
- Spitfire Beetles – Nix and his Friend - seen in episode 2.
- Falconflies – Lance and his Friend, seen in episodes 2, 16, 17 and 22.
- False Spitfire Birds – Simile, Flitter, and Beaky - seen in episode 16.
- Great Blue Windrunners – Big blue, Snip and Snap, seen in episode 3. Unnamed great blue windrunner seen in 17 and 25.
- Silver Spiders – Zaga, Zuma, and Zeke, seen in episodes 7 and 17. Unnamed Sliver Spider seen in 2.
- Poggles– Gad seen in episode 7. Unnamed Poggle seen in 17.
- Reef Gliders – Bloatus and Bobber - seen in episode 8. Unnamed reef gliders seen in episode 17 and 25.
- Ocean Phantoms – unnamed, seen in episodes 8, 15, 17 and 25.
- Spindletroopers – Claude, Slkae and Other Spindletroopers seen in episode 15 and unnamed spindletrooper seen in episode 8.
200 million years
- Terabytes – Torq (rock borer) and Tog, his transporter - all seen in episode 13. Unnamed Terabytes seen in episodes 9 and 19.
- Garden Worms – unnamed Garden Worms, seen in episodes 9, 13 and 19.
- Slickribbons – Philo and Polly - seen in episode 19.
- Gloomworms – unnamed Gloomworms, seen in episode 19.
- Squibbons – Squibby or Squibbon - seen in episodes 1 through 26. Uli, Rondo and Zet - seen in episode 14. Oqnga and Oqtz seen in episodes 24 and 25. Buzzy and his Mom & Dad - seen in episodes 24 and 25. Unnamed Squibbons seen in episode 21.
- Forest Flish – unnamed flocks seen in episode 14. Flare and Fleck seen in episode 23. Unnamed Flish seen in episodes 21 and 24.
- Megasquids – Unnamed Megasquid, seen in episodes 10, 14 and 23. A blue female and her green male companion seen in episode 21. Unnamed Megasquid seen in episodes 24 and 25.
- Slithersucker – unnamed, seen in episodes 14, 21 and 23.
The show first aired on Teletoon on June 28, 2010; it made its debut in the US on Discovery Kids on October 13, 2007 and ended on July 5, 2008. It continued to air on the network until October 9, 2010. The Hub aired reruns of the show from October 16, 2010 to June 24, 2012. As of October 2016, it can still be seen on Teletoon weekdays at 10:30pm EST.
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