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Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is an animated action-adventure series set in the Jurassic Park universe. Created by DreamWorks Animation, the series debuted exclusively on Netflix in September 18, 2020.

The first season of the series is set during the time-frame of the events of 2015's Jurassic World.

Premise

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows the adventures of six teenagers who are chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a state of the art adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar: Camp Cretaceous. However, once the events of Jurassic World occur and the dinosaurs get loose, the teens find themselves stranded. Cut off from the outside world, the six have to rely on each other to survive.

Characters and Cast

Episodes

Season 1

Number Summary Episode title Airdate
1 After waiting his whole life to see dinosaurs, Darius wins the chance to join five other campers on Isla Nublar for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Camp Cretaceous September 18, 2020
2 With the rest of the crew off visiting a genetics lab, Kenji sneaks Darius into the park's top-secret underbelly and straight into danger. Secrets September 18, 2020
3 The campers hop into their Gyrospheres to help move a dinosaur herd toward fresh grazing lands. But an incoming storm stirs up unexpected trouble. The Cattle Drive September 18, 2020
4 Darius remembers the promise he made to his dad. Elsewhere on the island, the campers find themselves face-to-face with a newly freed threat. Things Fall Apart September 18, 2020
5 After a close encounter with the Indominus, the gang seeks shelter in the genetics lab, where a scientist reveals the truth about Dr. Wu. Happy Birthday, Eddie! September 18, 2020
6 Sammy's secret shocks everyone, but there's no time for anger when an accident unleashes a flock of Pteranodon and forces the crew below ground. Welcome to Jurassic World September 18, 2020
7 The campers leave the Mosasaurus lagoon and fight their way onto the monorail, where Ben gets a chance to face his fears. Last Day of Camp September 18, 2020
8 It's a race against time as the campers make their way to the main dock to catch the last ferry leaving the island. End of the Line September 18, 2020

Season 2 Coming Soon

List of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures in the Show

Production

In the 1990s, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios attempted to create an animated series based on Jurassic Park due to that films unprecedented level of critical and commercial success. Despite genuine interest the series never made it past pre-production. Another animated series which was meant to tie in with the Chaos Effect toy line would later enter development but also was never made. In 2018, after the critical and commercial successes of Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Universal stated its commitment to making expanded media for the Jurassic World franchise. This included books, the toylines, video games, and rumored to include animated TV series. In 2019 rumors circulated that Universal Studios and DreamWorks Animation's partnership to adapt animated series based on Universal film franchises would include Jurassic World. That summer, a teaser was released online announcing that Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous would release sometime in 2020. Scott Kreamer and Aaron Hammersley are the showrunners and executive producers. The series also sees Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Colin Trevorrow, and Lane Lueras serving as executive producer. Zack Stentz serves as a consulting producer.

Marketing

At the San Diego Comic Con 2019, Mattel revealed that several of the Jurassic World toylines would be tie ins with this show. In 2020 said toys modeled after dinosaurs and characters from the show were released.

In September, 2020, fast-food chain McDonalds began including Happy Meal toys based on Camp Cretaceous. Included were booklets as well as four eggs containing toy dinosaurs from the show.

Trivia

  • Camp Cretaceous is the first official canon Jurassic Park TV series. It is also the second animated series and the first mainline series to actually make it to airing.
  • Camp Cretaceous is the first animated TV series to be co-produced by Amblin Television since 2007's The Land Before Time TV series.
  • Camp Cretaceous is the second DreamWorks Animation TV series based on a Universal Studios film property after Fast and Furious: Spy Racers.
  • Camp Cretaceous seems to take inspiration stylistically and thematically from films & pop culture of the 1980s and the 1990s and works which were influenced by those periods. 
    • Camp Cretaceous bares a lot in common to films directed by Steven Spielberg such as the original Jurassic Park, Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Hook as well as the Spielberg produced Super 8.
      • Specific to Jaws, Toro the carnotaurus as an antagonist is somewhat similar to the shark from that movie. Even the method in which the kids defeat Toro is similar to how the shark is defeated.
    • The focus on a group of kids on a fantastic adventure or general childhood adventure harkens back to films such as The GooniesStand By MeThe Sandlot, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Stephen King's It, and the more recent Attack the Block.
    • The six campers being very different kids who initially don't get along harkens back to the 1986 coming of age film, The Breakfast Club.
    • In addition, the characters Claire Dearing and Simon Masrani are mentioned repeatedly throughout the series but do not physically appear (in great part due to the events of Jurassic World).

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