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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 on September 18th, 2020.
The first season of the series is set during the time-frame of the events of 2015's Jurassic World. The second season was confirmed during October of 2020 and will be released January 22nd 2021.
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
- Paul-Mikél Williams as Darius Bowman, a camper, gamer, and dinosaur expert who has dreamed of coming to Jurassic World his whole life.
- Jenna Ortega as Brooklynn, a camper and social media personality.
- Ryan Potter as Kenji Kon, a laidback camper and the son of a businessman who invested in condos on Nublar.
- Raini Rodriguez as Sammy Gutierrez, a boisterous friendly camper whose family's ranch supplies Jurassic World with their beef.
- Sean Giambrone as Ben Pincus, a sensitive, easily frightened, bookish camper and the son of a Jurassic World employee.
- Kausar Mohammed as Yasmina Fadoula, an athletic and somewhat shy and introverted camper.
- Jameela Jamil as Roxie, a camp counselor who is a somewhat strict but good natured and responsible adult.
- Glen Powell as Dave, a camp counselor who is somewhat goofy and easy going.
- Glenn Chun as Dr. Henry Wu, chief geneticist at Jurassic World.
- Keston John as Fredrick Bowman, father of Darius and Brandon. Like Darius, Fredrick is also a dinosaur enthusiast.
- Benjamin Florez Jr. as Brandon Bowman, the elder brother of Darius and son of Fredrick.
- James Arnold Taylor as Eddie, one of Dr. Wu's assistants.
|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 was officially announced in October of 2020 and will be released on January 22 of 2021. The season will find the stranded campers struggling to survive on Isla Nublar as the series charges forward beyond the events of the Jurassic World film.
List of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures in the Show
- Acrocanthosaurus (concept only; cut)
- Albertosaurus (possible appearance)
- Allosaurus (mentioned as “All- osaurus” in different context instead of the genus itself; cut)
- Anchiornis (mentioned)
- Baryonyx (season 2)
- Brontosaurus (mentioned)
- Ceratosaurus (season 2)
- Cryolophosaurus (concept only; cut)
- Dimorphodon (possible appearance)
- Gallimimus (season 2)
- Indominus rex
- Maiasaura (concept only; cut)
- Mamenchisaurus  (possible appearance)
- Pachycephalosaurus (concept only; cut)
- Protoceratops (concept only; cut)
- Siberian Mammoth (fossils only)
- Sarcosuchus (possible appearance)
- Spinosaurus (skeleton seen on file)
- Styracosaurus (picture only)
- Triceratops (book only and season 2)
- Troodon  (possible appearance)
- Tyrannosaurus rex (Intro, video game, and season 2)
- Yutyrannus (concept only; cut)
In the 1990's, 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; with Zack Stentz serving as a consulting producer.
Production of season 2 began right at the outbreak of COVID-19, but was not interrupted because the entirety of the series was animated and the cast were able to work remotely.
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 aforementioned 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.
- Jurassic World: 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 past the production stage and make it to airing.
- Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous not, however, the first TV series. That honor goes to LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, a Canadian animated miniseries that aired on Nickelodeon and the Family Channel in Canada.
- Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is the first animated TV series to be co-produced by Amblin Television since 2007's The Land Before Time TV series.
- Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is the second DreamWorks Animation TV series based on a Universal Studios film property after Fast and Furious: Spy Racers
- Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous appears to take inspiration, both stylistically and thematically from films & pop culture from the 1980s, 1990s and other works which were influenced by those periods.
- Camp Cretaceous shares a numerous similarities to films directed by Steven Spielberg such as the original Jurassic Park, Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Hook as well as the Spielberg produced Super 8.
- Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is the first canonical Jurassic media that takes place concurrently with a film, in this case being Jurassic World. This is demonstrated most as Claire Dearing and Simon Masrani are mentioned repeatedly throughout the series but do not physically appear.
- Mr. DNA retains his traditionally-animated form in the series.
- Apatosaurus has made no appearance in the series (so far) although the animal is featured in the promotional book.
- This is first time that Ceratosaurus makes appearance in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous ever since the cameo in Jurassic Park 3 on Isla Sorna.
- Pocket Sandwich Theatre originally planned a parody of Jurassic Park named "Camp Cretaceous", but had to rename their parody to Triassic Trek after Netflix acquired the rights to "Camp Cretaceous".
- Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Season 2 Release Date Confirmed for Netflix - The Post
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